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The ND G&F reports of a 5K feed east of Ellandale this morning.

There's a large buildup west of Aberdeen, and there could be a good flyway into ND along the HW 281 corridor in the next 48 hours. Still some birds moving closer to the Missouri River as well. Not much in SE ND as of yet, but that could change this weekend.
 

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I was planning on going out this Fri. to northeastern SD to blast some snows...maybe I should considering ND instead. Sounds like the SOB are on the move fast. Also want to hunt the following weekend 29-30 also.. Any input would be great..
 

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I was looking at coming out next weekend. Is that going to be too late? Should i look at rescheduling? Thanks for your opinion
 

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You should be okay coming next weekend, but you might be hunting the northern half of the state. The migration is dependnt on the weather, so only mother nature knows the timing.
 

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Saw a flock of about 500 snow and blues fly over me while I was fishing this afternoon southeast of Lidgerwood. also tons of dark's and ducks flyin around! can't wait till this fall to get to hunt them!!!
 

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Saw the first flock of snows/blues (about 100) all spring just east of williow city today. Saw lots of Canada's. Things are starting to thaw pretty quickly up here around Bottineau. I've seen a few smaller sloughs that are almost completely open. There is more snow farther west of Bottineau but with the sunny day it's thawing quickly. Hopefully they will at least make a few stops before they hit Canada.
 

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Waterfowl moving all day today, wish I would have brought my shotgun. Lotsa ducks and geese, there is quite a bit of open water too. Finally saw a decent number of snows moving around yesterday.
 

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Went out this morning and witnessed a large push heading NW of Oakes, they looked like they werent going to stop for a while.
 

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Saw a large number of SOB's moving north today while fishing SE of Lidgerwood a good estimate would be around 5000! lOTS OF BIRDS! can't wait to put the sneek on some! :D or maybe try decoying!!!
 

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they are all ready up here....going by at crusing altitude....
 

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Most of the geese I saw today (and it was a lot) between Lidgerwood & Oakes should have been using oxygen masks. Saw a few on the ground but when you drove by they were off with the rest. There is NO surface waters in SE NoDak and with near 70 degree weather today I doubt many (or any) will stay. I put on several hundred miles in that area with poor results (2). I had fun seeing a lot of dark geese and it looks like the pheasants came out ok again this year. I think the folks near the Canadian border will have better luck since they had more snow for surface water. I wouldn't waste my time going to SE NoDak. You're in for a disappoint :cry: ment!!
 

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Saw lots of small strings flying high when i was out today north of Fairdale. Tried sneaking up on one smaller flock (only ones i saw on the ground) other than that no shots fired. Still a good day, decoying a flock of white fronts made it worth it.
 

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Hunted from South of Willow City over too Kramer, Upham area. Geese were everywhere. Set up a spread on a slough that was flooded and didn't have much of luck, only managed to get 2 over decoys. After we picked up we found geese everywhere on the ground. We jumped 2 different small sloughs and bagged 8. All the geese we saw go into Canada turned and started back south. Saw lots of flocks head south after you get past highway five. lots of open water.
Good luck they are finally here
 

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I would have to say that SE NDs spring season was over before it began. The snows are jumping right over that part of the state.
 

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Right Decoyer, as you know we saw way to many flocks flying high and heading north, but it was nice to see the birds try to work the dekes, I think Im going to unpack the the trailer this week, and put stuff away until this fall.
 

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Yep goosebuster.
I think it is time for me to start getting ready for spring crappies.
 

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This has to be the shortest Spring Season yet.After I left you guys yesterday afternoon,I drove straight north for 275 miles.I didn't see any geese until I was north of Carrington.There were some groups of 1-3000 between Carrington and Rugby.After that it was too dark to see.

I went out west of Bottineau after lunch today.I drove from here to Westhope and then back along the border,zigzaging.I saw 3 or 4 groups of 3-5000 on the ground.It appears the mother lode has moved into Canada already.

I'm sure there are still some to come but the big migration seems to have overflown us.
 
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