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Larry-Gausch
Field Editor

Berks County 10-30-2012 18:30
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 50-60 Degrees
Hunted the opener of the early duck season with some friends at the “honey hole”. Mallards galore all morning. Got to break in the new SBEII in proper fashion. Did not get out again due to work. Geese have been migrating and I am looking forward to the regular season! “G”

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Larry-Gausch
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08-25-2012 16:47
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Looking to generate some interest in this site again. Any interest out there?

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root

02-20-2012 12:12
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PGC personnel estimated that more than 20,000 snow geese and 2,600 tundra swans had arrived at Middle Creek.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/12050/1211054-358.stm#ixzz1mwmEHW00

Posted By:
Kevin J Davidson
Web Member

Wernsville Pa 12-27-2011 13:08
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 35-40 Degrees
Hunted monday 12-26. Shot 4 geese from a small flock that decoy perfect. After that rest of the morning was slow. High winds keep geese from flying.

[Edited By Kevin J Davidson on 2011-12-27 13:09]

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Kevin J Davidson
Web Member

Sinking Spring Pa 12-12-2011 21:06
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 35-40 Degrees
Larry, your always welcome to hunt with my crew anytime. I’am glad you had a awsome time. Yes, we “BAG” mallards. I miss counted,(17) mallards was shot. My bad… Stopped by the honey hole this afternoon. Pond was frozen. Hope for warmer weather this week.

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Larry-Gausch
Field Editor

Berks county honey hole 12-10-2011 14:48
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 35-40 Degrees
Hunted with Kevin this morning at his mallard “honey hole”.Sixteen mallards{mostly greenheads)was the morning tally for the group. Birds worked steady all morning long. Could not have asked for a better morning! Thanks Kevin and company!
“G”

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Kevin J Davidson
Web Member

Sinking Spring Pa 12-04-2011 15:38
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 35-40 Degrees
Saturday morning shot a nice male pintail. Also bagged many mallards and one Black duck. Awsome season. Cant wait for goose season to open back-up again.

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Christian-Boyd
Field Editor

Stoneycreek Twp. Somerset Co. 11-25-2011 08:31
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 50-60 Degrees
Beautiful day except for the wind. Didn’t see much except a pile of geese way out in the open water.

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Kevin J Davidson
Web Member

Sinking Spring 11-19-2011 13:00
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 35-40 Degrees
Good morning for duck hunting. Ducks decoy perfect this morning hunt. Its turning out to be a good season so far, shot a mallard Drake with a leg band. Two for the season. Geese were all over the fly zone. They would not decoy, no matter how hard we call. Had approx- 125 ducks come in at one time.

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Christian-Boyd
Field Editor

Stoystown, PA (Central Somerset Co.) 11-17-2011 06:46
Cloudy, High Winds – 45-50 Degrees
Snow geese flying over at 06:00 today. Couldn’t count them, but they made a lot of noise. Sounded like a fair amount of birds.

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Larry-Gausch
Field Editor

Morgantown area 11-15-2011 13:12
Mostly Cloudy, No Precipitation – 50-60 Degrees
Took one of my daughters out for the opener. It was her birthday and could not have worked out better. Ended up with five nice canadas. We shot six but one recovered and flew away before my daughter could finish it off. Did not see any ducks at all but there is a fair amount of geese in the area. Did not hear or see anyone else gunnin’ in the area. A couple of friends tried Blue Marsh Lake with no luck at all. “G”

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rsmith15214
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Pymatuining Goose Management area 11-08-2011 19:51
Cloudy, Winds Calm – 45-50 Degrees
Hunted blind 7 Nov. 7. took 9 shoots. 4 hunters no birds. Few birds in range. Most blinds around us shootig birds that where wellover 40yds. Geese and duck numbers are to be expected fot this time of year. Need weather to push more down

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rsmith15214
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Pymatuining Goose Management area 11-08-2011 19:50
Cloudy, Winds Calm – 45-50 Degrees
Hunted blind 7 took 9 shoots. 4 hunters no birds. Few birds in range. Most blinds around us shootig birds that where wellover 40yds. Geese and duck numbers are to be expected fot this time of year. Need weather to push more down

Posted By:
Col K
Field Editor

Geneva Swamp, Pymatuning 10-29-2011 13:34
Cloudy, Snow & Rain Mix – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
After the initial morning flurry, duck and goose activity was light. Hunting pressure however, was heavy with a few sky-busters. Woodies, Green-Wings, and Mallard continue to be the main bag with a few Ring-Necked Ducks showing up also.

