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    Default Delta cranes and geese

    There are some specs and Canadas on the Tanana sand bars
    but not many in the Ag Project as rains have stalled the barley
    harvest. Rains are to continue the next 10 days at least.

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    Looking really dismal here in Delta as rains continue to hamper grain harvest.
    Geese that were hanging around in hay fields have left and crane flocks have b
    been passing through very high.

    The grouse hatch appears to have been lost in the cold, wet spring.

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    Well that's not good I know where we hunt the water was very high only think I ever seen it this high once before and I been hunting the area since the early 80's
    Is it opening day of duck season yet
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    hope them fields dry up before the 18th Will be coming up the 20th to hunt with my buddy
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    How’s it looking up that way vernak?


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    I just came in the house....I saw 4 cranes total this morning!

    There is a bit of harvest happening but rain is expected to start
    any minute now.

    It's really been poor bird hunting this year but it's still early for cranes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VernAK View Post
    I just came in the house....I saw 4 cranes total this morning!

    There is a bit of harvest happening but rain is expected to start
    any minute now.

    It's really been poor bird hunting this year but it's still early for cranes.
    Poor is an understatement. There were literally 5 ducks on the whole lake last time I went out.
    Makin fur fins and feathers fly.

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    We had one little flurry of cranes and we picked up a couple but this is the worst we've seen.
    I've had days that NO cranes or geese were sighted.

    It is a very warm September and spring was late so we still hold hope that the cranes will arrive yet.
    Yesterday, huge flocks of cranes were sighted over Fort Greely but none came into the fields.

    Rumors have it that North Slope ducks never nested because of the late spring.

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    This has been the worst crane and goose season any of we Deltoids have experienced.

    With a late fall and upset farmers, hunting has been way below normal.

    80% of the crane/goose hunting is done on property of two farmers even though fellow hunters seem to be going out of their way to irritate
    these folks. The one field that provided abundant shooting for years was plowed black because the farmer
    became upset with hunters driving into his fields and lands even though posted. Some hunters chose to scale and bend a high fence rather than
    walk in from the gate. This not being a practical entry they dug a hole under the fence for entry. A senior citizen has since walked in a considerable
    distance with his #2 shovel to fill the hole.

    Same folks entered upon the other farmers land without permission.

    Hunting privileges on these properties is in jeopardy.

    These farm families are our friends and neighbors and have been very receptive to hunters so if you come to Delta for birds, please
    show these farm folks some respect.

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