2019-2020 Preseason

Re: 2019-2020 Preseason

Postby Darren » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:00 am

DComeaux wrote:Looks really good, Rick.

This week seems to moving at a good pace for me with some shopping and packing for the camp. Blake and I will be out in the marsh on Friday afternoon to make one final check on things. I'm still getting some not so good phone videos from the refuge manger, one at daylight yesterday morning showing many moving black dots on his wide scan, so I'd say it's loading up.


Can we pitch in and buy this cat a decent phone to send better videos from? :lol:
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Re: 2019-2020 Preseason

Postby Rick » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:44 am

The bug and I enjoyed a nice brisk first-light hike around some Klondike rice, but all we saw was Klondike rice. Didn't hear a bird, either, but it's not that unusual for us to get them just behind, rather than before or with a front, so hope remains. Hear from farming friends of at least one good bunch of Klondike ducks a couple miles, as they fly, from where we were, and others may already be about. Don't know or care, going anyway.
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Re: 2019-2020 Preseason

Postby DComeaux » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:58 am

It's pretty spooky whats happening.
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Re: 2019-2020 Preseason

Postby Ericdc » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:32 am

Lotta blue wings in Monroe area this morning while we speck hunting.


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Re: 2019-2020 Preseason

Postby Rick » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:42 am

There's hope!

A Cooper's hawk just hit my pigeon loft's hog wire: first I've seen since spring of 2018. Did not see, much less lose a homer to, a bird hawk at our place last "winter". Used to always show up here just before the specks in October, so he's way late, as they still are, but at least something's migrated.
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Re: 2019-2020 Preseason

Postby Ducaholic » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:44 am

Delayed migrations are a fact of life. You would have thought with the weather activity we had prior to the survey we would have gotten closer to LTA's.

With that said the areas that typically do well on opening weekend will do well and we have two good fronts to keep things lively for a while. We just need that activity to continue.
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Re: 2019-2020 Preseason

Postby DComeaux » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:21 am

Rick, I'm going to predict a mixed bag limit for the mud hole tomorrow morning of gadwall, jacks, teal, spoobill and a possible wood duck or two. Can't rule out a mottled.
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Re: 2019-2020 Preseason

Postby Deltaman » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:44 am

I'd throw in a possible Squealer and Pintail to that Mudhole list too Dave
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Re: 2019-2020 Preseason

Postby Rick » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:55 am

If it's up to me: no free passes. Well, maybe the little spoon that would be too much like kicking a puppy.

Really depends on who draws my blind. Same family and their guests have been hunting opening weekend in our marsh for forty-some(?) years, and some in their group are hunters and some are guys who hunt...
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Re: 2019-2020 Preseason

Postby Duck Engr » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:22 am

Rick tell them it’s 2019. No discrimination allowed.
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