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Col K
Field Editor

Geneva Swamp, Pymatuning 10-28-2011 19:22
Cloudy, Heavy Fog – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Fog that lasted well into the morning limited the amount of birds I was able to see this morning. Otherwise, activity was slow.

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Col K
Field Editor

Geneva Swamp, Pymatuning 10-27-2011 18:40
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 45-50 Degrees
Duck population as well as activity is good and improving. Local Woodies and Green-Wings are still in the area. Flight ducks are adding to the bulk of the local population and should provide some decent pre-freeze shooting.

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Christian-Boyd
Field Editor

Somerset Lake 10-24-2011 08:19
Cloudy, High Winds – 40-45 Degrees
White caps all over the lake last week. The weather wouldn’t cooperate at all with wind and rain most of the week. Small groups of mallards here and there, but nothing solid yet.

The smaller creeks and stream were holding nice groups of Woodies with little hunting pressure (Stonycreek, Beaver Creek).

Very little hunting pressure noted on the lake or on surrounding streams/creeks.

Posted By:
Col K
Field Editor

Geneva Swamp, Pymatuning 10-21-2011 18:34
– – 45-50 Degrees
Geneva: Duck are present in good numbers and are showing signs of the first migrants arriving. Goose activity light.

Pymatuning: Initial flights of mallards showing up in the compound and lake. While birds were plentyful, I saw none outside of the propagation area. Geese are arriving in decent numbers and have increased the numbers present last week. The blinds should be in for a little shooting tomorrow.

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Col K
Field Editor

Hartstown Swamp, Geneva Swamp, Lake Wilhelm 10-19-2011 15:22
Mostly Cloudy, No Precipitation – 50-60 Degrees
Hartstown: Duck presence- light but improving, activity light, same for geese.

Geneva: Duck presence: Propagation area holding small flocks of puddlers. May be the first northerners. Geese presence and activity-light.

Lake Wilhelm: Duck presence: observed several resting flocks of Mergansers. Geese: light presence and activity.
Spotted my first flocks of Tundra Swans heading south. Three flocks consisting of a total of about 300 birds.

Summary: At all three locations local birds are making themselves scarce after the first few weeks of the season while also exhibiting signals of northern birds beginning to show up. Just my take.

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Col K
Field Editor

Geneva Swamp 10-17-2011 18:35
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 45-50 Degrees
Bright, cloudless, windy day in the Geneva Swamp. Water continues to be high on the Conneaut Outlet all the way through the Geneva Swamp. No action on this part of the Swamp today.

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Posted By:
Kevin J Davidson
Web Member

Berks 10-15-2011 10:37
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 45-50 Degrees
Opening Day of ducks. Large group of mallards decoy perfect this morning. Shot one mallard (Drake) with a leg band. Others ducks in the Bag !!! Call it a good morning hunt with my friends.

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Col K
Field Editor

Pymatuning-Hartstown-Geneva Swamp 10-14-2011 19:56
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 50-60 Degrees
Took time to scout today. Action at Hartstown was very slow. Though geese were visible in the Management Area at Pymatuning, numbers were low. The Linesville Spillway was holding a good amount of Mallards and goose activity light. This was the heaviest hunted spot I observed for the day with about 10 trucks in the parking lot. Note that the lake is very high and the westerly wind was kicking white caps up on the open lake. Chop was about 1.5 feet at about one second intervals and in my view could be hazardous to flat-bottom craft. Geneva swamp was the most active spot I checked today an observed multiple hunters with Blue and Green-Winged Teal in their bags.

