2014 Waterfowl Migration Reports | Waterfowl Migration Tracking | Current Waterfowl Migration Report

Warerfowl Migration Report - HuntTheNorth.com
 












HTN's 2014
Official Sponsors

High Prairie Lodge And Outfitters
Lawrence Bay Lodge
Ringneck Range
Snows Unlimited
St. Clair Ducks
Woodland Resort
Goose And Duck Smackers Guide Service
Grey Reef Anglers And Wingshooting
2014 HTN Official Sponsor Top Gun Guide Service & Matt Kostka


OFFICIAL 2014 HUNTTHENORTH.COM
WATERFOWL MIGRATION REPORT




* Last Updated On Thursday October 16, 2014

NOTE: We will be updating our weekly 2014 Waterfowl Migration Report every Thursday afternoon through mid December. We sincerely hope our reports will help make your waterfowl hunting season a great success this fall.

     Happy Hunting!

   ~ HUNTTHENORTH.COM




The Ultimate Waterfowlers Challenge

TRACK THE 2014 WATERFOWL MIGRATION
THROUGH THE FOLLOWING REGIONS

MinnesotaNebraska
North DakotaMissouri
South DakotaIowa
Wisconsin
Saskatchewan, Canada
Manitoba, Canada

HUNTTHENORTH.COM'S PREMIER
WATERFOWL HUNTING ADVENTURES

At HuntTheNorth.com we have researched and hand-picked ONE Unique, Quality Waterfowl Hunting Adventure to promote in each state across North America.

Here is a selection of our World Class Waterfowl Hunting Adventures ~
_____________________________________________________________

NEW YORK - Eider / Sea Duck Layout Boat Hunts Off Of Long Island

OREGON- Field Canada Goose And Duck Hunts

MICHIGAN - Field Canada Goose Hunts

TEXAS - Coastal Red Head And Diver Duck Layout Boat Hunts

KANSAS - Ducks, Canada Geese And Specklebellys 

ALASKA - World Class Trophy Sea Duck Hunts

MINNESOTA - Field Canada Goose Hunts Within One Hour Of MPLS

WISCONSIN  - Canvasback & Diver Hunts On The Mississippi River


NORTH DAKOTA - Prairie Pothole Duck Hunts / Goose Hunts

SOUTH DAKOTA - Late Season Missouri River Canada Goose Hunts

NEBRASKA - Mallard Hunts On The North Platte River

IOWA - Field Canada Goose Hunts Near Des Moines

MISSOURI - Field Duck / Goose Hunts Near The Squaw Creek NWR

ILLINOIS - Flooded Corn Field Mallard And Canada Goose Hunts

MARYLAND - Sea Duck Hunts On The Cheasapeake Bay

COLORADO - Field Canada Goose Hunts / Water Duck Hunts

WYOMING - Field Canada Goose And Duck Hunts

WASHINGTON - Field Canada Goose And Mallard Hunts

SASKATCHEWAN - Specklebelly / Snow Goose Field Hunts

MANITOBA - Diver Duck Hunts On The Delta Marsh

ONTARIO - World Class Canvasback, Redhead & Diver Duck Hunts

ALBERTA - Field Canada Goose Hunts For Giant Honkers

MEXICO - Coastal Marsh Duck Hunts For Late Season Pintails, Teal & Other Ducks



_______________________________________________________________


ATTENTION WATERFOWL HUNTERS: Be Sure To Check Out Our New "Hunt Specials" Exclusively Through HuntTheNorth.com Click Here For Details!

DON'T MIS OUT: On Reading & Researching Our Premier Hunting Adventures On Our Outfitter Reviews Section. Click Here Read Stories From Our Past Hunts 

ALL HUNTERS: Can Take Advantage Of Our Weekly Updates On Our Facebook Fan Page Every Week. Click Here And "Like Us" On Facebook









Minnesota Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In central Minnesota expect a high on Friday of 50 with a low of 40 and partly cloudy skies.  Saturdays high is expected to be 52 with a low of 35 and clear skies. The high on Sunday is expected to be 53 with a low of 39 and a 30% chance of rain.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

RICE LAKE NWR | - LOCATION MCGREGOR MN

Reported in a survey conducted on 10/8 the refuge was holding 1,460 Canada geese. Also reported in the same survey the refuge was holding 177,010 duck, with 165,760 of them being Ring-necks and 6,988 being Mallards.

