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  1. greenheadIL

    greenheadIL Elite Refuge Member

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    Sunday Sunday Sunday
     
  2. ten times better

    ten times better Senior Refuge Member

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    yesterday they were working didn't see the #'s but what we seen worked 2 of our guys jumped a pond with some kids got 219, ive done that 2x never again to much cleaning plus they had 90 lbs of meat, fond a decent easy way to eat them soak in root beer for a few hrs you will be surprised how sweet they get and it removes the liver taste. they took the 90 to the locker plant $$$$$$$$$$$$
     
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  3. DANNY NEWELL

    DANNY NEWELL Elite Refuge Member

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    I was just outside and the sky is full of birds.
    Specs,snows,and Canadas all headed north .

    Danny
     
  4. ixkaped2

    ixkaped2 Senior Refuge Member

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    Yes Sunday was definitely the best day last weekend. I saw very many birds get killed unfortunately none were by us. Too good of competition . It was a sight to see though. Creates lots of talk about next year lol
     
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  5. DANNY NEWELL

    DANNY NEWELL Elite Refuge Member

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    I have been out most of the day and now there are
    Good number of snows going north.Looked to me like
    they were looking for some food.

    Danny
     
  6. ten times better

    ten times better Senior Refuge Member

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    here in central il. we saw very few but 2 of us killed 12 by 10 and would have had more except for my shooting. don't know if anyone hunted the pm
     
  7. sno

    sno Refuge Member

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    Hunted Vandalia area yesterday
    Slim pickings
     
  8. ten times better

    ten times better Senior Refuge Member

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    we also saw less than 500 but what we saw worked killed 31 our best day ! in the strong wind we used all 12 callers loud to start.[ 24 sounds ] OOOOOOO to be able to shoot specks we could have got our 2 each with a tennis racket. LIKE THESE YOUNG BIRDS STILL NO GRAYS HOPING IT LASTS A LITTLE LONGER,
     
  9. duck_killer00

    duck_killer00 Senior Refuge Member

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    I finally built my spread big enough to give it a try Sunday. Set up on a small flock that knew the game but gave us a play or two. After they were gone we were able to pull down multiple groups from bout as high as they could be just to have em hang up at about 70-80 yards. Even though we didnt kill any of the migrators it kinda refueled my old passion for snows. Sunday afternoon post hunt I immediately bought another 20 dz dekes. Gonna be a long summer of buying more and more but Next year ill have the spread to get em.
     
  10. greenheadIL

    greenheadIL Elite Refuge Member

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    Hunted both Sunday and Monday. The migrators from about 900 til 1100 on sunday was pretty impressive and they were very friendly lots of dirty birds. Monday saw less but worked almost everything we saw light wind hurt us but still put over 30 on the ground.
    A mixed bag pic from sunday.
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