Posted By:
Christian-Boyd
Field Editor

Somerest County 10-14-2011 08:00
Cloudy, Occassional Rain Showers – 45-50 Degrees
Looks like mid 40’s, rain and gusty for the early duck opener here. Good luck to those braving the elements.

Small groups have been sighted throughout central Somerset County locally, but nothing to get really excited about yet. Rivers and streams are way up…..use caution if you’re settling in somewhere along a stream bank for woodies……I would expect some serious mud and high water. Don’t get sucked in a mudhole and use some common sense about taking shots if you can’t make the retrieve.

I’m gonna play it safe and toss a light spread out on the open water and see what happens after daylight.

[Edited By Christian-Boyd on 2011-10-14 08:00]

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Col K
Field Editor

Hartstown Swamp 10-13-2011 22:30
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 50-60 Degrees
Did a short morning hunt at Hartstown on a beautiful “duck” day. Most of the morning’s action was from local “Hoodies & Woodies.” While I was impressed with the local bird numbers, they’re already graduates of “Shotgun 101”
I’d rate today’s hunt a solid 8.5 of 10.

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Kevin J Davidson
Web Member

Sinking Spring 10-13-2011 13:47
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 50-60 Degrees
Duck Season starts Saturday. Seeing large groups of geese and mallards. I hunt a flooded corn/soy bean fields. Lots of local birds and hammering the area. Approx- 100 – 150 mallards. Can’t wait for Saturday morning.

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Col K
Field Editor

Allegheny River 10-12-2011 14:23
Sunny & Clear, Morning Fog – 60-65 Degrees
Light activity. Local Mallards and Woodies provide limited drift-shooting. Ever-present Mergansers also available. Water is low and slow so expect shallows you may have to drag through. I’ll be heading yo Geneva Swamp, Hartstown, and Pymatuning next week for some kayak scouting. Anybody hunting these areas yet? Oh yeah, Steelheads running on Elk Creek.

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Kevin J Davidson
Web Member

Sinking Spring, Pa 10-06-2011 20:35
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 50-60 Degrees
This past week seeing large group of honkers and mallards flying from Blue Marsh Lake area. Birds are on the move with lower temps. Cant wait for open day of ducks. To my fellow waterfowlers ,good luck and gun hard.

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Christian-Boyd
Field Editor

Somerset County 10-06-2011 12:41
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 50-60 Degrees
Labor Day Hunt: Big group (100-150) came off the lake and flew in the oats, but not close enough to the dekes….had to wait for a smaller second flight to come in to get some shooting. Weather was wet, windy and miserable. Stayed out until 9:30 and packed it in……no other birds around.

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Christian-Boyd
Field Editor

SW PA 10-06-2011 12:39
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – Over 70 Degrees
Hunted the first week of the early season in an oat field. Took about 10 birds out the first flight (75 birds). The rest flared and headed out.

Haven’t been seeing much lately. Lots of rain the past week and now temps in the 70-80’s.

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Kevin J Davidson
Web Member

Ontelaunee Lake 09-17-2011 20:39
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 60-65 Degrees
Todays youth hunt at Ontelaunee Lake was slow going. Small group of teal and mallards were flying across the marsh. Saw one pair of geese. My nephew still had a blast, shooting and missing.

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Kevin J Davidson
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Berks 09-13-2011 11:57
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Doing my homework, scouting local farms and lakes to ensure that this weekend youth hunt for my nephew is a good one. Hope cooler weather keeps the birds on the move. Ontelaunee lake has lots of wood ducks flying, very little honkers. Time will tell. Will post results.

