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The Migration

Postby Densa44 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:50 pm

I hope that this is the correct section. Anyway the Wavys (White fronted Geese) are arriving at Lat. 51 now. The peas are all in the bin as far south as the 49 lat.
No new ducks yet but there are lots and lots of locals.
The weather is noticeably cooler and every North wind brings more birds.
The harvest is to my mind about 2 weeks late due to wet conditions.
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Re: The Migration

Postby Bigearl » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:07 pm

Densa44 wrote:I hope that this is the correct section. Anyway the Wavys (White fronted Geese) are arriving at Lat. 51 now. The peas are all in the bin as far south as the 49 lat.
No new ducks yet but there are lots and lots of locals.
The weather is noticeably cooler and every North wind brings more birds.
The harvest is to my mind about 2 weeks late due to wet conditions.

Never heard them called "wavys" before. Where did that come from?
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Re: The Migration

Postby GONEHUNTIN' » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:33 pm

Bigearl wrote:
Densa44 wrote:I hope that this is the correct section. Anyway the Wavys (White fronted Geese) are arriving at Lat. 51 now. The peas are all in the bin as far south as the 49 lat.
No new ducks yet but there are lots and lots of locals.
The weather is noticeably cooler and every North wind brings more birds.
The harvest is to my mind about 2 weeks late due to wet conditions.

Never heard them called "wavys" before. Where did that come from?


That's their common name because they come in "waves" rather than a V.
I just hate seeing birds die of natural causes unless I'm that natural cause.
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Re: The Migration

Postby Bigearl » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:56 pm

Ah I see. We get very few, and I mean very few light geese down here. All we have/hunt are giant Canada's.
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Re: The Migration

Postby Deacon » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:14 am

Bring on the fall and the migration! We just secured almost 700 acres of prime wetlands for the upcoming season. If the weather Gods work with us this could be a banner year!
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Re: The Migration

Postby Densa44 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:08 am

"Wavys" an adult white fronted goose has bands (they are interrupted) on the breast, thus Wavys.

This will be a great year. Shoot ever snow goose that you see. I'll keep you posted.

Where do the wavys go after they leave here? Some of you people must hunt them.
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Re: The Migration

Postby Bigearl » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:56 am

As with most waterfowl they stick to the Mississippi flyaway. Basically right down the gut of the USA. The snows and specks just don't venture over to the southeast part very much. I've seen 5 specks and maybe 12 snows in Georgia in my lifetime I guess. I think there are large numbers of light geese in the northeast as well
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Re: The Migration

Postby stubblejumper » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:31 pm

I have never heard them called wavys either, we generally call them specklebellies or specks.
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Re: The Migration

Postby GONEHUNTIN' » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:28 pm

Densa, are you talking about Specks or Snow's?
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Re: The Migration

Postby stubblejumper » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:53 pm

GONEHUNTIN' wrote:Densa, are you talking about Specks or Snow's?


He mentioned white fronted geese, which are what some people call specklebellies.
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Re: The Migration

Postby GONEHUNTIN' » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:23 am

stubblejumper wrote:
GONEHUNTIN' wrote:Densa, are you talking about Specks or Snow's?


He mentioned white fronted geese, which are what some people call specklebellies.


Thanks, I had always here speckle bellies called specks and snows wavies.
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Re: The Migration

Postby Densa44 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:44 am

What you can learn here. Specks are young White Fronted Geese, when they get older they have "waves" on their breasts. They are easier to decoy than other geese and we can only shoot 5 per day. They are very good on the table.

No snows yet but there have been a few ducks. It will drop to zero C tonight but without some North wind that won't do much. It is daylight hours (the days are getting shorter fast) and that wind. BTW wind will do more for you as a hunter than anything else. Crops are starting to come down.
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Re: The Migration

Postby GONEHUNTIN' » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:13 am

I have never shot a whitefront though my dog did once retrieve one someone else shot. You have just increased my knowledge which isn't hard to do. :lol:

Where are you located? Hunted Manitoba a few years ago on our own for snows and had a ball. Two days of driving for us then we got rained out after the third day. :cry: Rained for a week straight.
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Re: The Migration

Postby Densa44 » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:46 pm

No new birds yet but they'll be here tomorrow. Cold to-day 6 C with a North wind. Rain last night. We'll see snow soon.
Going hunting soon with a puppy customer. He'll do all the shooting and I'll handle the dogs. Perfect.

Young Bull moose on the front lawn yesterday.

We are in Alberta 100 Km East of Red Deer 51 N lat.
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Re: The Migration

Postby Densa44 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:53 am

Sept 14 . I was wrong about the ducks. They don't make muck noise when in the air and now all the ponds have lots of new birds. The locals call them "brown ducks" or even less polite "stompers". They are all divers and the puddle ducks are mostly Gadwells, Teal, and Widgeons.

The Mallards are here too, lots of them. What the locals want are Mallards and Pintails. The rest are "other ducks".

There are Honkers arriving everyday. The weather is good and the crops are going in the bin. No snows yet. Geese are being shot in the fields now. (Honkers and Specks)

4 Huns on the front lawn this am, when the crop is down we'll have a go at them.
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