Duck migration reports are in

Migration Reports

For the week of October 13-17, 2014

 

Canada:

Name: Bill Dougan

Date: October 13, 2014

Location: Cochrane, Alberta

Weather: Temperatures will be averaging around + 12 for high to + 2 for the lows and mostly sunny for the week with possible showers on Wednesday.

Snow Cover: Hopefully none for the next month or so.

Water Conditions: The water levels are still low in some ponds. It has been a very

dry fall so far this season.

Feeding Conditions: Feeding conditions are good most of the harvest is in now.

Species and Numbers: There are good numbers of both ducks and geese here

now. Starting to see more snows and specs and a few swans.

Migrations: A lot of birds still in northern parts of the province. Weather is still

good up north need some cold weather to push more birds south.

Season Stage: We are just starting our fifth week of the season which opened

on September 8.

Hunting Report: Still some great hunting up north and some awesome hunting in

Edmonton area. Hunting is starting to pick up in the southern areas as well.

Gossip: Seeing lots of swans in the area.

 

Name:  Chris Stoddart

Date: Oct 13, 2014

Location: Lac Nilgaut, QC

Weather: Clear and cooler (average hi 48; average low 37 degrees).

Snow Cover: Nil

Water Conditions: Open

Feeding Conditions: Excellent in back bays and ponds

Species and Numbers: Excellent numbers of wood ducks, very good     numbers black ducks, ring bills.  Average numbers of scaup.

Migrations: No noticeable migrations, just local birds

Season Stage:  Mid – season

Hunting Report: Good

Gossip: Duck hunting is really good, lots of numbers.  Quebec moose hunt in full swing.

 

Name: Mike Bard    

Date: October 14, 2014

Location: Walkerton, Ontario Canada

Weather: Overcast, rainy, warm, and windy.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: Low

Feeding Conditions: Good and improving.

Species and Numbers: Canada goose numbers are excellent while duck numbers are low, but improving.

Migrations: Small push late last week into the weekend and have stalled since.

Season Stage: Early

Hunting Report: The goose hunting has been very good with duck hunting hit or miss.

Gossip: None

 

Pacific:

Name: Allen Riggs

Date: 10-12-14

Location: Metaline, WA

Weather: Partial clouds, high temps in the upper 60s low temps in the upper 30s.  The temps are beginning to drop and rain has started to fall. The weather is becoming more hunter friendly.

Snow Cover: N/A

Water Conditions: Water is still warm, river levels are somewhat high.

Feeding Conditions: Birds have harvested grain fields and water to feed in.

Species and Numbers: Canada goose numbers are about average, pintail numbers are high. Mallard and wigeon numbers are average.

Migrations: Pintail seem to be coming in; all other species are not migrating yet.

Season Stage: First week of the season.

Hunting Report: People are had good success on the opener. Goose harvest is a little low.

Gossip: With the cooler weather coming, all looks good.

 

Name:  Kent Contreras

Date: 10-13-2014

Location: Newport, WA

Weather: Low temps have been in the 40’s and highs in the 60’s. Forecasts show some frontal disturbances moving through the area all week. Some rain showers have occurred and forecasts show a bit more unstable weather moving in.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: Water levels are above average.

Feeding Conditions: Good feeding conditions at this time.

Species and Numbers: Average number of resident geese and puddle ducks.

Migrations: None, still holding resident birds.

Season Stage: Opening weekend was Oct. 11th. First week of the regular season.

Hunting Report: We had a good opening weekend. Limits of puddle ducks and most hunters took home some goose meat. Windy conditions kept birds moving and hunters shooting. All in all it was a good weekend.

Gossip:  Should be a decent week number 2 for the NE corner of the state.

 

Name: Gene Carter

Date: Oct. 13th, 2014

Location: Upper Sacramento Valley

Weather: Average temperatures for this time of year

Snow Cover:  None

Water Conditions: The start of the season is upon us, California is in drought conditions. No water supply for farms or duck clubs, local state and federal refuges have limited water supplies.

Feeding Conditions:  Near water-conditions are good.

Species and Numbers: Near any water sources duck numbers are strong, specks are here in great numbers.

Migrations: Specks are moving in.

Season Stage: 2nd week of the season.

Hunting Report:  Hunters did very well on specks if they were near water sources.

Gossip: Need water!