Posted By:
Larry-Gausch
Field Editor

Lancaster County 08-31-2011 12:01
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – Over 70 Degrees
New season starts tomorrow!!
Looks like I am the only one around here anymore but I am looking forward to tomorrow. Hopefully we will have a few geese in the bag! “G”

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Larry-Gausch
Field Editor

Middle Creek 02-24-2011 18:59
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Probably 50 or 60 thousand snows in the area.Shot all mature birds on Tuesday. The lake is thawing out so more should be coming.Get out and getcha some!!! “G”

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Christian-Boyd
Field Editor

SE Somerset County 11-26-2010 15:14
Cloudy, Snow & Rain Mix – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Geese took off about 06:45….about 50 of them.

Buffleheads everywhere. Mallards stayed high and flared the decoys. Managed to take a few Greater Scaup. Goose hunters on the other side of the lake sounded like they did well. Good shootin’ all around. Stayed out till gear and guns iced up….about 2 1/2 hours.

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Christian-Boyd
Field Editor

Somerset County 11-12-2010 13:23
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 50-60 Degrees
Not much info. to share about the early season. Guys I’ve talked to are saying to avoid Lake Stoneycreek…..too many hunters and pressure.

Somerset Lake is drained. Not sure about Indian or Lake Stonycreek, but would imagine the same.

Saw lots of ducks on Quemahoning Dam.

Put in two decent early goose hunts and that was about it. Focused on some archery this year.

I’ll try to update with some late season info.

Posted By:
Larry-Gausch
Field Editor

Lancaster County 09-05-2010 13:02
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – Over 70 Degrees
Hunted the Wed. opener with some friends. We were in a cut corn field. Not many birds flying and it got warm quick!We managed 4 for the morning and should have had a few more had we been shooting better.
Went out again Saturday morning.Much better day temperature wise but did not see a goose in the air all morning. Still nice to be out!! “G”

Posted By:
RCduckhunter
Web Member

wisconsin 11-24-2009 19:38
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On 10-31 I shot a drake mallard on the mississippi river in SW wisconsin that was banded in your state 9-20-2008 in linesville in crawford county the bander was kevin jacobs from the game commission. any more info would be great.

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cantdothat
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littlestown 11-23-2009 10:18
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 40-45 Degrees
saturday mallards were around only a couple geese hope the ducks / geese come soon

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Larry-Gausch
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Berks 10-28-2009 17:59
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 60-65 Degrees
Been working on the new duck boat for the last three days.Got the blind frame done, now I need to cover it.We are heading down to Delaware next Wed. night to gun Thursday and Friday on the Indian River bay and Rehobeth Bay to see whats around down there.I’m getting real antsy!!If anyone is on this site any more and wants to hook up for a hunt either in Pa.,De. or Va. let me know. “g”

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Christian-Boyd
Field Editor

09-27-2009 09:56
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 60-65 Degrees
Geese were spooky. Hunted with a few others and managed 9 birds, 3 w/ bands.

Lots of birds, but they were very hesitant to come in. Only 1/2 of the flocks landed.

Takin’ a break until the late season.

Last post/report until more activity on this site or something picks up here.

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Christian-Boyd
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SW PA 09-07-2009 21:29
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – Over 70 Degrees
Hunted Labor Day and took a few birds. Geese were traveling in big groups and we worked to pull small groups out of the main flock. All birds responded well to calling and settled in nicely. Probably saw ~150 birds total in less than one hour of hunting. A few groups came back on the come-back call.

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Christian-Boyd
Field Editor

Somerset County 09-04-2009 07:41
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – Over 70 Degrees
Small groups were hitting the oats last night. Our group managed to take 8 birds last night. Birds were calm and landed easily in our spread with minimal calling required.

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Christian-Boyd
Field Editor

Somerset County 09-03-2009 13:02
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – Over 70 Degrees
Local birds are moving around in cut oats. Hunted with a group of guys opening day and entertained 3 flights over a small spread…..took 17 total in the evening hunt.

Hunting activity has picked up from non-locals…aka “aliens” from outside the county. They were shooting some nearby flocks that were penciled in to be hunted over Labor Day.

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Larry-Gausch
Field Editor

Berks 08-08-2009 16:07
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – Over 70 Degrees
Anyone around here anymore?

