Where are the ducks

Discussion in 'MichiganWaterfowl.com' started by Natureman, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Natureman

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    Went for a boat ride yesterday at about 9:30 am to see where the hell the ducks are hiding. I went down the lower Detroit River and out into Lake Erie and seen under 200 ducks. I don't think they are hiding, they are just not here. Never have I seen so few birds going all the way back to the mid 90's in mid to late November.
     
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    I agree, strangest migration or lack there of that I’ve ever witnessed. I had 2 hen Bluebill swim into the layout spread and didn’t have the heart to shoot, that’s it.
    Just another weird thing to chalk up to 2020.
     
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  3. BigJoeMoose

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    It’s a fair point I hunt general south DR area and have seen big flocks heading Canada side but not much decoying or even within calling range
     
  4. jumbojake

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    Ya gota runn some free bird! Lynerd skynerd;)
     
  5. R.J.M.

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    Looking at the weather for Thursday NELP high of 50 . We won’t have good numbers for the split . Fingers crossed
     
  6. Divers Down

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    They flew straight to Sweet Home Alabama
     
  7. DecoySlayer

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    We are done hunting for the year. Pulled out all the boats yesterday. The coots have not even shown up.
     
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  8. Jerry Lamb

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    Sorry Slayer 2020 will go down in history as a bad year. In so many ways...
     
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  9. R.J.M.

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  10. DecoySlayer

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    In more ways than one. One of our most "important hunters' has been in the hospital/nursing home, for close to a month now with serious health problems, not covid related. Nothing is the same without him. Age and health problems are really catching up to our "crew". The weird migration is the least of the problems.
     
  11. Fowl Play

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    Sorry to hear that decoy slayer.
     
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  12. Divers Down

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    We’ve resorted to non sporting Old Squaw, sad times indeed.
     
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  13. Deadeyedeek

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    DEfinatly bad year..same thing happened last year(Ohio) line..heck we dont even have the geese, which is very unusal. There were more ducks here in Sept and then they split! Just as season goes out here, they will show up. I guess the only good thing is should have more ducks next year.
     
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    Kinda setting up to be a bad ice fishing year also, geeze cant catch a break!
     
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  15. Rhawk86

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    We had a very good week when the massive storm came through the plains and Canada. That was before Halloween.

    Did you guys do well then? Do you think it’s possible a substantial amount came through and the rest are sitting up north with these warm temps?


    Sent from my iPhone using Michigan Sportsman
     
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