 

Name: Matt Thomas

Date: Oct, 13th 2014

Location: Indio, California

Weather: Clear, 78 to 89 degrees, light winds.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: clear at 70 degrees and low

Feeding Conditions: Good with new food sprouting right on time.

Species and Numbers: Good numbers for this weekend’s opener, best numbers for an opener in a decade.

Migrations: New birds showing up regularly, but still haven’t seen any evidence of a true migration.

Season Stage: Opening week for the season

Hunting Report: The opener is going to be one to remember!

Gossip: It could be over quickly for some hunters that don’t pick and choose the quality birds that we already have in the area. Either way, full straps and blind limits by 10am!

 

Name: Travis Lyle

Date: 10-13-14

Location: Fernley, NV

Weather:  Mid 70’s for a high – lows in the 40’s.

Snow Cover:  What was in the mountains is now gone.

Water Conditions: BadWorst I’ve ever seen.  Most areas have little to no water, and nothing in the foreseeable forecast.  Still water refuge may have one small area to hunt. Greenhead will have one area with water but it could get crowded fast.

Feeding Conditions: Its’ the same as the water, little to none.

Species and Numbers: Lots of spoonbills and coots. Mostly local geese and some early migrants, but very few at this time.

Migrations: Did see some snow geese so there are birds moving.

Season Stage: Eastern zone is open now.  October 11th was the starting date for the rest of the state.

Hunting Report: Opening day was packed with people. Heard some good and bad stories, from limits to fights – opening day was rough. 

Gossip:  Not looking good for this season.  Good luck fella’s.

 

Central:

Name: Mike Clement

Date: 10/13/14

Location: Devil’s Lake, ND

Weather: Highs in the 50’s/ Lows in the upper 30’s.

Water Conditions: Excellent

Feeding Conditions: Birds feeding in the mornings and evenings in mostly wheat fields with some in beans.

Species and Numbers: A lot of resident ducks have seemed too moved out with some northern birds moving in but slowly. Seems like last weekend there was a lot less ducks around but still a good amount of Canada geese. I only observed one field holding a small amount of snow geese.

Migrations: A few northern mallards have moved in but a lot of local ducks have moved out.

Season Stage: Mid-early

Hunting Report: Hunting went ok this past weekend for me but it seems to have slowed a bit. I didn’t find many large feeds of ducks like the weeks before as it seems a lot of local birds moved out from weather and pressure. There are still a good amount of Canadian geese. Warm weather is projected through the rest of the week so I don’t see any reason for a big push of birds but I hope it is better than last weekend.

 

Name: Kirk Steffensen

Date: October 15, 2014

Location: Lincoln, NE

Weather: Seasonable with highs in the 70’s and lows in the 40’s.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: Great – rainwater basins are all full with water everywhere.  Local lakes and ponds are also full.

Feeding Conditions: Harvest is in full swing.

Species and Numbers: Lots of BWT around with a few big ducks.

Migrations: Nothing noted.

Season Stage: Duck season is open in zones 1, 2 and 4 with zone 3 opening next Wednesday.  Dark goose season doesn’t open till October 27th.

Hunting Report: Good numbers of teal still being taken.

Gossip: Nothing at this time.

 

Name: Spencer  Holzfaster

Date: October 8, 2014

Location: Paxton, NE

Weather: 59 Degrees

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: River systems still have great water; big water (local lakes and reservoirs are about 50 percent full and have great back water). Farm ponds are full due to lots of rain and irrigation run off.

Feeding Conditions: Corn harvest is in full swing.

Species and Numbers: Lots of teal and big ducks have made their way down to the farm ponds and back waters of the big reservoirs. Also local wetlands and flooded meadow are starting to build duck more and more numbers.

Migrations: Slow migrations due to early seasons and warmer weather. Teal and a few big ducks are the only birds that have really shown up.

Season Stage: Not started

Hunting Report: Good early teal season. There have been lots of teal around due to the great water conditions.

Gossip:  None

 

Name: Jared Shepard

Date: 10/13/14

Location: Scottsbluff, NE

Weather: Temperatures stayed pretty much the same as the previous week with high’s in the 70’s and low 80’s with overnight lows into the 30’s and 40’s.

Snow Cover: None at this time.

Water Conditions: Rain from a couple weeks ago caused a lot of wet spots in the low areas of fields and pastures and the water level in the river is continuing to recede….slowly.