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Tony Senn
Web Member

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water dog bay
Guest

susq river 11-27-2008 12:36
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yesterday hardly any birds but we did manage to shot a greenhead and a coot to day was a better day seen birds shot 4 greenheads birds arent moving till around 8

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Christian-Boyd
Field Editor

Somerset County 11-26-2008 11:31
Cloudy, Snow Flurries – 30-34 Degrees – Ice
Nothing but ice. The geese found some open water somewhere and got off the lake late……after 08:00. Only a few ducks in the area and they are having trouble finding open water. Everything is frozen and covered with 8-10″ of snow. Good luck finding open or moving water.

[Edited By Christian-Boyd on 2008-11-26 11:31]

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water dog bay
Guest

susq river 11-22-2008 16:50
– – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
shoot to green head a woody and 2 mergansier it was a pritty good day seen a lot of ducks

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water dog bay
Guest

susq river 11-19-2008 19:57
Cloudy, Heavy Fog – –
first day didnt see much we managed to shot 2 old sqawl and 2 malards

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Christian-Boyd
Field Editor

Somerset County 11-17-2008 13:19
Cloudy, Snow & Rain Mix – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Opening day – 2nd season:
Geese started off the lake @ 07:15 and didn’t quit until 08:00.

Mallards were up before the geese, but hidden in the fog. They were back and forth from the field to the lake all morning.

Shooting was limited due to visibility, but the birds were active. I hung in there until 09:00 and then threw in the towel…..snow changed to heavy rain/wind.

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Larry-Gausch
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Berks 09-19-2008 15:14
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 60-65 Degrees
Not much activity this morning.We called a flock of four in and they stayed with us. Saw a couple of more flocks but none of them were interested. Going to try the river tomorrow with my third born daughter. Hopefully we will get some shooting.Always glad to be out gunnin’.
‘g”

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Larry-Gausch
Field Editor

Berks/Lancaster 09-09-2008 09:42
Mostly Cloudy, No Precipitation – Over 70 Degrees
Got out this morning with a friend for a few hours before the storm moved in.The birds flew around 7:30-8:00 and we managed to pull a few in.Ended up with three but should have had more. Not a lot of activity as far as the geese were concerned but we did see several hundred ducks at daybreak.Some really large flocks of what looked to me to be teal heading west from the Morgantown area. Did not hear any other shooting and not very much corn cut at this point.

Hunt safe, “g”

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thefork
Guest

Pymatuning 09-08-2008 20:58
Cloudy, Occassional Rain Showers – 60-65 Degrees
Lots of resident birds around but it has’nt taken long for them to figure out the game. Probably 500- 1000 birds hanging in the management area and the unhuntable sgl 214. Heard zero shooting from PA while on the OH side hunting teal Sat. am. Birds are working some fields in the area but its a lot of trouble for a 1 bird limit! Someday the PGC will figure out these are’nt SJB geese at this time of year and get a realistic limit for the local pop. at Pymie.

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Christian-Boyd
Field Editor

Somerset County 09-08-2008 08:55
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – Over 70 Degrees
Opener wasn’t much this year. Resident birds are harassing local fields as usual, but hard to track and pattern. I’m laying low and scouting until the migration starts moving some new birds around. These locals are catching on to old tricks.

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Larry-Gausch
Field Editor

Montco 09-03-2008 03:40
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – Over 70 Degrees
Gunned the opener with two friends.We all got birds early, about 6:30 and then it was pretty much over!Nice morning and I even got to shoot the ten gauge. Not a lot of birds seen.We did see a decent amount of ducks,all mallards.

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Larry-Gausch
Field Editor

Berks/Montgomery 08-31-2008 15:47
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – Over 70 Degrees
Heading out for the opener tomorrow with a friend in the Green Lane area.Hopefully we will get into some birds. Been along time since I have been on this site!! Wondering who is even around anymore. I see Brian and Vogel are still around. Sound off if you get a chance. ‘G”

Posted By:
Brian-Noll
Guest

08-18-2008 14:09
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BOO WHO!!!

