Colorado Duck Hunting Report Archive

Posted By:
perro
Web Member

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.

Posted By:
biggiesmalls
Web Member

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?

Posted By:
biggiesmalls
Web Member

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.

Posted By:
biggiesmalls
Web Member

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?

Posted By:
greenheadkilla
Web Member

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………

Posted By:
biggiesmalls
Web Member

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]

Posted By:
greenheadkilla
Web Member

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…

Posted By:
greenheadkilla
Web Member

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.

Posted By:
Matt-Sandersen
Field Editor

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.

Posted By:
greenheadkilla
Web Member

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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