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Have You Noticed...

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Have any of you noticed over the last 5-8 years that the snows leave the roost later in the morning than they used to? I remember 10+ years ago we always had the first few bunches come in when it was still 1/2 hour before sunrise (were talking fall hunting). Nowdays they wait till sunrise and also you see very few singles and pairs any more. Used to be if you had a bad morning.. picked the wrong field or the weather was too nice you could always pick off some juvy singles but lately you just dont see them, always in bunches. Weve had decent hatches and there are plnty of juvies around most years so they must be learning somehow.
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Snow geese are adaptable, and it shows in their flight patterns. I too remember the good old days of the early birds. It just appears the later the year gets, the later they come off.

Hunting bluebird mornings for snow geese in the fall is always tough. An hour after sunup your morning is basically over. That's where hunting Canadas in October more enjoyable. You still have a chance on bluebird days.

Do you know if the article or study is online?
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