Feeding Conditions: Chopped corn, a variety of beans and plenty of green alfalfa.

Species and Numbers: Still only local ducks and geese in the area.

Migrations: No major migrations yet.

Season Stage: All waterfowl seasons are closed at this time with the exception of white-fronted and light goose seasons which are now open. Dove season remains open until Oct 30. Other season openers are as follows: Duck-Oct 22, Pheasant-Oct 25 and Dark Goose-Oct 27. Youth waterfowl weekend is this weekend, the 18th-19th!

Hunting Report: If the estimates are close this should be another outstanding year!

Gossip: There is still much talk about how the water level in the river may remain high this year. Concern continues to be voiced about high water during waterfowl season.

 

Name: Andrew Schlueter

Date: 10/13/14

Location: Seward, NE

Weather: 60/52 temperature range, 17 MPH (N), some rainfall .13 inches.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: Normal

Feeding Conditions: Silage corn is out and a lot of the beans are out. Some high moisture corn is coming out, along with some short season corn.

Species and Numbers: Local geese are grouped up. Geese are feeding twice a day.

Migrations: Minimal

Season Stage: Pre-season

Hunting Report: Youth season is this weekend.

Gossip: Nothing at this time.

 

Mississippi:

 

Name: Will Harvey

Date: 10/13/14

Location: Glenwood, MN

Weather: Warmer this week, upper 50’s to mid-60’s and sunny.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: Pretty normal

Feeding Conditions: A few geese finding chopped corn, divers are hitting lakes with freshwater shrimp.

Species and Numbers: OK numbers of divers around, but you really have to look for them. Just a few geese around.

Migrations: Not much to report.

Season Stage: Early

Hunting Report: Found a small lake with some divers over the weekend, set up shop and shot a few buffleheads, ring-bills and a couple puddle ducks. Most people I talk to report low numbers of ducks and geese.

Gossip: Nothing at this time. 

 

Name: Casey Hopfer

Date: 10/13/2014

Location: Richmond, MN

Weather: South winds, mid-day temps in the upper 50’s to low 60’s.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: Water levels remain good throughout the area, ponds are accessible and lakes have adequate water.

Feeding Conditions: Many chopped corn fields around the area, but they have little corn left in them for food. Bean fields are being harvested and some corn fields are now being combined.

Species and Numbers: Duck numbers are low, mainly mergansers being seen on local lakes and sloughs right now. Some wood ducks around yet. Good goose numbers in the area.

Migrations: No migration the past weekend with the south winds. Later this week we should see a push of birds with increasing NW winds.

Season Stage: Early

Hunting Report: Very few ducks around, some wood ducks on sloughs and in some corn fields but that’s about all. Good goose numbers, but the large amount of chopped corn fields has them jumping fields trying to find food in them.

Gossip: Few ducks, but lots of mergansers around. Strong goose numbers in spots around the area.

 

Name: Richard Shamla

Date: 10-14-14

Location: Clara City, MN

Weather: Clear and windy with daytime highs in the 60’s with night lows in the 40’s.  We had mild weather this week. Last weekend we had some sustained winds.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: Water levels continue to drop with little rain, but they are still higher than average.

Feeding Conditions: Waterfowl are mostly feeding in the early morning and late evening hours.  The waterfowl are mainly feeding in the harvested soybean fields, silage and a few harvested corn fields.

Species and Numbers:  Goose numbers remain about the same with no notable increase.  Some of the main roosts have more geese on them due to hunting pressure.  Duck numbers seemed to have declined with most of the small ducks moving out of the area.  For the second week divers such as canvasbacks and ring-necks are more abundant in the area.

Migrations: Some divers coming through but not much else for movement with the nice weather.

Season Stage: 3rd week of regular duck and goose season.

Hunting Report: Goose hunting some good for a few groups this past week that hunted the few harvested corn and bean fields.  Overall the hunting pressure has dropped.  Duck hunting is very hit or miss with less success being reported.  Mainly we need better weather and some migrating waterfowl.

Gossip: Overall hunting success for pheasant opener was poor as a lot of the corn crop is still standing.

 

Name: Russell Brzezinski

Date: October 11th, 2014

Location: Unionville, Michigan

Weather: Clear, sunny mild wind, 50’s

Snow Cover:  N/A

Water Conditions: N/A

Feeding Conditions: Managed area hunt

Species and Numbers: Saw a good number of wood ducks and local mallards around,  few geese though.