Posted By:
Chris Vogel
Guest

08-13-2008 16:10
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BOO!!!!!

Posted By:
JH2Os
Guest

Southeas PA 02-19-2008 16:49
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 40-45 Degrees
Sorry to hijack the sight – no hunting report. I am researching an unguided duck/goose hunt to Canada (Quebec) and thought I would ask if anyone has done it and had any advice?

Email is jwaters@securify.com

Many thanks!

Posted By:
Chris Vogel
Guest

02-07-2008 13:06
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WHITE BIRDS! WHITE BIRDS!!

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Christian-Boyd
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01-23-2008 13:57
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 25-30 Degrees – Ice
Shuttin’ ‘er down for the season. This will be the last post from the SW PA region.

Ducks were a joke this year…..not sure where they all got to. Early season geese was awesome and the regular season was decent. I have one or two more hunts left in me befoe the fat lady sings though. First born came on 12/26 and takes most of of my/our free time. I hope to prepare some decent waterfowl dishes for maple sugar season and get things lined up for next year. This year just kind of slipped by with a new house and baby. Better luck nect year, right?

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Larry-Gausch
Field Editor

Bally 01-22-2008 19:23
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Finished out my AP goose season this past Saturday with two buddies in some cut corn.We managed three between us and should have had a few more! We did see alot of birds but not very many willing to work in.Heading down to Indian river Bay to gun Delaware on Friday and Saturday.This will be my first time gunning Delaware. Anyone ever hunt this are? I expect the usual,buffies,mergies, goldies but what about wigeon an sprigs?Any info. would be appreciated. “g”

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Larry-Gausch
Field Editor

Blue Marsh Lake 01-14-2008 16:23
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 25-30 Degrees – Ice
Hunted the lake Saturday morning for the last time this season. Other than mergansers we saw very few ducks and had no shooting.All in all the Pa. season was not very good for me.Just too warm. My jaunts down to Chincoteague have been very productive and I am finding I prefer to make the 3 1/2 hour drive to gun down there.
The season always ends much too soon. I would love to see the powers that be delay our regular opener 2 weeks and run it 2 weeks later but I guess that is wishful thinking.
Anyone have any snow goose reports from Middle Creek? “g”

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water dog bay
Guest

northumberland county 01-12-2008 15:58
Cloudy, Winds Calm – 45-50 Degrees
shoot 11 geese one band saw big flock a snows

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thefork
Guest

SW PA 01-06-2008 22:51
Cloudy, Winds Calm – 45-50 Degrees
Hunted the rivers the last 2 weekends, in 2 different spots. Last weekend was a bust on the ducks, but we did manage a deer with the flintlock off one of the islands. Yesterday we hunted the evening and ended up with 5 geese and a nice greenhead. Tons of birds but those big flocks can be a real handful to call and decoy. This weather should finish us for ducks this year but the RP goose season should still be strong. Good Luck!

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water dog bay
Guest

susq river 01-05-2008 12:26
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shoot 4 mergancers today.saw lots of geese,2 buffleheads and a couple mallards

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Christian-Boyd
Field Editor

SW PA 01-03-2008 10:08
Cloudy, Snow Flurries – 10-20 Degrees – Ice
I agree with Vogel…..looks like near 60 degrees a few days next week. Snowmobile one day, outdoor yard work the next. So much for hunting season.

Posted By:
Chris Vogel
Guest

01-03-2008 09:19
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Temps around 60 next week? Better shoot the birds now!

Posted By:
Jerry-Mac
Web Member

se pa 01-02-2008 19:47
Cloudy, Occassional Rain Showers – 35-40 Degrees
hunted tuesday had some geese come . saw alot of geese but they were high . also a mall flock of snows. many ducks up and down the river .lots of geese in area but at laural locks farm . cant hunt it .

Posted By:
Christian-Boyd
Field Editor

SW PA 12-28-2007 21:22
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 40-45 Degrees
I’d have to agree with Duckman-Dew. It’s looking worse and worse everyday. The weather isn’t helping produce anything either. I hunted a wetland area the other day and managed to score a few greenheads, that’s about it.

