Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
AA0605, HookEm01, Gambler 25-06, JWRivette, Adchunts
60416 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77358
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43783
BOBO the Clown 41084
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33683
bill oxner 32612
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30569
facebook
Forum Stats
60416 Members
45 Forums
475692 Topics
6240130 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#5456814 - 12/03/14 05:21 PM Long term forecast and the second split
Teamjefe Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 239
I was looking at the long term forecast for December and it looks like Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, etc will all be above average in temp. We are holding a good amount of birds on our units in Jackson county right now but I am wondering if these birds will head back north with the warmer weather. It was 75 today in Houston. We have had our DU units for about 4 years now and I am just now getting a handle on how to encourage the right foods. I haven't had enough seasons to figure out how the birds react to warmer weather. Does anyone with more experience care to chime in on this?

Top
#5457070 - 12/03/14 07:25 PM Re: Long term forecast and the second split [Re: Teamjefe]
Greekangler Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/05/04
Posts: 1495
Loc: North Tejas
We nee rain in N tx. Place south of Dallas will benefit because of size of unit.

We had what many suggested was a reverse migration 2 years ago. I am hearing ponds full about 1/2 way thru OK then pretty dead- per THF member

Doesn't take big numbers to have good shoot. We just need to hunt smarter
_________________________

Take a kid Huntin

Top
#5457470 - 12/03/14 11:04 PM Re: Long term forecast and the second split [Re: Teamjefe]
TXPride Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/11/07
Posts: 1876
Loc: Lost
Depends on what species you have. Most are likely gonna stick around. Mallards are notorious for following the "freeze" line.
_________________________

Top
#5457715 - 12/04/14 07:52 AM Re: Long term forecast and the second split [Re: Teamjefe]
Teamjefe Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 239
Teal, pintails, gadwall, spoonies, and a few different species of divers. We have never had divers before this year. We have one unit that we normally only fill up half way but this year we took it to full pool. It's about 4-5 foot deep at the flash board. It stays deep for about 1/4 of the unit then the rest of the 80 acres is 1 foot to 6"

Top
#5458432 - 12/04/14 06:57 PM Re: Long term forecast and the second split [Re: Teamjefe]
beaversnipe Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 14775
Loc: Terlingua,TX
Yeah, that sucks.

But at least we have a coldfront this weekend

Top
#5458692 - 12/04/14 09:11 PM Re: Long term forecast and the second split [Re: Teamjefe]
shooterwalter Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/05/12
Posts: 1542
Loc: Poetry, Texas Kaufman County 8...
DU report says there are tons of ducks still up north. What happens up north is what is important I think. If it get rough up north they will be driven south and we should have ducks even with our warmer weather. I know I keep watching and listening for the waves of ducks and geese I have seen going south in years gone by and hope it happens again.
_________________________
www.poetryshootingclub.com

QUAIL Dog Training, Live Quail for sale

Guided/Unguided Quail Hunting

www.TargetCamDallas.com

2,500 yd.Live Video Spotting Camera

Pistol Range - 700 Yard Range

CLOSE TO DALLAS

Take a youth shooting 214-728-2755




Top
#5458733 - 12/04/14 09:22 PM Re: Long term forecast and the second split [Re: Teamjefe]
STX Waterfowler Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 102
Loc: Nueces County, TX
Down here in Corpus, there are birds around. But from it looks like not the wads I've seen last year. Warm up north still as the cold fronts did help push some, its not the usual. But there are a decent amount. Cant complain
_________________________
KUPT' & KOMMITED! TAKE EM'


Top
#5459363 - 12/05/14 09:20 AM Re: Long term forecast and the second split [Re: Teamjefe]
Merican Duck Hunter Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/24/13
Posts: 1762
Loc: In the Layout
Sitting at a goose egg this morning so far, seeing several high flying groups, probably migrating, waiting on the wind to shift out of the north!
_________________________
Arise.Kill.Eat -Acts 10:13
Originally Posted By: Nathan Nelson
I have read a bunch of stuff on the internet about Star Wars but that does not mean I can skin a deer with a light saber.

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide