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My friends dad and another guy went out on Saturday and shot 50+ over decoys before they ran out of shells. They said that all the birds were juvies and came right in without hesitation. Said it was one of the best shoots of his life. So there are still birds around if you can find them.
 

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Gandergrinder,I went out saturday and sunday.Shot 8 saturday and 13 sunday pass shooting.I also ran out of shells.All of the birds I shot were juvies with the exception of an adult ross goose.I only seen one goose flying high both days.Most of them wer right on the deck.
 

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I saw a field of white this morning on my way to school. On the way back i stopped to check it out and sure enough there was about 200 mature snows n blues feedign in a cornfield. Might have to take a day off tomorrow and hunt them. They were in the same field all last week but friday i did not see them feeding and figured they had left. Good thing they havent. :)
 

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Oh yah, I can verify that there are still birds around. Saw about 2-5000 yesterday. Loading up the boat last night when all the sudden, BANG BANG BANG. Next thing I knew about 500-750 got up out of the field right across the road. Not sure if they got anything??
 

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I think we're going to give mallard's spot a run. With the number of juvies flying around it's kind of hard not to. Kiedrowski, a good buddy of mine moves back to Fargo today from D.C., so he's pretty pumped that he's going to experience some spring hunting after all.

Only problem is sunup time and the distance to travel. We're going to have to leave around 1 a.m. :poke: :lost:
 

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The fact that you guys are going hunting. The juvies are around and there is no way that I could possibly go with the amount of tests that I have is proof that god does not love me. More than anything I would like to get out for awhile but I just can't. Good luck gentlemen and if you shoot a bunch please do not tell me untill after finals.
 

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awww.....you know I'm going hunting tomorrow when I give live updates. :D

Still plenty of birds, just got off the phone with mallard. So far 1 field of about 2 grand, mostly juvies...and a second field that's got double that...........mostly juvies. He's still got a couple more to check.

Just a heads up for those of you going tomorrow!
 

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So how'd you boys do this morning?? A friend and I got 18 this morning in the dekes, shoulda had more but i was too excited to actually shoot snows out of the decoys again. Gonna try em tomorrow morning too, if anyone in the Lake region area wants to "try" and have a good time, let me know and we will see what we can do.
 

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What a twisted morning.

We got on the road around 1 a.m., few of the guys on zero sleep. Got to our plan A spot and the birds stayed there overnight. We had a plan B spot with half as many birds...and decided to go after them instead of pushing the birds and hoping.

We set up about 500 windsocks or so next to a flooded lowspot in the field. Here's the middle of the spread:



The birds didn't come for around the first 45 minutes, and we started to get nervous. A few ducks and canadas flying, but no snows. Than the first flock was spotted...wow where they coming low. It turned out to be the pattern of the morning. Scattered small flocks came for about an hour and a half, and everyone of them approached about 10 yards off the deck. Many of them came so low they were almost dragging their bellies on the ground. The second they entered the north end of the pothole (top end of bottom pic), they'd either drop the landing gear and try to land in front of us or bank up and over us at 25 yards. Haven't seen birds do that since Sask. We ended up with 50 birds between 5 of us. About 12 or so were ross's, about 8 were matures and the rest juvies. Here's a pic showing 43 of the 50:



A great morning to end the year. Wish I would've known and took advantage of these earlier. Here's a couple nice blues taken, both in the white phase (notice the "I'm running on 3 hours of sleep" look):



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I had a blast!! It was just like SASK. With zero hours of sleep in the past 34 hours, im going to hit the sack. Wish snow's would always decoy like that.
 

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Double ouch,
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I feel your pain GG...To the rest of the Nodak Crew who made it out..."Now that's what I'm talkin' about"! Great work guys, this was the day we have all been working for all spring....glad to see that you guys took advantage of the opportunity even though some of us had to miss out.
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Sweet looking spread too! GG be proud, it looks like your sweat and tears paid off...even though you couldn't be there
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Who knows, I haven't heard the fat lady sing yet.....so anything is possible as these guys proved on Saturday!
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GG give me a call we can drowned our sorrows together :beer:
 

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I decided to stay out there for the weekend and ended up hunting alone as the other guys had commitments at home.I ended up shooting 10 more that evening.The way Doug and GB3 were shooting that day we could have gotten another 50 in the evening.Had one flock of about 20-25 land in the deeks(I was outside of the blind taking a leak when they came in).Today wasnt as productive.I hunted the wrong field(guessed which one they were using the night before).They were in a field a mile away.I still managed to get two birds though.Saturdays hunt was unreal.It seemed for a while like you couldnt reload fast enough.There were birds laying everywhere and Dougs dog was going nuts because he wanted to go after them.That was the fastest action I have ever seen goose hunting.To bad we didnt do it earlier.I had my eye on that area for two weeks prior to this weekend.
 

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Man, I really wish that I wouldn't have had to work this past weekend!!!! Nice to see you guys puttin' the grind on 'em. Gotta love how those late flocks come in---On The Deck! Once again very nice. :beer:

Hustad, did you guys ever give me a ring? I was at my buddies house, but left his number in case you called. I think I ended up passing out at like 2:00ish...don't really remember though. :roll:
 

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Wow !!! thats unreal - this time of year :beer:

Oh !!! to be young again :-?

All I got was stuck trying to move my old trailer :eyeroll:

When does it end ???
 
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