Migrations: Canadas, teal have moved through.

Season Stage: Beginning stages

Hunting Report: Opener for zone three of Lower Michigan.  The conditions at the GMA were poor due to the sharecropper not getting in to take off his crops.  Therefore, the zones weren’t properly flooded prior to the opener.  Only one field was available for hunting.

 

Name: Gerry Mazur

Date: October 14th, 2014

Location: Williston, Ohio

Weather: Cloudy with rain and very windy with gusts in the 20’s. Heavy rain expected with temps in the 70’s and then moving back to the 60’s and 50’s as fronts move in.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: Southwest winds are pushing water levels out around the marshes and bays.

Feeding Conditions: Some fields are open that have taken wheat off. Beans and corn are plentiful but the wet weather will push back harvest.

Species and Numbers: Not seeing much in the way of numbers at Ottawa and Magee Refuges. Few mallards and fewer geese to see around the two facilities.

Migrations: Would have to say not yet.

Season Stage: The Ohio opener is set for the 18th in the north zone.

Hunting Report: Michigan hunters taking a few birds in the right spots.

 

Name: Justin Weber

Date: 10/14/2014

Location: Cottage Grove, Wisconsin

Weather: Partly sunny with lows in the upper 40’s and highs in the 60s.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: Had a bunch of rain on Monday. Water levels rose a good inch or two.

Feeding Conditions: Geese hitting freshly chopped corn fields. Ducks are hitting marshes and ponds.

Species and Numbers: There are large numbers of geese holding on refuges and roost ponds. Most local ducks have left the area except for a few woodies and mallards.

Migrations: A large number of geese showed up about a week ago. Roost ponds are filled up with birds. There has been a few ducks coming and going as well.

Season Stage: Season split

Hunting Report: The last week was very good for geese. Limits were easy to come by with the large number of birds in our area. Ducks are getting harder to find as local birds are getting shot off of ponds and creeks.

Gossip: Can’t wait for season to be back on this weekend!

 

Name: Josh Ernst

Date: 10/14/2014

Location: Walford, Iowa

Weather: Mid 50’s, cloudy, rain and windy.

Snow Cover: NA

Water Conditions: River levels are on the rise with portions of Iowa receiving 2+ inches of rain over the last 3 days.

Feeding Conditions: Feeding patterns have been a mess with conditions so once weather patterns straighten out we should be back to an early AM feed and a later afternoon feed.

Species and Numbers: Duck seasons are closed this week and the only open season is on geese.  Goose numbers seem to be low to average for the area however with picked corn fields coming out these birds should get further from town to feed. With wet conditions, it will be a while before the landowners are back in the field.

Migrations: Saw a big push of birds move in about two weeks ago and since that time haven’t gained any new birds however likely that we lost some fowl.

Season Stage: Pretty early yet in the season to get good patterns nailed down and hunting reports are fairly slim.  With new fields opening up with should be good to get after them once conditions straighten out.

 

Name: Brandon Geweke

Date: 10-14-2014

Location: Antioch, Illinois

Weather: Cool weather throughout the last week! 40’s and low 50’s.

Snow Cover: N/A

Water Conditions: Good with recent rains.

Feeding Conditions: Geese are feeding heavy in the afternoons in bean fields, mornings find them loafing longer than previous weeks.

Species and Numbers: Lots of geese, good amount of mallards/teal/woodys.

Migrations: Geese are stacking up, really thick in our area right now.

Season Stage: Our opener is this coming weekend. Looks like we will have great weather NNW winds 15-20mph with a 47 high and 30’s lows.

Hunting Report: Nothing at this time.

Gossip: Nothing at this time.

 

Name: Steve Demaster

Date: 10-12-14

Location: Peoria, IL

Weather:  High in the 60s and lows in the low 40s at night. Three days of rain this week and cloudy. Good duck hunting weather for the youth hunt.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: Good amounts of water to high water.

Feeding Conditions: Fresh cut corn fields and flooded timber along with moist soil areas are the feeding spots.

Species and Numbers: Decent amount of puddle ducks and local geese.

Migrations: Couple of good pushes so far.

Season Stage: Youth starts in one week.

