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Title: North Bird Hunting
Post by: Darby on Oct 04, 2021, 08:57:05 AM
Well, I put in 2 days  on the 25th & 27, and again a full day on Saturday.  Based upon the birds we were seeing this summer, I figured we would crush them like last year in the beginning.  On the 25th I got 3 (2 with one shot which is always cool), none on the 27th, and Saturday we had 3 fly across the road.  Chased one 100 yards into the woods before I shot him doing his best roadrunner impression.  I was told a long time ago by an older guy, that if there are mushrooms in the woods, the birds don't need the gravel.  Gentleman was around 85 years old so I've gone with that for the past 20 years.  People we ran into, along with the people at the gates, have said the birds have been scarce, but will be everywhere once we get a frost.  Anyone else seeing the same thing?  I never hunt Columbus Day weekend, so a week off before I go back, and then a moose hunt on the 25th.
Title: Re: North Bird Hunting
Post by: aquaassassin on Oct 04, 2021, 10:18:33 AM
Very interesting about the shrooms, nothing to speak of here in southern Maine either. Makes sense with all this rain. Gotta love old guys who actually have knowledge and are willing to teach younger generations things besides why did the chicken cross the road jokes.  Need some of that on here!   ::) :P Congrats on getting out.
Title: Re: North Bird Hunting
Post by: huntermike on Oct 04, 2021, 05:25:09 PM
Spent 4 days in zone 4 moose hunting last week an between 6 of us we might have got 10 birds all together an didn't see hardly any ,I even walked down some roads that u couldn't drive down an still didn't see any ,very scarce for the opening week ,we did how ever get our moose on Wednesday morning when it finally turned cold ,moose was 626lbs
(https://i.postimg.cc/nsM9fCQ9/20210929-100103-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nsM9fCQ9)
Either way was a great week with great friends.
Title: Re: North Bird Hunting
Post by: teampar on Oct 04, 2021, 06:18:11 PM
Spent 4 days in zone 4 moose hunting last week an between 6 of us we might have got 10 birds all together an didn't see hardly any ,I even walked down some roads that u couldn't drive down an still didn't see any ,very scarce for the opening week ,we did how ever get our moose on Wednesday morning when it finally turned cold ,moose was 626lbs
(https://i.postimg.cc/nsM9fCQ9/20210929-100103-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nsM9fCQ9)
Either way was a great week with great friends.

Congrats on the Moose! 😎
Title: Re: North Bird Hunting
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 04, 2021, 06:26:38 PM
Good eating there.   Way to go..👍👍
Title: Re: North Bird Hunting
Post by: Green Mountian Hunter on Oct 04, 2021, 07:01:07 PM
Congradulations guy's   :) Save me a steak hehe
Title: Re: North Bird Hunting
Post by: aquaassassin on Oct 04, 2021, 07:02:17 PM
Nice Bull folks!
Title: Re: North Bird Hunting
Post by: lv2hunt on Oct 05, 2021, 09:05:19 AM
Great job!! that's going to fill the freezer
Title: Re: North Bird Hunting
Post by: Darby on Oct 05, 2021, 01:15:06 PM
Congrats on the moose, as said, that should be fantastic eating.  Shot one with a friend a few years ago that dressed at 824.  Found out a few months later is was either 13 or 14 yrs old.....should have turned the whole thing into burger and sausage
Title: Re: North Bird Hunting
Post by: Green Mountian Hunter on Oct 05, 2021, 07:31:15 PM
Were you able to use snatch blocks and rope to hall him out
Or you have a bigger project
Title: Re: North Bird Hunting
Post by: hesseltine32 on Oct 08, 2021, 07:59:05 AM
Congrats on the moose !  Hopefully the bird hunting picks up for you.
Title: Re: North Bird Hunting
Post by: Alex Delarge on Oct 08, 2021, 08:00:19 AM
First week can be hit or miss, a lot of leaves and high grasses. Iíve noticed the abundance of mushrooms this season, I donít know if it affects bird behavior in any way. Birds get gravel year round, the roads also attract birds because of the grass/edge they create. I went out yesterday with a buddy who drives at break neck speeds and limited out at noon, mustíve seen 10 total. Any given day could be good or bad for bird IMO
Title: Re: North Bird Hunting
Post by: CAPTJJ on Oct 08, 2021, 11:55:48 AM
Nice moose, that will make up for the lack of birds.
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