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#2598504 - Sun Feb 26 2012 11:11 PM late fliers
sparkchaser Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 27 2008
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Loc: Lebanon, PA
Just had the dog out(11:00pm) and I could hear a flock of geese flying. Heading north already?

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#2598901 - Mon Feb 27 2012 12:45 PM Re: late fliers [Re: sparkchaser]
Weimer Offline
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Registered: Tue Sep 09 2008
Posts: 1259
Loc: York, PA - Hunt: PA, MD, & DE
Oh yeh! I noticed Canada Geese pairing up 3 weeks ago in my hunting area 5B. Things are about 4 weeks ahead of schedule this year. Migration never really happened full bore and what did migrate are headed back north. One unusal year this year.
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#2599352 - Mon Feb 27 2012 07:07 PM Re: late fliers [Re: sparkchaser]
Springspan Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 03 2010
Posts: 1067
Loc: Lanc county pa
I have seen more birds in the last week than I did in the whole season. The duck numbers I am seeing right now are unbelievable!


Edited by Springspan (Mon Feb 27 2012 07:08 PM)
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#2599357 - Mon Feb 27 2012 07:09 PM Re: late fliers [Re: Springspan]
therock77 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 03 2011
Posts: 118
Loc: SE Pa
im the most stressed when they migrate back because the numbers of birds paired up are incredable, especially with a poor duck season and now they are everywhere mad2

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#2599367 - Mon Feb 27 2012 07:13 PM Re: late fliers [Re: sparkchaser]
turkey4life Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 05 2009
Posts: 8449
Loc: somewere hunting or fishing
been seeing lots of them the past two weeks, I keep forgeting its still febuary, almost like winter didnt even happen compaired to last year.

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#2599913 - Tue Feb 28 2012 01:59 PM Re: late fliers [Re: turkey4life]
chesscon Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 09 2010
Posts: 152
Loc: Adams county
I spent the last two weeks of the residential goose season picking off pairs on the local ponds. When they start pairing up and staking out their breeding spots before the season ends, it makes for some fun hunts in our area. The best part of those two weeks was discovering a flock of pintails using one of my spots. Started with 9, and by late last week was up to 18. They spent all morning on the pond and provided good entertainment while I was waiting on geese. I've only seen pintails in our area twice before and then it was 1 and 2 of them. If only I could see them in the fall. It is incredibly frustrating at how hard I have to hunt in the fall to find any ducks, yet in the spring the ponds and lakes around here look like the pictures in D.U.'s magazine.

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#2600016 - Tue Feb 28 2012 03:30 PM Re: late fliers [Re: sparkchaser]
j154fry Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 02 2010
Posts: 64
Loc: Central PA
Had a large flock (30-40 birds) fly over the house Sunday evening already. Headed to north and not wasting anytime getting there. An unusual year indeed.
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#2600165 - Tue Feb 28 2012 05:44 PM Re: late fliers [Re: sparkchaser]
NoMojo Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 15 2012
Posts: 767
Loc: SouthCentral PA
i watched 400-600 birds land in a field i can hunt a quarter mile from my house Monday evening. talk about a kick in the pills

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