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perro
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western slope 12-12-2011 14:08
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I have. Not much in the way of ducks, but I have killed more geese then last year at this time.

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biggiesmalls
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julesburg 12-10-2011 23:27
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There are geese out here. Spotty but we are getting some. Anyone else doing any good?

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biggiesmalls
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julesburg 02-04-2011 09:09
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Still getting into ‘em. Yesterday we shot mixed bag. Snows, specks and limits of canadas. Only ten days left.

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biggiesmalls
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julesburg 01-23-2011 21:08
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Been hunting at least every other day last two week. Good numbers of decoying geese. Hard winds have made it tough. Today we really got into them early. Small groups decoyed well. Shot a single greater that when retrieved we found mono fishing line had been wrapped up around one foot. It had cut through the tissue all the way to the bone. Foot was swollen and infected. Didn’t seem to bother him when we flipped the lids he was cupped wings and landing gear down. Wondered if anyone else has seen this?

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greenheadkilla
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s. platte 01-11-2011 10:52
Cloudy, Accumulating Snow – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Hunted sunday in the snowstorm, very very few ducks were seen, couple groups before shooting time then a few singles and pairs and had one decent flock of wigeon that wouldnt commit, managed to shoot 1 drake mallard. A group down from us shot and absolutely gorgeous pintail. Still lots of geese and they were flying very low in the storm. woulda been a great shoot in the corn where they were headed…. Had to listen to a group just down from us shoot at anything that was within a hundred yards of them, it was hard to even watch. Out of two boxes of shells they ended up sailin’ one goose and they broke the wing on another one but it managed to fly off.
Warm weather is supposed to be back in a couple days, we will see what that does for the birds………

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biggiesmalls
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Julesburg 01-09-2011 06:00
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Hunted friday and saturday. Good numbers of geese. southeast wind makes these birds act funny. Still getting ‘em.

[Edited By biggiesmalls on 2011-01-09 06:01]

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greenheadkilla
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platte 01-08-2011 14:42
Cloudy, Heavy Fog – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
Hunted the platte this morning, like matt had said there was quite a bit of ice on the river and any moving water was ragin’! I pulled out my waders to find a 3″ gash in the butt that wasnt there the last time I put them away and thought I forgot my calls, I thought, what a great start already…. Hunted some warm water in a heavy fog this morning. Had 3 seperate groups of mallards light in the decoys and stay for a bit about 15 minutes before shooting time. Legal shooting time ducks flew quite well for the fog, managed 3 smileys, a wigeon and a nice drake gwt. Even after today i can count on one hand how many spoonies i have shot, not that i am too good to shoot them, but that where i lived in MN we never saw them. Kinda hesitant to try em on the grill but i am gonna wrap em in bacon and smother em in a spicy ginger sauce…I’ll let ya know how they turn out. Didnt see that many birds today once the fog lifted, got burnt on 4 different occasions by spoonies, wigeon and gaddies. Should’ve been done on “good” ducks about hour into the morning. Oh well! When i came out i was stopped by the game warden and he said thats the “most ducks he’s seen in a while”, so i guess huntin’ has been pretty poor up there this year.
Also checked a few other spots on my way back to denver and hunting pressure was very heavy for the amount of birds around, i suppose it is saturday.
Gonna give ‘er a go in the morning again, not sure yet where i wanna go, hopefully the birds lose their minds in the snow!

I kinda had to laugh just now thinking to myself that there is only gonna be a couple people that read this, let alone post, before the next time i get on. Come on people, post SOMETHING, even if you dont get the chance to get out. Seeing any birds? got a buddy who has been out? Tell a good story…anything! hahaha!
Good luck to all gettin’ after em during the upcoming front…

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greenheadkilla
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01-07-2011 22:34
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matt,
hey i tried to join that website and it said i had to wait for an email from a web administrator or something and i am yet to receive an “invite”…..I am headed up to the platte tomorrow and we will see for sunday w/ the storm coming in, but if there is no open water then yeah probably not many birds around. Hoping to find something huntable and maybe a pile of birds, concentrated heavy in one spot…

Matt,
If you wanna get after some honkers, i got a enclosed trailer and a pile of full bodies, as do you if i remember reading some of your old posts a long time ago. PM me or shoot me an email @ greenheadkilla@hotmail.com if you wanna get out there…

Unbelievable the lack of people on here, it really could be a great website.