Hunting Report: Should be a good youth hunt.

Gossip: Nothing at this time.

 

Name: Shaun Patrick

Date: 10/15/14

Location: Troy, MO

Weather: Rain and overcast, highs in the 60’s lows in the upper 40’s.

Snow Cover: N/A

Water Conditions: Way above average for this time of year.

Feeding Conditions: Good

Species and Numbers: Puddlers

Migrations: Seeing early migrations of puddlers into the area.

Season Stage: Closed

Hunting Report: N/A

Gossip: Still seeing small pushes of new birds into the area, as work on most places continues.

 

Name: Ralph Harr

Date: 10/14/14

Location: St. Peters, MO

Weather: Cool with 3-5 inches of rain in the last week.

Snow Cover: N/A

Water Conditions: As of right now the lakes and ditches are filling up and most of the clubs have their levels plugged holding all of this free water.

Feeding Conditions: Good to fair

Species and Numbers: Dabbler ducks, mostly teal and spoonies with some mallards mixed in. Numbers are still very low at this time

Migrations: Within the last week some new birds have started showing up but still low numbers.

Season Stage: Has not started

Hunting Report: Nothing at this time.

Gossip: Nothing at this time.

 

Name: John Gordon

Date: 10/14/2014

Location: Prichard, MS

Weather: We received quite a bit of rainfall this week along with cooler temperatures.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: The local farmers have boarded up the risers where they have finished working the fields to hold water. Not much of this has been done yet though and any ducks are staying on the lakes and rivers.

Feeding Conditions: The corn and soybean harvest is in full swing now but delayed this week due to rainfall. There will be plenty of waste grains in the fields plus planted millet for the birds to feed on this winter.

Species and Numbers: Only the early migrants are here now, teal, pintail, and gadwall. A few specks have shown up as well.

Migrations: Not many ducks or geese yet, we will need a strong north wind to push them this far south.

Season Stage: Open duck season begins Thanksgiving Day in Mississippi this year. That is a first, we normally open the day after and have an early split.

Hunting Report: Nothing since teal season which was hit and miss in the Delta.

Gossip: For the first time ever the Mississippi State Bulldogs are #1 in the nation in college football!! I never thought it would happen.

 

Atlantic:

Name: Eric Bartlett

Date: 10/13/14

Location: Hollis, Maine

Weather: It is clear and seasonably cool.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: Water is calm and cool. With recent rain fall water conditions have come up to normal levels.

Feeding Conditions: Very abundant acorns have littered the shorelines as well as a fair amount of aquatic vegetation is still around at the shores edge. Green fields are drawing the geese consistently.

Species and Numbers:  20 wood ducks, 30 greenheads and about 150 Canada geese

Migrations: We did not see to many groups of birds moving around most likely due to warm weather and ample feed.

Hunting Report: Fall foliage that is coming down is making it a very rich camo pattern for duck to blend in with. This has been creating a difficult scenario to scout and spot birds.

Gossip: We are approaching the split here in southern Maine and will have to travel a little to be able to hunt birds or we can dawn a little orange and do some

upland. Any way you decide to play, good luck out there!

 

Name: Arliss Reed

Date: 10/14/2014

Location: Esperance, NY

Weather: Warmer than normal

Snow Cover: N/A

Water Conditions: Low

Feeding Conditions: Geese are mostly in cut corn and ducks are in wetlands and swamps

Species and Numbers: Lots of Canada geese around but it seems like there aren’t very many ducks around.

Migrations: Some Canadas moved through after dark over the weekend but duck numbers are still down and no snow geese yet.

Season stage: Duck season is open in the SE zone and opens in the western zone Saturday.

Hunting Report: Slow start for the SE Zone opener for most guys.

 

Name: Dave Weidner

Date: 10/13/14

Location: Hamilton Square, New Jersey

Weather: Seasonal

Snow Cover: N/A

Water Conditions: Low

Feeding Conditions: Improving

Species and Numbers: Wood ducks, teal, mallards

Migrations: Canada Geese

Season Stage: Early

Hunting Report: The north zone opener yielded few wood ducks and from what I could see, duck numbers where I was hunting, appeared low.  Public lands where absolutely pounded with pressure, which seems to be even worse because of the low water conditions.

