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Discussion in 'MichiganWaterfowl.com' started by stets656, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. stets656

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    Anybody seeing birds in West Michigan Kalamazoo area? I've tried all the public spots and haven't seen squat...
     
  2. AaronJohn

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    I have and they are grouped up. Far less than a few weeks ago but portage area is holding ducks along with further south Niles area had birds grouped up in their routine
     

  3. craigrh13

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    The divers should be loaded.
     
  4. Randy Mort

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    Haven’t seen much around either hopefully this weekend will be better.
     
  5. craigrh13

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    Traditionally the 3rd week of November is when the rivers down there fill up or when the potholes start to ice up.
     
  6. Ferris_StateHunter

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    Been seeing a good amount around and more moving in.
     
  7. grassmaster

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    Mainly Buffleheads not much else good push of Mallards Saturday now they gone.
     
  8. Lamarsh

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    I feel like I hear this every year about the west side of the state, then towards the end of the regular season a few guys start posting pictures of field hunts out there with 5 man limits of greenheads.
     
  9. Highball28

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    Every year we shed tears right around this time saying it's all over only to be shooting limits in the last week and during the split.
     
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  10. craigrh13

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    That’s when traditionally for whatever reason the best mallard hunting is. Generally 3rd week of Nov. or so until the end. It’s been like that for as long as I can remember.
     
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  11. ice ghost

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    I was thinking its been really good for a week now, big thick skinned birds.
     
  12. Duck-Hunter

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    The sky line was filled Sunday morning for a little bit. I wish it wasn't overcast/hazy where we were at. It was an awesome sight to see. The past couple years sitting in that vary spot I have witnessed this.
     
  13. Lamarsh

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    Yup, guys hunting fields out there posting pics of piles of red leg greenheads. Those posts should be coming soon!
     
  14. cronkdre

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    We are still shooting locals in SE. Shot 4 banded mallards last weekend all banded within 15 miles of where we were hunting.
     
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  15. Scout 2

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    The last 2 days there have been huge flocks of flight ducks on Lake Missaukee They were far enough out I could not tell what kind they wereand yesterday there was a lot of geese. There was also a couple hundred mallards next to shore