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Matt-Sandersen
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CO 01-06-2011 20:01
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 25-30 Degrees – Ice
Greenhead……The majority of people who waterfowl in this state are on Coloradowaterfowl.com, I don’t use this site anymore because as you have noticed, no one posts anything for this state. check out that site. As for hunting geese are thick in some spots and gone in others. S Platte is iced over east of Greeley and was pretty slushy where is wasn’t froze solid. Not many ducks on it at all.

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greenheadkilla
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01-02-2011 23:23
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Perro, where are you out of, rifle area? Looks to me like we are the only ones that report on here anymore. With as many people that waterfowl in co, you would think that more people would post….? Have you been out since new years? Any birds around for you on the western slope?

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greenheadkilla
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01-01-2011 11:48
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Anyone been hunting the platte, or Arkansas? What came of the storm? I will be coming back from mn tomorrow and will have to do some running around Chasin em,I will report back after I get out there. Wish I woulda been around when this storm came through….. never fails…

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perro
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Western Slope 12-27-2010 19:26
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 35-40 Degrees
Slow start today. I had ducks in the deeks before OST and then nothing. geese didn’t fly until 9. Shot a pair, then picked up.

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Tom-Kopecky
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Greeley 12-24-2010 18:00
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 35-40 Degrees
Ventured out west from NE Arkansas to hunt rocky mountain waterfowl, an hour north of Denver, contacted Kevin Ayers of Ponderosa Outfitters an experienced caller with all full body goose decoys, in a comfortable pit located in a harvested cornfield. Hunted on Monday the 20th. My son SFC Paul Kopecky and I got 5 geese in a morning of hunting. surprising amount of geese around the Denver area. highly recommend this guide and outfitter. 11 dollars a day for a daily licence for out of state hunters is a deal

[Edited By Tom-Kopecky on 2010-12-24 18:19]

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perro
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Western Slope 12-18-2010 18:20
Cloudy, Snow Flurries – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
It’s been slow. Warmed up and all the ponds have reopened.

Today we did good. I shot a limit in Gaddys and widgens. My son got 2 of each. geese didn’t fly until noon, of course we had pulled everything by then. Got buzzed by two flocks of teal as we were leaving.

Merry Christmas all.

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greenheadkilla
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fort morgan 12-14-2010 17:54
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 50-60 Degrees
Snuck away for a quick hunt on the platte…
hiked a 1/2 mile from the truck, set out about 2dz floating mallards, a handful of fullbody mallards and 7 honker floaters. Put the spinner out turned it on, no more than got to shore and killed a hen mallard (oops) Looked up spinner somehow didnt take the charge from the charger last night and died w/in 10 minutes. forgot all my calls in the truck… Had 1 other mallard circle a few minutes later, thats all i saw in the form of mallards ALL DAY! We even sat til 1pm waiting for the honkers to come back to water after being in the fields, they didnt come back til after noon and went straight to the park in fort morgan w/out giving us a look. All the honkers have been there a while it seems, as they head from point A to point B and nowhere else. In need of some cold weather i believe. Heading back to minnesota for the holidays, wont post again probably til after the new year.
Merry Christmas to all!!

Anybody out there hunting in this state!?!?

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greenheadkilla
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platte river 12-11-2010 19:47
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went up for the past 4 days scouted and hunted all over from Greeley all the way to julesberg, shooting a few birds along the way. Lots of birds around but go from there roost spots which cant be hunted to their fields and are tough to get permission on most but most farmers i talked to were very friendly and would allow hunting if not leased up. As of today that whole area from fort morgan to julesberg is absolutely filthy w/ dark geese. Driving back along 76 was pretty hairy pulling my enclosed trailer in all the crazy crazy wind!!! I had to come back for work today, but it will be interesting to see what comes after this storm. Hoping for fresh birds and everything to freeze up to hunt the rivers.
Also, I was very very surprised to see the lack of hunting pressure midweek on public swa’s. That is great!
Get out there and good luck guys!