Gossip:  None

 

Name: Marshall Starkey

Date: 10/14/14

Location: Essex, MD

Weather: Seasonal weather with rain and overcast most of the week.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: Average

Feeding Conditions: Cut agricultural fields and impoundments that have recently flooded are holding birds.

Species and Numbers: Canada goose numbers continue to inch up.

Migrations: New geese have shown on the Upper Shore. There was a really good push of new geese over the weekend.

Season Stage: Sea duck season is open and October duck season is open.

Hunting Report: Wood duck hunting has been very good this year.

Gossip: Happy duck hunting!

 

Name: Sean M. Fritzges

Date: 14 October 2014

Location: Abingdon, MD

Weather: Cooling. Winds moderate at 10-15 from NNW.

Snow Cover: None to date.

Water Conditions: Tides above average this week due to full moon phase. Abnormal tides now subsiding.

Feeding Conditions: Canada geese feeding harvested corn fields and grassy cut hay fields. No beans cut to date in our area.

Species and Numbers: Resident numbers are up. Some new birds have moved into our area taking advantage of the offerings of fresh cut corn fields.

Migrations: Migration first wave now working beginning to show this past weekend. Some flocks in large numbers but not consistent yet. It’s definitely starting!!

Season Stage: First AP split starts the week or Thanksgiving. Early duck season is in and I hear the hunting was fair the weekend opener.

Hunting Report: Most of my crew is in deer mode looking forward to the rut and early muzzleloader season.

Gossip: We are now finalizing our farm and preparing for the season, lots of work to complete prepping the pits and blinds. Can’t wait for the season to begin!!

 

Name: Kenny Gray

Date: October 14, 2014

Location: Chestertown, MD

Weather: Seasonal, but temperatures expected to drop next week.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: Good, local ponds have good amounts of water, but are not completely full.

Feeding Conditions: Most dark geese are continuing to feed on cut corn, some are starting to hit the cover crop wheat.

Species and Numbers: Good numbers increased from last week with another good push coming in.  Puddle duck numbers also increased but still seem low for this time of year.  No divers or snow geese spotted yet.

Migrations: New birds are continuing to arrive daily; we are currently behind in our dark goose numbers from last year, but not by much.

Season Stage: Currently in our first split of duck season, goose season is closed until the end of November.

Hunting Report: Reports so far for the first split are average, heavy rains on Saturday washed some hunters out, but those that went had good reports of wood ducks and teal with the occasional mallard mixed in.

 

Name: Jeff kreit

Date: 10/13/14

Location: Baltimore MD

Weather: Rain, highs in 70’s and lows in the 50’s.

Snow Cover: N/A

Water Conditions: Good, most of the ponds are full.

Feeding Conditions: Cutting will slow down due to weather.

Species and Numbers: Geese

Migrations: More than last week.

Season Stage: Early ducks are open.

 

Name: Bryn Witmier

Date: 10/14/2014

Location: Strausstown, PA

Weather: It is supposed to rain most of this week and we need it.

Snow Cover: N/A

Water Conditions:  Low.

Feeding Conditions:  Crops keep coming down and there are loads of acorns this year.

Species and Numbers:  Good amount of wood ducks and geese. Very few mallards.

Migrations: Picked up some new geese over the weekend.

Season Stage: Early duck season opens this weekend.

Hunting Report: Deer didn’t move too much last week with the full moon.

Gossip: We will see if this week’s rain shuffles things up for the opener.

 

Name: Kevin Addy

Date: October 14, 2014

Location: Reading, PA

Weather: Highs in the 70’s and lows in the 40’s.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: Levels are still low but did come up some after Saturday’s rain.

Feeding Conditions: About 90% of silage down now and most of it has cover crop growing. Corn is slowly being combined and a few bean fields have been harvested.

Species and Numbers: The migration activity the last few days has the Canada numbers up and maybe a few more ducks in the south zone. The north zone has lots of woodies with a few mallards and teal mixed in.

Migrations:  We did get a good push of Canada geese the last few days. A few ducks may have moved in too.

Season Stage: The north zone duck opened on the 11th followed by the southern zone on the 18th.

Hunting Report: The north zone opener was a lot of fun. We ended the morning with 18 wood ducks and a pair of mallards. Lots of woodies around this year even in spots that normally don’t have numbers of them.

Gossip:  The deer are starting to move a little more and the south zone duck opener is Sat. Should be a circus in PA.

 

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