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Gents...and Ladies...
I have been asked to take out 5 young ladies this year (high school and younger) on their first swan hunts. All have drawn successful and I want to make a successful memory for these first timers. I have everything I need to be successful for this hunt, unfortunately I have been spending my time chasing a few big muley's this season instead of being in the marsh. I do not know what is happening at Ogden Bay as far as the swans go. Can you guys give me some feedback on that?
Are there a few in, a lot in? Any help will be appreciated. I will try to get out in the next week to check for myself, just hoping somebody could give me an indication to gauge from so that I can let these young ladies know.

Thanks guys!
 

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sunday we seen one flock about 50 flying north over ogden bay. Ogden bay only has a couple spots you can hunt now. that cattails have realy taken over the lake. The swan should start showing up in the 2nd weekend of nov at ogden bay. That when i started seeing them come in at night. Do you have a boat or are you going to be pass shooting them ? that will help. Hope this is what you are looking for.
 

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You're on the right place. Just go out and check it out to see how bad the cattails are.... I'm sure you can probably find somewhere to set up out there. With the swans, it seems like, if you call at em, and you've got enough open water for them, then they'll at least get low enough to give you a shot. 8) Good luck... thats cool of you to take the girls out hunting.

Just a small edit.... it would be hilarious if you got a video of the girls whooping and calling at the swans before they take their shots.... I'd hope you'd post something that funny up on the forums here. :lol:
 

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here's those pictures of Ogden.... I had to downsize them so that they'd fit on the site.





I'll let Dustin explain where they are or whatever.
 

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that what it look like all over that pond. there not tall at all or thick enought to hide a boat in. hope this help you out alittle bit.Thanks riley for posting them up there for me.
 

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I have found hunting swans @ Ogden Bay/Howard Slough to be spotty. Somedays you will get some good overflights, but it can be really a hit and miss scenario.
The farther north you can go - the more consistent the swan will be - so Harold Crane is better and Bear River is best. When conditions are right Bear River can't be beat for taking Swan. The Swan like to fly between Harold Crane and the southern ponds on Bear River to the feeding grounds of the private gun clubs just to the north of Bear River. They tend to follow the same flight patterns for a few days @ a time. So if you can get in the flight path you should have some great hunting.
Last year they were flying so low my dear Mother (85) could have brought 'em down.
Good Luck!
 
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