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greenheadkilla
Web Member

12-07-2010 23:52
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well, i will be headed to the platte it looks like tomorrow and maybe all the way through the weekend. Anybody been huntin’ up there!? i came through on 76 2 weeks ago now and there were a ton of birds (mallards, dark geese, w/ a some snows mixed in) headed to the fields to feed. Did not hunt was just passing through.
Most stuff is leased up, up that way i hear, is this true? The days of knocking on a farmers door and getting permission is over…!?!? I guess its just a little tough to chew on, but i will be heading that way to check it out! I may have to learn the hard way.

Also, there has to be more than a couple people on this website from co hunting, yet not a lot of posts..?

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greenheadkilla
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mostly scouted, did little hunting followed the arkansas river from pueblo to kansas border 12-07-2010 18:05
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I scouted from rocky ford swa east all the way to the kansas border over the last few days. Saw many flocks of migrating snows, and quite a few canadas as well. hunted rocky ford on friday had some groups of canadas work (coming off a gravel pit south of the river, going back and forth between there and holbrook) had only one group of 40 or so mallards working when a guy coyote hunting decided to shoot his rifle at the flock that was about 40 yards out coming in on a string….i was so mad.
headed east from there, checked out john marten res. tons and tons of snow geese and a pile of ducks….up until the day i went to hunt it, shallow water froze and the few ducks that were still there wanted nothing to do w/ me.
Put on many miles hiking in the granada swa and saw 4 mallards total. did kick up 3 pheasants.
overall, was kind of disappointed w/ the number of ducks seen. I did have all of my full body goose dekes w/ and pulling the enclosed trailer. How are the farmers in these areas about giving permission to hunters!?

I am in the process of moving to colorado from minnesota and trying to figure out this hunting out here is quite the task.
I will probably be headed to the platte to try and figure out some area up there next, although i didnt wanna have to deal w/ a ton of hunters. I guess i will have to deal w/ it…

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biggiesmalls
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sedgwick county 11-29-2010 18:11
Cloudy, High Winds – –
Got 6 canadas today. Too much wind.

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perro
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western slope 11-28-2010 21:34
Arctic Blast – Below Zero
I haven’t posted here in a while. T-day started out a -1. By sunrise -14. It was painful. A lot of birds first light but with the cold and chasing decoys down the river I’m sad to say I never fired a shot. by 8:30 I had had enough.

Skipped Friday had to work, went Sat and Sun. Actually did fair. 40 degree turn around. Ended up with 6 ducks and the first goose of the season. And pick up someone’s field deek that got away. 6 more and I’ll be even. LOL

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woodey
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JM 11-27-2010 20:23
– – 35-40 Degrees
lots of pintails in the area 5 ducks toal 2 guys

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biggiesmalls
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JULESBURG 11-24-2010 22:44
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First day in the new pit. Lots of wind. Hard to get birds to commit with decoys blowing around. Shot three Canadas. Saw good numbers for early season. Mostly small birds.

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woodey
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rockey ford 11-23-2010 23:00
Cloudy, Winds Calm – 40-45 Degrees
lots snows last weekend some ducks a few darks does anyone else hunt out there

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woodey
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ne 02-05-2010 00:15
Cloudy, Accumulating Snow – 35-40 Degrees
4 snows 1 blue 2honkers 2 guys

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perro
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West of Rifle 01-27-2010 17:52
Cloudy, Snow & Rain Mix – 10-20 Degrees – Ice
The fat lady is warming up. Not alot going on. The river finally opened up so you can put out decoys but sadly not many ducks or geese around.

