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  1. ten times better

    ten times better Senior Refuge Member

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    we seem to have lost most of our birds this evening after 21/2 weeks how did the rest of u fair.
     
  2. likesbigspreads

    likesbigspreads Elite Refuge Member

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    Had some great flocks of migrators yesterday afternoon when the sun was out, as soon as it went under the working birds stopped. Pretty much a constant migration from sunrise to sunset south of Springfield yesterday. I heard it was the same just about everyplace else.
     
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    ten times better Senior Refuge Member

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    hoping the smart birds left we've had several work to 60-70 yds and pull off. were using full bodies, flyers and floaters on a 15 acre lake but we have beans. didn't go this morning to muddy weve got all oldies so I don't think anyone went in the rain.
     
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    ten times better Senior Refuge Member

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    guess I'm wrong they called 5 mins after the last post and they[ have 10 but called for the dog to chase the cripples in the field can't make it in the mud LOTS OF THUNDER AND LIGHTING I' m not going out [ one of the guys beeper said a tree on fire in Raymond] ps they got the cripples SUPER GOOD DOG this snow goose hunting the last 5 yrs has taught her well. we had a bird glide at least a 1/2 mile she saw it and got it and then got the close ones.
     
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    2WIDGN Senior Refuge Member

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    Hard to live without a good dog... especially in the mud!
     
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    ten times better Senior Refuge Member

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    esp. at 721/2 and fat
     
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    ten times better Senior Refuge Member

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    OH I forgot the 5 heart attacks
     
  8. ixkaped2

    ixkaped2 Senior Refuge Member

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    i've never snow goose hunted before, but I have opportunity to go this weekend. Got rain for Sat. sunny on Sunday. Any thoughts on which day be better? I can go either day but not both
     
  9. Waterdog Trainer

    Waterdog Trainer Senior Refuge Member

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    Sunday
     
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  10. Jon C

    Jon C Elite Refuge Member

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    Sunday for sure Sun and wind are key...unless there is fog..haha
     

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