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#500268 01/03/18 01:40 PM
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I woke up this morning to a very unusual snow fall here 14 miles from the Florida border. About an inch of accumulation. I know this is off topic and likely of no interest to other posters here who are inundated with the white stuff this year.

But its the first time I've seen it snow here in about 30years. My granddaughter who is celebrating her 4th birthday as well as the snow day came over this morning with her parents and her excitement rekindled my own...Geo

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You might want to forward pictures of it to Al Gore... as evidence of Global Warming.


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George, it's a mess here in Savannah. We had rain last night through early morning to coat everything with ice but the roads were clear. It's been snowing and the slush is now ice and roads slippery. Bridges are closed. Socked in for the day. I had thought about hunting but Floyd reminded me that hunting in freezing rain isn't as comfortable as he'd like it to be. That and we couldn't cross bridges to get to the spots. Snow is coming down pretty good and I can't remember the last time we had this much snow. I think Kirby Smart made a deal with the devil on the Rose Bowl outcome and we now have to make the payment. Gil

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They're play'in for scraps Gil. You folks already hosted the championship game at the Peach Bowl.

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I always loved snow days as a kid and still get a big kick out of "playing" in the snow. This weekend my friend and I hunted rabbits and pheasants in the newly fallen snow. Since we do not have hunting dogs, it makes for a fun day of tracking and stalking game. We saw a number of rabbits and had even more pheasant flushes. A very fun way to spend a winter Saturday in Pennsylvania. I hope that you guys didn't have to drive anywhere this morning - I can't imagine the average Georgia inhabitant on the road is very experienced with driving in the snow (please do not take offense). I hope you guys were able to enjoy it a little bit. Gil, any snow covered woodcock in your game bag?


P.S. It was negative six when I left for work this morning. Fun!

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We're above the worst of it, I guess ..........I hope. I hunted deer this morning, on a drive with hounds, for the first time in about 25 years. A very large plantation near me needed to cull some does and rounded up several guys with deer dogs. We probably had 50 standers/guns. It was a cold morning for it, but no precipitation. I got home about 12:45, heated up a light lunch and looked out and it had just started snowing. It's a very light snow, but whatever falls should stick.

I'm happy for the kids there, Geo., and those adults who enjoy it.

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I loved snow as a kid. Day off school and a extra day to go hunting. Many of my most favorite days hunting were during or after snow storms. Back in the late 1970's the Chesapeake Bay froze solid. Open water was very scare. I had a spring fed Creek which remained open all winter. In a half acre area there would be five thousand ducks shoehorned in the water and another group the same size around it plus geese and swans.

One snowie morning I set up five decoys about half a mile down the creek. Had to use a chain saw to cut through 6-8" ice to open up a tiny hole. About nine o'clock it started snowing. About ten o'clock the ducks started returning from feeding in the fields and poured into our tiny setup. Limits of both ducks and geese were too easyly obtained. Then we sat there for an hour watching ducks and geese fight to get into a hundred square foot hole in the ice.

The season ended a week later but we got multiple limits out of that hole. Twice during snow storms. Ducks and geese loose all inhibitions when it snows. They just pile in. After the season I dropped off a ton of corn to feed the ducks and geese. It got so bad I was afraid that starvation would kill them off. My hunting buddy fed another Creek about a mile away. 500 pounds of corn would be gone in a day. By the third feeding the ducks ran towards me while I was putting it out. Hungry has no fear.

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No snow or rain in my part of Georgia but I wish it would hurry up and get warmer! Bobby

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I do not believe in snow.
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Originally Posted By: KY Jon
I loved snow as a kid. Day off school and a extra day to go hunting. Many of my most favorite days hunting were during or after snow storms. Back in the late 1970's the Chesapeake Bay froze solid. Open water was very scare. I had a spring fed Creek which remained open all winter. In a half acre area there would be five thousand ducks shoehorned in the water and another group the same size around it plus geese and swans.

One snowie morning I set up five decoys about half a mile down the creek. Had to use a chain saw to cut through 6-8" ice to open up a tiny hole. About nine o'clock it started snowing. About ten o'clock the ducks started returning from feeding in the fields and poured into our tiny setup. Limits of both ducks and geese were too easyly obtained. Then we sat there for an hour watching ducks and geese fight to get into a hundred square foot hole in the ice.

The season ended a week later but we got multiple limits out of that hole. Twice during snow storms. Ducks and geese loose all inhibitions when it snows. They just pile in. After the season I dropped off a ton of corn to feed the ducks and geese. It got so bad I was afraid that starvation would kill them off. My hunting buddy fed another Creek about a mile away. 500 pounds of corn would be gone in a day. By the third feeding the ducks ran towards me while I was putting it out. Hungry has no fear.


Thats a really neat story KY Jon. I've been looking for years for one of those types of honey holes...

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