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woodey
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arc valley 01-26-2010 14:18
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 50-60 Degrees
two days three guys four snows 22 candas 30 duck 2 pins 6 ring bills 1 woodey 1 redhead and the mallred plus 2 murs

[Edited By woodey on 2010-01-26 14:19]

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woodey
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arc valley 01-19-2010 12:02
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 40-45 Degrees
duck are few and very shy lots sky carp and lesser not many big gesse in the area

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perro
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All quiet on the western front 01-06-2010 16:04
Mostly Cloudy, No Precipitation – 0-10 Degrees – Ice
Had a very good week during Xmas and new years. Killed 18 geese and picked up 3 bands. Still very few greenheads. Been whacking the G-eyes and gaddies.

Things have really slowed down. The river has been too iced up and dangerous to risk putting a dog in it.

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biggiesmalls
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ne co 12-30-2009 09:18
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Hunted yesterday morning. Geese are slow coming out and then all at once. Flying high and know where they want to go. Took a 7th grader. Got his first goose. Need new birds from the north.

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woodey
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arc valley pravite 12-26-2009 12:49
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 40-45 Degrees
out four we shot bad ducks 4 canadas and 4sonws gesse werenot decoying and we shot rellay bad any one else hunt ing in the state how are you doing

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woodey
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arc valley 12-14-2009 18:58
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 10-20 Degrees – Ice
lots of gesse and few ducks got two golden eyes missed one

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woodey
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arc valley 12-14-2009 18:57
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 30-34 Degrees – Ice
lots of gesse and few ducks got two golden eyes missed one

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perro
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Western colorado 12-13-2009 12:33
Cloudy, Accumulating Snow – Froze Out
Been a tough week. Hunted wednesday in -17. picked up 3 ducks. Hunted yesterday and today, as a group we picked up 10 ducks. No geese. River just too shelfed out to be safe for dog or man.

Saw 4 pintail drakes. Don’t see them alot here.

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perro
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Western colorado 11-26-2009 22:29
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 10-20 Degrees – Open Water
It’s picked up on the ducks and dropped off on geese. Not many mallards,shooting mostly gadwalls and widgeon. Weekend we pick up 2 geese ,one of them banded, today only saw one flock headed east no shots.

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perro
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Western colorado 11-11-2009 19:52
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 50-60 Degrees
Not much around yet, still alot of open water. I’ll hit the river on Saturday and then maybe one of the local reservoirs on Sunday.

We did kill some widgeons last Saturday and I saw a few Golden eyes which is about 6 weeks early for them to be showing up.

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biggiesmalls
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northeast 10-11-2009 21:45
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
Went out for first time of year. Cold weather froze up small waterholes. Late afternoon hunt. Flushed birds off and back shoot. Two of us ended up with 3 nice mallards and 6 mixed teal(one sweet green wing drake). Mallards went out to feed and bulk of them came back after we quit. Took two boys too young to shoot had a blast. Best part, hunting budy cleaning the birds while I post. Thanks Mose

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perro
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Arkansas river 01-26-2009 20:26
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 0-10 Degrees – Open Water
Finished up the season with Carpy and 1 Cup. We saw ducks at first light and had chances at geese, but ended up with nothing. Even though a we put a major effort in trying to recover a cripple goose that had enough left in the tank to make it to a gravel pit about a 1/2 mile away.

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perro
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Colorado Springs area 01-22-2009 21:48
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 60-65 Degrees
Did a afternoon hunt with Carpy and his son. What weird weather. January and 60+ degrees. Didn’t see a single duck but did have several large flocks of geese fly by.

We weren’t really set up for geese so the most we could do was get them to look at us as they flew by. Carpy says they we’re laughing so hard at my calling that they were having trouble flying.

It didn’t matter. Time spent in the blind with friends is always time well spent.

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biggiesmalls
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east end of pit 01-15-2009 22:36
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its a late post but we shot some geese last week. poor shooting and poorer pit management cost us alot of birds. more new geese and weather to aid this weekend. hey perro you can post and you can hunt over here any day. let me know only 31 days left here.

