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  • #8128
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    Yeah, bureaucrats at work once again……….who the hell would set a teal opener for 9am if they had an experience whatsoever in the field???? Those blue wings burn it up for the first hour and then are done unless you all plan to go around jump shooting them. The only other scenario where that won’t hurt is if it is rainy, windy……..essentially some bad weather!

    At least they got it open for you.

    Good luck.

    #7705
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    OK, we are back in business. This coming week should be interesting with the warm up that is predicted. Come on White Birds!!!!!

    #7680
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    It sure is not going to be earlier in Missouri or Iowa for sure. We started preparing and everything has come to a screaming halt the past couple of weeks due to heavy snow and frozen water/ground. I hate to think how long it will take to get the ice off this year. It can happen fast but I wish it would get moving. This cold and miserable we have had this year is almost intolerable.

    At any rate good luck. Better be ready when they get started! I think Webbie is right in terms of it being extended at least in the Northern reaches. I am moving my time off around and likely will hunt primarily in March with a weekend late in February maybe if the weather breaks.

    Good luck fellas!

    #7601
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    Will start moving gear to NW Missouri in the next couple of weekends. Plan to start hunting in early February and will continue through early April. Not every day but almost weekly for those two months. Attempting to remain a bit more mobile and stay in contact with some of the landowners in Iowa where I have access to some ground. I missed a few big feeds last year (of course the birds where there the week before). Looking forward to it and think about it about every hour of every day this time of year. Makes it hard to get anything done at times :) Will be running a permanent land/water spread at our place in Missouri and also have a couple of pretty good fields in NW Missouri to chase them around on so going to be a bit more mobile (when necessary) this year…….that is weather and rain dependent of course.

    Good Luck fellas. Look forward to hearing the reports from down South Tony. I will try to keep you in the loop with regard to the NW MO and Iowa migration status.

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    Now that is funny!

    #5933
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    Whack’n those blue wings in less than 60 days………giddyup!!!! We will start putting water on the field in mid August. Doesn’t hurt the crop where we are located in NW Missouri provided we don’t put too much on.

    Can’t wait for it to get here…….really enjoy the teal hunts. Nice primer for the big bird season which opens the last Saturday in October.

    Good luck to all!

    #5710
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    Good News on the possession limits for sure if they finalize.  It sounds as if there is sentiment to do so.  The teal season is not far away and looking forward to swatting a few of those teal when they come to Missouri.  We had tremendous hunting last year during the early teal season.  The 3 limits is a long time coming……..I think by limiting the possession it drives bad behaviors including dumping birds, cooking birds in haste and a variety of bad actions as a result of the bone-headed regulations.

     

    The possession limits honestly control nothing……..there are likely very few hunters on any of these forums that don’t have more than 2 possession limits (in their physical possession or in the freezer).  I honestly wish they would go with a daily limit approach and forget the possession limit.  I think waterfowler’s would make a better effort to preserve and process the birds.

    At any rate possession limit of 3 is a good start!

     

    2 months to go!

     

    #5704
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    Webbie,

     

    What about the increased possession limits……..I heard it is now 3 times that of the daily bag which would be 18 in possession……great for those of us that travel and hunt but was not able to make sense of the announcement DU sent out.  It almost read like it was for Teal only but then goes on to say for those that travel to hunt which one has to assume is primarily for Big Ducks.  Any news or clarification you can provide on that front???

    #3358
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    Good luck Dukguy…….let us know how things go?  It is colder than a witches tit up here in Iowa at the moment but really no snow to stop the birds.  It should be interesting to see how quickly they migrate North when the warm weather arrives.  I have heard of birds in the middle to upper part of Missouri already.  I’m sure mostly adults and still has to be bazillions South as Anthony has suggested.

     

    Looking forward to a great year.

    #3065
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    A mix of silo flyers (12’ish) and the tanglefree flyers (12’ish).  Also have two arm rotary and use it periodically.   Try to spread them out over upwind side of spread and a few over water.  We hunt a combination field/water setup primarily.

    #3005
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    Can’t freaking wait!!!!  Heading down to NW Missouri early February to begin preparations and if anything like last year could even kill a few.  Right now the snow line is North of me in Des Moines, IA so unless we get some snow that sticks over the next few weeks (which the long term forecast sure does not suggest) there could be some early birds pushing ahead……mostly adults is what we observed last year.  Tons and tons of birds early but pretty tough to kill.

     

    I hope they string out this year like years past.  Get the equipment tuned up, batteries charged, decoys cleaned, fliers put back together and in working order and mud those layouts, dress the blinds etc, etc, etc.

     

    The line of a snow goose hunter…….it is a lot of work but the rewards can be UNBELIEVABLE at times!!!!

     

    Good luck all on your Spring hunts and be safe!!!

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