[Edited By Christian-Boyd on 2007-12-28 21:22]

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Posted By:
Duckman-Dew
Guest

Lake Arthur, PA 12-25-2007 21:47
Cloudy, High Winds – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
It’s just what I was afraid of, no ducks! Hunted Lake Arthur Christmas eve morning on the backside of a front with a 20 degree temperature drop, snow flurries, overcast, low pressure system, and no ducks. I’m afraid they’ve headed South. We hunted from daylight to 11:00 am, and only saw two ducks, an hour apart. I thought that with the 25 m.p.h. winds, they might be sitting down somewhere, so I ran around the lake trying to see if I could find any sheltered back in a cove or something, and only ran up four more. I hunted late this morning and only saw three. I think we are probably done until next fall.

Do the world a favor, teach a kid to hunt.

Posted By:
water dog bay
Guest

12-24-2007 18:43
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water dog bay
Guest

12-24-2007 18:42
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Posted By:
Christian-Boyd
Field Editor

SW PA 12-22-2007 13:55
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 30-34 Degrees – Ice
Where are all of the ducks in SW PA? I hope everyone else is seeing waterfowl. Nothing is here.

Posted By:
water dog bay
Guest

northumberland county 12-21-2007 22:15
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limited out on green heads and my godfather shoot a beutiful pintail drake with a 5-6in pin

Posted By:
Duckman-Dew
Guest

Lake Arthur, PA 12-20-2007 22:12
Cloudy, High Winds – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
We hunted the Muddy Creek area of Lake Arthur this past Saturday morning, having to leave about 9am because of family obligations. Hunting out of a boat blind and only putting out a dozen decoys, we saw a few ducks, mostly teal and divers. The lake was frozen over last week, but melted because of a couple of days of 50+ temperatures. We did manage to bag a Gray duck (Gadwall), and a Ring Necked duck. both were shot coming into the decoys. There doesn’t appear to be too many ducks left up here because of the freezing weather we’ve had. I was also shocked to notice most of the big ducks seem to have already moved out. The lake is frozen over again, but it should thaw as a result of the warmer temperatures this week. We do have a small front moving into the area on Sunday night, so I’ll give ’em another try on Christmas eve and day. I’ll keep you posted as to the conditions and the results.

Posted By:
huey-2
Guest

12-20-2007 12:51
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Hey Larry,
Read your report and I live about 5 mins away from every boat launch at the marsh.AM always looking for a die- hard waterfowler since there aren’t many in this area.I will be on the state hill launch about 4:45 am sat morning.I’m hunting on a shore using a lay-down blind. Get back to me if you want to hook up.

Posted By:
Larry-Gausch
Field Editor

Blue Marsh 12-19-2007 07:08
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 30-34 Degrees – Ice
Gunned the marsh yesterday.No luck where we set up but we did some scouting for about two hours and did see quite the variety of birds. About 500 canadas must have roosted on the lake and there were about a hundred black ducks with them.Saw mallards, bluebills,goldeneye,assorted mergansers and dippers.Still learning alot about gunning divers.No other hunters on the lake at all.If anyone is ever interested in hooking up shoot me a PM.Looks like all the old gang here is prety much gone. There was some skim ice on parts of the lake so if you do get out be careful.Lost too many friends over the years during the season!! Hunt safe, “G”

Posted By:
woodyhunter
Guest

pa 12-17-2007 21:00
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[Edited By woodyhunter on 2007-12-17 21:02]

Posted By:
thefork
Guest

Pymatuning Area 12-16-2007 09:35
Cloudy, High Winds – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
Hunted the open water until 1pm yesterday. Four geese, 3 hooded mergs, and a buffle. Not too bad, good action most of the time. Some golden-eyes around,as well as ringers, and of course thousands of geese. Nice front on Saturday, just not coming from a good direction to move alot of birds our way. Good Luck.

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