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perro
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You know where I hunt. 01-10-2009 16:42
Sunny & Clear, Morning Fog – 0-10 Degrees – Ice
Cold sum biotch this morning. Not a lot flying. The birds are holding tight to their roosts. 3 flocks at first light, one single dropped into the deeks and stayed there. Later I moved up river and managed another goose and 2 golden eyes.

Only 2 weekends to go on this side of the hump.

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toml
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Windsor 01-09-2009 18:15
Cloudy, High Winds – 30-34 Degrees – Ice
My Son and I hunted today. The geese flew very well and we had our limits by 10:00 a.m. They are still here and not well educated yet. Good Hunting.

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perro
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Ruilson 01-03-2009 15:27
Cloudy, Snow Flurries – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
Almost didn’t go out today, felt a little under the weather, so I got a late start.

I killed my first goose of the year at 8:32 then followed that about an hour later with a drake wigeon.

Not much was flying. Hardly any ducks to speak of. but I did have two more flocks of geese get a little too close checking my spread out and I shot a bird out of each group.

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biggiesmalls
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sedgwick co 12-30-2008 00:06
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Boys its easier than clubbing baby seals out here. New big fat and slow geese. Lots of new birds all weekend.

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perro
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West of Rulison 12-28-2008 12:39
Cloudy, High Winds – Below Zero
Hunted Friday. Pretty miserable. Birds were holding tight on the river. My son and I split up and tried to jump shoot, hoping to push birds back and forth to each other.

The spot I jumped held about 300 geese and a equal amount of Golden eye,Gad walls and wigeon. I could have killed a limit of geese right off but because I didn’t want to take a chance on losing my dog to the ice and fast current I held my fire.

So I watched as they flew to my son. None really got close enough to shoot and by the time they circled back to me they were too high too.

We each took a position and waited for the ducks to return. He got 2 wigeons and a gaddy and I got a drake gaddy.

I haven’t been out since.

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windsor 12-24-2008 18:32
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 0-10 Degrees – Ice
hunted near kodak on sunday and shot a four man limit of geese in a few hours the birds seemed pretty fresh and wanting to work… also south of longmont is absolutely loaded with mallards and geese, fields holding a few thousand ducks and geese all over south of the town. the birds are here in force if it warms up there should be plenty to play with for awhile. Merry Christmas

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Windsor 12-24-2008 11:44
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 10-20 Degrees – Ice
Went out again yesterday, Tues. The predicted weather of cloudy and snow on the way, did not happen. However, I did have two flights come in. The first did two passes and left. I didn’t shoot because I thought they would make one last pass. The second flight a few hours later came right in and I took them as they were landing. Took me two shots to kill one goose. Lots of birds in the air.

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Windsor 12-19-2008 09:51
Mostly Cloudy, No Precipitation – 25-30 Degrees – Ice
I went out Thursday. The morning was beautiful blue sky and no wind. Forecast was cloudy and 5 to 10 mph wind. No birds in the morning and only a few in the air.

Then, the clouds came in ahead of the storm. The sky filled with over 10,000 birds. It clouded up just before noon. By 12:30 I had my four geese. Birds were peeling off every flight and fighting to get into the decoys. While I was picking up, the dog and I had to keep chasing birds away.

I guess the big flights are here, with lots of young birds. Good Hunting

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perro
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Debuque Canyon 12-14-2008 22:51
Cloudy, Snow Flurries – 25-30 Degrees – Ice
Change of pace. Went after ditch chickens. We put up 6 hens and 2 roosters. First rooster was on my buddy’s side and he missed. Second rooster came up between us and I had lost sight of my buddy and I had to hold my fire.

My no shots fired streak is still in tacked.

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suck squared 12-14-2008 08:48
Mostly Cloudy, No Precipitation – 35-40 Degrees
Saw a sticker a year ago that said “friends don’t let friends hunt Barr Lake”. I think a similar decoration for Banner Lakes is in order. Have tried and trudged for both ducks and geese out there for the last time. Haven’t even fired a shot in 2 trips.