BIG STONE NWR- LOCATION: ODESSA, MN

Reported in a survey conducted on 10/13 that the refuge was holding 850 Canada Geese, up from the last survey count of 700. Also reported in the same survey the refuge was holding 1,100 ducks. The duck numbers are down from 2,000 in the previous survey. Of the 1,100 the majority of ducks are Mallards and Gadwalls.

LAC QUI PARLE REFUGE - WATSON, MN

Reported in the most recent survey the refuge is holding roughly 500 Canada Geese. It is reported that this is the norm for this time of year as the Greater Canada Geese don’t start migrating for another couple weeks. It is also reported that there are more geese in the surrounding area as well.
REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: Luke Severson
WATERFOWL CONNECTION
LOCATION: Hutchinson, Mn Region
OUTFITTER / REPORTER - Luke Severson
PHONE - 612.747.8322
EMAIL - luke@waterfowlconnection.com
WEBSITE: waterfowlconnection.com

Last Updated October 16, 2014

Luke reported on 10/15 that they haven’t seen many new birds arriving into the area yet this week. Luke also reported that the Canada geese seem to be very educated right now, and thus the goose hunting this past week has been just so-so.

Reporter Blake Schoh



LOCATION – Thief Lake, MN
REPORTER – Blake Schoh

Last Updated October 16, 2014


Blake reported that they had a very good weekend of hunting this past weekend. he said they shot a good bag of Mallards, Shovelers, and Ringnecks on Saturday again on Thief Lake.  He stated that the temperatures were much warmer, into the hi 50s low 60s with a strong south wind.  They hunted the open water early but ended up finding that the birds were moved back into the pockets probably due to the wind.  Sunday was much slower all around but they still a good number of Canvasbacks and Buffleheads in the area.  He ended by stating that it appears that the Woodies and Teal have completely moved out.

Outfitter: Adam Johnson
FIRST FLIGHT FINISHERS
LOCATION
– Minneapolis, Metro Area
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Adam Johnson
PHONE – 651.442.7259
EMAIL
firstflightfinishers@gmail.com
Endorsed South Dakota Snow Goose Hunting Outfitter
Last Updated  October 16, 2014

Adam reported on 10/14 that there are still quite a few local Mallards and Wood ducks still in the area. Adam also reported that they are starting to see new Canada geese arriving every couple of days! Adam finished by saying that with the way that the weather is now in the area, the birds should stick around for quite a while as long as there are no dramatic temperature drops.







Iowa Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In central Iowa expect a high on 61 on Friday, a low of 40 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 56 with a low of 39 and clear skies. Sunday’s high is expected to be 60 with a low of 45 and a 20% chance of rain.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

LAKE ODESSA AREA - LOCATION: LAKE ODESSA, IOWA

Reported in a survey conducted on 10/10 they were holding 3,200 ducks, up from 1,300 in the previous survey. Of the 3,200 24% of them are Mallards and 76% are other dabbling ducks. Also reported in the same survey is that they are holding 400 Canada geese, up from 100 in the previous survey.

RIVERTON WMA - LOCATION: RIVERTON, IOWA

Reported in a survey conducted on 10/10 they were holding 6,900 ducks, up from 1,300 in the previous survey. Of the 6,900 2% were Mallards, 89% were other dabbling ducks, and 9% were divers. Also reported in the same survey is that they are holding 100 Canada geese same as reported in the previous survey.


BIG MARSH WMA - LOCATION: PARKERSBURG, IOWA

Reported in a survey conducted on 10/10 they were holding 1,200 ducks, of those 25% were Mallards and 75% were other dabbling ducks. That number is down from 1,900 in the previous survey. Also reported in the same survey is that they are holding 600 Canada geese, up from 300 in the previous survey.
REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: Rob Lee
DEAD LEAFN GUIDE SERVICE
LOCATION
– DES MOINES, IOWA
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Rob Lee
PHONE – 515.979.6000
EMAILrlrcttlee@msn.com

Last Updated October 16, 2014

Rob reported on 10/14 that there are a few of the early ducks still in the area including Blue Wing and Green Wing Teal as well as some Woodies but nothing that is lighting the world on fire right now. He stated that so far this fall things have been pretty slow and they are still waiting for the northern migration of birds. Rob has been scouting around the Red Rock area and hasn't seen much there yet either.


