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#5915289 - 09/06/15 11:55 AM "Northern Birds" Dove
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 5023
Loc: Frisco, Texas
This weekend I heard allot about when the "Northern Birds get here". "these are all resident birds" etc.

When do you know the "Northern Birds" are here?

have the guide/outfitter call you?
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#5915313 - 09/06/15 12:11 PM Re: "Northern Birds" Dove [Re: Buzzsaw]
nsmike Offline
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Registered: 05/02/12
Posts: 4216
Loc: MN
When the bird populations have been spotty and all of a sudden they increase, there is a cold front to the north maybe not reaching all the way south but there, it's not rocket science to figure out what happend.
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#5915533 - 09/06/15 03:32 PM Re: "Northern Birds" Dove [Re: Buzzsaw]
bermise Offline
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Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 1243
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
This weekend I heard allot about when the "Northern Birds get here". "these are all resident birds" etc.

When do you know the "Northern Birds" are here?

have the guide/outfitter call you?


That's what outfitters tell you when the hunting is slow.

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#5915571 - 09/06/15 04:01 PM Re: "Northern Birds" Dove [Re: Buzzsaw]
STXHO Offline
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Registered: 04/06/11
Posts: 5123
Loc: South Texas
The birds are a lot bigger. Normally the pin feathers are longer. Not all guides are liars...
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#5915610 - 09/06/15 05:04 PM Re: "Northern Birds" Dove [Re: STXHO]
udamdan Offline
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Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 5939
Loc: Dallas & Young Counties
Originally Posted By: STXHO
The birds are a lot bigger. Normally the pin feathers are longer. Not all guides are liars...


grin
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#5915634 - 09/06/15 05:33 PM Re: "Northern Birds" Dove [Re: Buzzsaw]
TXPride Offline
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They have a funny accent
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#5915638 - 09/06/15 05:35 PM Re: "Northern Birds" Dove [Re: Buzzsaw]
FWBanger Offline
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Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 467
Loc: DFW
Northern birds show up carrying carpetbags with a sense of entitlement.

Ok, actually just watch for the cold fronts. They generally push birds south.
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#5915658 - 09/06/15 05:46 PM Re: "Northern Birds" Dove [Re: Buzzsaw]
Barny Topwater Offline
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Registered: 11/22/09
Posts: 2442
Loc: New Braunfels TX USA
SA weather guessers are saying next weekend a strong cold front will hit south TX. I say bs
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#5915804 - 09/06/15 07:34 PM Re: "Northern Birds" Dove [Re: Buzzsaw]
Greekangler Offline
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Registered: 09/05/04
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Loc: North Tejas
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
This weekend I heard allot about when the "Northern Birds get here". "these are all resident birds" etc.

When do you know the "Northern Birds" are here?

have the guide/outfitter call you?


Ain't no northern birds here- all locals
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#5916131 - 09/06/15 10:56 PM Re: "Northern Birds" Dove [Re: Buzzsaw]
beaversnipe Offline
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Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 14775
Loc: Terlingua,TX
The strong coldfronts will push the north texas birds south and will bring MAYBE the northern birds here, IF they ever stop in north texas.
I prefer no fronts and keep on shooting the 'locals'

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#5916530 - 09/07/15 10:32 AM Re: "Northern Birds" Dove [Re: Buzzsaw]
kweber Offline
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Registered: 09/03/15
Posts: 196
seen a pic on another forum from NW Panhandle and the lines were full of birds...
we normally have a front thru here mid-sept before Szone opens
our resident doves go south and we have to wait for the Plains birds to arrive...

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#5916674 - 09/07/15 12:16 PM Re: "Northern Birds" Dove [Re: Buzzsaw]
NTX RAIDER Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 245
Loc: Frisco, TX
I have no idea if it has anything to do with a front, but my bag included much bigger birds yesterday than the hatchlings I was killing one the first 2 days of the season. I think half of those still had pieces of egg shells in their feathers!

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#5916703 - 09/07/15 12:35 PM Re: "Northern Birds" Dove [Re: Buzzsaw]
duckboogieman Offline
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Registered: 08/22/05
Posts: 936
Noticed several very large groups around Frisco this morning that were not here yesterday. Larger birds as well.
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#5916800 - 09/07/15 02:03 PM Re: "Northern Birds" Dove [Re: NTX RAIDER]
Greekangler Offline
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Registered: 09/05/04
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Loc: North Tejas
Originally Posted By: NTX RAIDER
I have no idea if it has anything to do with a front, but my bag included much bigger birds yesterday than the hatchlings I was killing one the first 2 days of the season. I think half of those still had pieces of egg shells in their feathers!


We had same - very few this years hatch
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