Lots of geese last weekend flying over a spread of 200 near Julesberg. Nothing decoyed though. Did have 5 whitetails crash my goose spread shortly after sunup. Where the hell were they in archery season??
Onward…

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perro
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Colorado above Dotsero. 12-13-2008 12:32
Cloudy, Snow Flurries – 30-34 Degrees – Ice
Hunted a good lookin’ chunk of private water, unfortunatelynot a bird on it or flying above it. This is beginning to suck.

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perro
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Colorado River 12-08-2008 20:29
Mostly Cloudy, No Precipitation – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Hunted Saturday and Sunday. Way too nice. Too much open water. The local ponds are where the birds are.

More geese and goldeneye have moved in, and there are a good number of widgeon but after 30 minutes the action trickles to a stop.

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PUDLJMPR
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wellington 12-07-2008 14:42
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12-3 to 12-6

Hunted over 20 DZN deeks this week and between that and the snow it was excellent! Only shot 4 on Wends, thurs was cold snowy and socked in, pulled tons of geese from way high, prolly landed arond 300 birds that day and killed 26 between 8 of us! Fri was another good day still cloudy and really cold-4, 4 of us killed 15 by 11:30 had another 150 geese on the ground! they worked great and mostly all little geese only had 4 that were bigger than 4 or 5 pounds. Sat we showed up with high hopes again but not as lucky, they would lock up glide in and go round and round then split, could of been the very nice conditions, clear calm and sunny or the pit melting off or the pounding they took the last 3 days but still managed 4 and we callled it a week at noon, geese everywhere and saw new geese come in every day.

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Windsor 12-03-2008 17:40
Cloudy, Snow Flurries – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
Hunted Wed til noon. Thousands of lesser Canadians and some ducks. Closest birds were 60 to 70 yards, so no shots fired. They looked but wouldn’t commit to my decoys in the cut corn.

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PUDLJMPR
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wellington 12-02-2008 15:48
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Warm and windy today 50 when we got to the pit, no shots fired but tons and i mean tons of new geese came in all morning long so i hope with the weather that we hammer tomorrow!

Posted By:
rick935
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12-02-2008 10:49
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Perro:

Not yet..time off during the week is pretty much a no-go…

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perro
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12-01-2008 20:16
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The duck hunting is pretty limited here Rick. Have you tried Highline lake during the week?

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rick935
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Fruita 12-01-2008 12:25
Cloudy, Winds Calm – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
Another decent day 11/30; 3 more greenheads. Man these blinds around here fill up early and I thought I started early.

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PUDLJMPR
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wellington 11-30-2008 21:11
Cloudy, Accumulating Snow – –
Thought today would be a great day as well and we to were wrong, snowin blowin perfect for goose killin except when no geese fly over your spread killed 1 dumb single that came in with no calling and noone paying attention and thats it, think a ton of new geese came today lots of high fliers landing on all the lakes

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perro
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Glutton for punishment 11-30-2008 13:47
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 35-40 Degrees
Went and tried one of the local reservoirs. Got set up in freezing rain. Just sat down and had a good flock bust right over me before I got the gun loaded. I thought it was going to be a good shoot. Not.

Everything stayed just out of range or circled behind me. Shooting from a layout blind sucks.

Toughed it out til 10 hoping some boaters would push some ducks to me. Swamped my waders picking.

Can’t wait to try it again. LOL

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perro
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G J 11-29-2008 20:08
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 35-40 Degrees
Got up at early 30 drove 75 miles and got beat out to the only blinds available.

Turned around and drove back to Debuque SWA. Someone was already set in my favorite spot so I moved up river.

Never fired a shot. The guys in my spot did some shooting but I think it was at dicky birds.

All the ponds from GJ to Rifle are ice free and that’s where all the birds are sitting. Too bad there mostly on private property.

I going to try towards G-wood tomorrow.

We need some winter to show up.

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PUDLJMPR
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wellington 11-29-2008 20:07
Cloudy, Heavy Fog – –
11-28
Heavy fog again this morning and 25 degrees, not much moving early, arond 8:30 had a small flock of 10 pop in out of the fog, 2 land and we are greedy cause we have 5 guys in the pit, the flock swings and the pair get up and before we can shoot they disappear in the fog! 9 a flock of 10-12 appear and make 1 pass, 20 yards out and 5 up, dont wait around for them to land we take them and kill 6 and thats all for the day.

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perro
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West of Rifle 11-27-2008 11:11
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 35-40 Degrees
Cool , Your welcome.

Hunted this morning with Coyote. There was a lot of birds at first light but they didn’t decoy well today. We saw a bunch of widgeon this time and I got 1 cotton top and Coyote got a hen wid & a hen mallard.

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rick935
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Horsethief Canyon Fruita 11-24-2008 10:52
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
Hunted Horsethief 11/23; saw several greenheads but not the quantity that may come. Eventually bagged 2! My first 2 ducks of the year…thanks for info, Perro.

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PUDLJMPR
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wellington 11-22-2008 21:35
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – –
Cold up our way to this morning pickup said 15, set out 20 DZN bigfeet and 5DZN GHG shells and tried to pull geese away from the wheat field that they love so much. . . . . . . didnt work no shots fired in the a.m. lucked out and killed 3 in the afternoon.

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perro
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West of Rifle 11-22-2008 14:36
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 10-20 Degrees – Open Water
+19 at the blind this morning, Partly cloudy.

I saw gadwall, mallard, widgeon and geese today.

Some birds at first light but I couldn’t hit s hit. Then nothing for 3 hrs. I was just about to pick up when a pair of teal came in and I busted one. Turned out to be a banded hen. Second band I’ve ever picked up.

I was texting my son about the band when I had to put the phone down and double up a drake and hen gadwall.

After that another flock of teal and I killed another hen. Then up river some body jumped a good sized flock of geese and they flew right over me and I got my first goose of the year. I could have killed another goose but my gun jammed.

That was ok, I had to make two trips carrying everything out.

Happiness is a tired lab.

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Towens
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brush 11-21-2008 20:39
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 35-40 Degrees
Woke up friday morning and saw some snow out the window and couldn’t help but head out early and get some scouting done, got out there and it was windy and the birds were flying. set up four dozen snows and shot two right off the bat and then two more when they were heading back to the roost. picked up and waited for the afternoon, went out to one of are other fields and noticed two flocks in boardering fields and sat in between them. shot snows all evening long at thirty yards; ended the day with 10 snows and the field i would set up on opening day.

sat. morning rolls around my dad, friend and i set up about 11 doz. canada’s and about 5 dozen snows. right at shooting light a scout flies out and decoys right in; he still had ice on his chest. from there on out had pretty much every group come in and we were done with a three man limit by 6:45a.m. before the main flight had even started. we let the field rest so it could be shot again on sunday.

on sunday we headed out to the field again with a few more guys and decoys. it was hard hiding seven guys but we managed to shoot 20 canadas and a really nice blue, could have had our limits if shooting was a little better. hunted the evening, but the birds didnt even fly managed one more canada. a pretty good weekend i’d say, but there is one more thing. as my friend, dad and i were heading back to the club house to drop the trailer off and a buck ran out from the side of the road and smack we hit him going about 35. we get out of the truck to see the damage and the deer. the damage was bad, but get this the buck was no where to be found , we dragged the deer 17 yards and nothing, very minimal blood and hair. the DOW said it isn’t uncommon for a deer to take off after a hit, and said they are alot tougher then most people think. we looked for about an hour with no luck. the DOW officer said they will contact us if they find the deer. so with that said it was a great and eventful weekend.

