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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-06-2018, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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My friend drew middlecreek blind for Dec 15. Anyone know or heard how the population of geese is down there. Only reason I am asking is because my other friend drew one for Jan 15 and we dont know if we should wait till later date. Thanks for any info
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-06-2018, 09:43 AM
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Hello. my name is Frank. there were some flight geese there on Thanksgiving, but I don,t think anybody fired a shot. Bluebird sky that day. I would go in January and hope for bad weather. Semper-Fi.

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I was there a couple weeks ago and it seemed that were a decent number of geese. Lots of ducks though.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-06-2018, 07:36 PM
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It all depends on the movement of the birds. Go, set out your decoys and see what happens. That is waterfowl hunting, some days it is good, some days it could be better.
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I would check the weather forecast. If they predict a good day for hunting on Dec 15, then go for it that day. If not, then take your chance in January.
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If he has drawn a reservation in December, it is no good in January, you get drawn and either take your chance or don't go.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-08-2018, 04:30 PM
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I think the OP has 2 buddies that were drawn. As someone who put in for quite a few years and never got drawn..... go both days... LOL. Birds are spread out since there is water everywhere this year. This cold snap coming up may A) push birds south and B) freeze up smaller ponds + puddles forcing birds to bigger waters for roosting/mid-day loafing.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-08-2018, 06:21 PM
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Hunted the area today for deer and many migrants flying. Geese were on the ice. If i drew, i'd go both days. I used to lease a blind just off the prop area, and miss it. Bluebird days is a "general" waterfowl rule, but I will say I've had some fantastic blue bird days, and some suck @ss fowl days. If your not in the blind, you'll never know. Who gives a sh!t what the hunting tables say. They've been wrong plenty of times for me.

Good luck.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-09-2018, 10:44 AM
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Not sure about MiddleCreek, but in the Pymatuning area, you can only hunt the blinds one time a year. The exception is if you attempt to get a no show blind. They punch your license.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-09-2018, 10:53 AM
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I quit applying for a blind years ago. We wait for the right conditions and go for a no show blind. I have never not got one. Also, I always request a duck blind on water. My two buddies and I have each got our geese every time from Duck blinds, usually chip shots that leave us each nine shells to shoot at ducks we don’t normally see elsewhere. Plus I guess you could hunt there a few times a week all season if you go for no shows. Also a lot of small groups or pairs of guys like to join up if they are there for no shows, I’ve met some great guys hunting blinds there.
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