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They are in trouble!

Went dove hunting to a new property that I have acess to...and all I can say is the geese are in trouble out there!!  These were as we were leaving!

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I plan to get into the duck

I plan to get into the duck and goose hunting in a much bigger way this year. I only went once last year for the first time in about 15 years and chose the day it was about 15 below zero and just wasn't able to hold out that long with the gear that I have. Planning to buy some much better cold weather waterfowl gear for this year and get back out there after them.

Great pictures.

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Very nice!  Should be good

Very nice!  Should be good shooting for you this fall!

Do those geese actually spend the summer there?  I figured they'd be up north somewhere in their breeding grounds until the weather started pushing them south.

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I think these are just some

I think these are just some local birds...they were big.  We saw about 30 fly right over us about 7am.  Then about 11am 200 came barreling into the water, and another 50 or so flew on east.  landowner says he has geese and duck in the area all year...can't wait.

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Well, resident or migratory

Well, resident or migratory birds, shouldn't matter.  You should have a good hunt or 2 at the beginning of the season.  Should be fun!

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Seeing fixed winged birds

Seeing fixed winged birds coming in can sure get your blood boiling. Was not able to get out much the past few years but hope to get a few good hunt in this year. Hope once the season opens that your new found hunting hole is still holding some birds. Local birds have a way of disappearing once the season opens, good luck and nice pictures.

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Awesome!

Very cool!  Color me jealous!  The flocks I'm seeing are about a dozen birds.  I'm envious of you!  enjoy!  Go get them - whack whack whack! Thumbs up

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Water!

My understanding is that you don't have to go very far south and there is little if any standing water.  Maybe the waterfowl will hang around a bit longer barring a major freeze out.

 

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Nice Birds!

I have learned that only a small percentage of Geese live year round where I hunt, The big populations of Birds start migrating in later in the season! So I wouldnt worry to much because by november when the season starts it should be totally diffrent. Meaning lots and lots of more birds which should be a good hunt! Yes

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Here in Colorado we have alot

Here in Colorado we have alot of local birds.  they bever leave not matter how hot or cold it gets.  According to the landowner there are birsd out there all year long...to bad it does not fall into out early season hunting zone.

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Yah

yah, I was referring to Colorado too. I hunt the westslope, i see a few geese this time of year but i noticed that the majority of the birds migrate because by November the sky is covered day in and day out with geese. But ya their are birds that live here year round. In my opinion though the 2nd split season is the best cause they move all day long.

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