[Edited By Towens on 2008-11-21 20:40]

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Wellington 11-21-2008 19:07
Cloudy, Heavy Fog – –
Heavy fog this morning, could hear the geese but couldnt see them at all didnt fire a shot in the A.M. Came back after lunch, fog lifted and the geese moved early,started about 1:45 and flew til dark in decent size flocks, 4:15 someone flipped a switch and huge flock started comin from the south, ended up with 6 for the day.

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PUDLJMPR
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11-20-2008 13:49
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Migration today was unbeliveable!!! Solid geese from the north all day, buddy killed to in Wellington this morning.

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PUDLJMPR
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wellington 11-16-2008 13:48
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Boys hunted the lease in wellington yesterday, said geese everywhere but farmer had a semi in the field all morning which didnt help them, And to the guys west of Wellington
STOP THE SKYBUSTING!!!!!!! its the first day for christ sake!!!

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rick935
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11-08-2008 11:04
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Perro:

I am new to the Western Slope…having trouble finding places to hunt. Any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated! I live in Grand Junction.

Regards,
Rick

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PUDLJMPR
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wellington 11-02-2008 21:31
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finished the pit up this afternoon only saw 1 flock of around 75 geese and a ton of ducks.

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perro
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western slope 11-01-2008 14:26
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 35-40 Degrees
My first chance to hunt since 2nd split opened. Still slow but to be expected this time of year.

Got to my blind only to find it stomped down by either elk or moo cows. Couldn’t tell which. Tracks of both, even on my decoy bag that I had left inside.

Anyway I didn’t do too bad. I got 2 drake green heads and a hen. I should have got 2 more but that’s alright. No geese thus far yet. Spent 1/2 the day rebuilding my blind.

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PUDLJMPR
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wellington 10-29-2008 16:55
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Went down sun afternoon to dig the hole for our pit and it was non stop geese comin out of the north from 1 til dark. Came back down monday to set the pit and didnt look like any of the birds hung up our directon only saw 2 flocks and there were very few on the ponds around us.

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ABest
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Steamboat 10-24-2008 22:37
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Hi Iam a wisconsin hunter who was out visiting my son about a week ago. Had 6 days of real nice shooting out in Col. !st time I ever shot some Mals. in the AM: then caught some rainbow trout in the PM: Never ever saw so many Gads. Quite a treat! Good luck!!! mo mallards ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!!!

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Matt-Sandersen
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front range 10-19-2008 13:20
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – Over 70 Degrees
well this weather sucks I have been hunting the last two day and mixed success had a great shoot on mallards last night in a corn feild with winter wheat coming up in the am hunted water and the only duck that would show its self was a red head plenty of em all over these parts getting tired of divers need more green heads to show up

[Edited By Matt-Sandersen on 2008-10-19 13:23]

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Ft Collins-Greeley 10-13-2008 17:22
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Went out Monday morning. Lots more ducks than a week ago. The snow and cold in Wyoming and Montana pushed them down. I got a widgeon and 2 gadwals. Hit a goose but it didn’t come down. Hopefully they will stay a while.

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Towens
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snyder 10-13-2008 00:51
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
alright went out tody and shot a three man limit. i knew this weather would push a few birds down and keep them moving. the morning shoot ws awesome, the birds were moving and working well; so good it took a few boxes to put 18 in the bag. our bag consisted of teal, mallards, gadwall, widgeon, and wood ducks(drakes). i saw alot more birds this weekend then the last, with several flocks of migrating cranes. not sure if i will make it out next weekend but will post if i do.

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PUDLJMPR
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10-12-2008 13:19
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I’ll sure post as soon as i make it down to hunt, big game season up here so as soon as i get an elk on the ground its on to the geese, my buddy hunted our lease at wellington last week and killed 3 and one had a band, and nothin came over our field yesterday when he went down said he heard alot of shooting north and east and could hear birds in the fog but nothin goin there.

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Towens
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10-11-2008 14:39
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i dont know what to say about this site, i myself am thinking about never posting again. come on guys if you go hunting at least give us some information, that way we can make better decisions if we want to spend $50/$75 bucks on gas to go out. for the sake of hunters help one another out

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