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About dawsonscreek

  • Birthday 11/19/1990

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    Catch and release fly fishing and fly tying. Bow-hunting and waterfowl hunting.

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  1. We finished out the last day of the March Goose season with a hard earned 4 man limit. We took a chance and slept in, not expecting the birds to fly first thing. The gamble was a bad choice and when we got to the field at 8:00 it was loaded, all we could do was watch from the road as small groups trickled in. Figuring the sudden change in weather might make the birds feed twice we came back around 11:30 and there was only about 10 birds left. Good sign! As we set up birds worked the field; we were feeling hopeful. Finished set up around 1:00 and waited. At about 4:00 they started to trickle in. We enjoyed a few pairs and singles to get started. As the evening continued some bigger volleys were had and around 6:30 the last goose of our limit hit the snow! My buddy’s young dog got a lot of practice out there and was loving it!
  2. Cool, not looking for specific fields. Just wondering if they’re around yet, used to live in Canandaigua so it was easy to keeep a look out, on the Southern tier I will rarely even see a migrating flock.
  3. Wondering if anybody has seen the white birds start to show up in the FLX area. I live in the southern tier where we don’t have them but planning to try and get on some if possible.
  4. I was fortunate enough to have a good hunt yesterday and get my first band! A single came in as we were standing out side of the blind and I took on shot at him and crushed him! We ended up with 18 geese and 4 bands. Mine was 8+ year old and banded near Sudbury, Ontario. The rest of the bands were local, but each came from a different flock.
  5. Glad to see some youngster putting the video games away and getting out there hunting. I still remember every hunt my dad took me on as a youth (though the memories have faded). Now tiles have reversed and it’s me taking him on hunts. Congrats on a successful weekend.
  6. Finally on the board. A solo drake mallard made my day on a tough hunt Saturday in PA. Experimenting with my 20 gauge O/U this year for early season and liking it!
  7. PA opener was a bust for me. I wasn't on the X and birds did not decoy for me. Missed a few passing shots and one gimme on a teal that swam into the dekes.
  8. That is arrow arum (Peltandra virginica). Ducks love it! I have found the seeds in bear scat as well.
  9. Maybe the slight cool down this weekend will do something. Saturday morning is probably shot for me due to a Friday night wedding, but gonna scout hard and put something together for Sunday as it is going to be my last day. Oct 6 is duck open for PA and I only live 10 minutes from the border so I might as well check that out!
  10. Duped again, set up in one of the pastures from last week, thinking the warm temps would have them in there. Well, they roosted in the pond up the road, got up just high enough to clear the trees and landed in the adjacent pasture. Likely never even saw my dekes. Oh well, bring on the ducks now, I've had enough of these long necks for a while.
  11. Had two pastures lined up for the weekend. Saturday's had over 100 in it the night before and had been consistently holding 4 dozen in the mornings, nobody showed up. Sunday's pasture had been holding 150 birds consistently all day and gain, nothing really showed up. We only had one flock work, and piss poor shooting led to only three birds hitting the dirt. Still a great weekend to be out, nd the number of woodies on the pasture pond is exciting for October!
  12. Yeah its brutal out there. Found those birds the next day on a pond and got permission only to find them gone the following day. Tough hunting. Do have permission on a pasture/pond with 100 just have a feeling they aren't leaving it to roost though. They've been there all week so hopefully they stick around. Plan is to shoot it this weekend, will post report.
  13. Having a hard time finding and staying on birds here in the southern tir. SEems as though once we find some, they are gone the next day. Nothing is consistent down here. Despite the tough conditions we got on a field opening day and watched 100+ chose the next field over the hill and not even give us a look. Managed to pull one group of 5 off and we got three of them. Hopefully the cold front this weekend brings some much needed luck
  14. Saturday morning felt like it was gonna be one of those great mornings. Clear skies and chilly. Nothing spoke off the roost, walked my usual mile loop without a peep. Almost back to the end of the loop and got a response. I got as close as I dared and set up. He came in gobbling, drumming, and strutting. SMoked him at 23 yards, he didn’t even flop. He had about 1” spurs, a 9 1/2” beard and was heavy! Estimated at 22 pounds.
  15. Let's just hope that April actually feels like spring and we don't go straight to summer!
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