Reporter: Mason Schoh

 

LOCATION: Pool 9 Miss. River - Lansing, Iowa
REPORTER: Mason Schoh

Last Updated October 9, 2014

Mason reported that last weekend they had a decent opener harvesting a wide variety of ducks on the river including: Mallards, Teal, Wood ducks, Pintails and Gadwalls. He noted this week the hunting has slowed down a bit and most of the Teal and Woodies have moved south now but they are seeing a lot of new divers showing up this week including the first Canvasback flocks.

Reporter: Scott McLelland

 

LOCATION: South - Central Iowa
REPORTER: Scott McClelland

Last Updated October 9, 2014

Scott reported that the south opener was just ok. He said they had five different flights of Teal in the decoys 15 minutes before shooting time, 5 minutes before shooting they swam out to the middle of the lake and hung out there all morning.  He then noted that they were able to bag some Woodies, Teal and Gadwalls throughout the weekend. They did not see a Mallard on Saturday and only saw 2 Canada geese, which didn’t want anything to do with them. The ducks were very call shy. Scott stated that they did not put out a spinner.  He also scouted Sunday around Red Rock and talked to some friends who hunted there, they gave the same report. Scott said he would give this opener a 6 out of 10. It could have been worse and could have been much better.  Temperature Saturday at sun up was 34 degrees wind out of the NW 15-20.






North Dakota Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In north central North Dakota expect a high of 50 of Friday with a low of 34 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 50 with a low of 38 and partly cloudy skies. Sunday’s high is expected to be 55 with a low of 35 and a 50% chance of rain.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITY:

           LAKE ALICE NWR - LOCATION: DEVILS LAKE, ND

Reported on 10/15 that the majority of the waterfowl population is currently west of Devils Lake. It is reported that there aren’t big numbers really anywhere in the area, but they are starting to see small flocks of Snow geese arriving daily now along with some decent numbers of diver ducks as well.

TEWAULKAN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – LOCATION: CAYUGA, ND

Reported on 10/8 that they did see a drop in the duck population over the weekend due to the north wind that they had. It is reported that there are still decent numbers of ducks in the area and they are expecting to start seeing some new birds in the next week or so.

ARROWWOOD WETLAND MANAGEMENT DISTRICT – LOCATION: LYON, ND

Reported on 10/15 that waterfowl numbers are just ok for this time of year. It is reported that the majority of local birds are now gone and the majority of the new ducks in the area are Ruddy ducks and Shovelers. It is also reported that they are starting to see smaller flocks of Canada geese showing up as well.
REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Head Guide: Jon Sampson
TOP GUN GUIDE SERVICE
LOCATION
– Statewide, ND
REPORTER – Jon Sampson
PHONE – Matt Kostka - 507.696.0208
EMAIL
matt@topgunguideservice.com
ENDORSED NORTH DAKOTA WATERFOWL OUTFITTER

Last Updated October 16, 2014

Jon  reported on 10/14 that there are quite a few ducks in the area as of this week. Jon stated that it is taking lots and lot of scouting but if you put in the time you will find the birds. He finished by saying that there are also good numbers of Canada geese around, but they are very educated and very wary of decoy spreads already.

Outfitter: Kyle BlanchfieldWOODLAND RESORT / NORTHERN FLIGHT G.S.
LOCATION –
Devils Lake, ND
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Kyle Blanchfield
PHONE – 701.662.5996
EMAIL –
woodlandresort@stellarnet.com
ENDORSED NORTH DAKOTA HUNTING LODGE
ENDORSED NORTH DAKOTA FISHING RESORT

Last Updated October 16, 2014

Kyle reported on 10/14 that hunting has been real tough this year. Kyle stated that most of the local birds have now left and the flocks of ducks that are around are smaller flocks. Kyle also reported that they are starting to see larger flocks of Lesser Canada's moving into the area as well as smaller flocks of Snow geese this week as well.

Outfitter: Brad FinnemanHONKER DOWN GUIDE SERVICE
LOCATION
– McHenry, ND
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Brad Finneman
PHONE – 701.674.3304
EMAIL
honkrdn@daktel.com
ENDORSED NORTH DAKOTA GOOSE HUNTING LODGE

Last Updated October 16, 2014

Brad reported on 10/14 things are fair right now. Brad stated that if you put in the time and effort scouting you will find the birds and have a good hunt. Brad finished by saying that in his area if you find 1 duck you will find 2,000 more with it but is just takes work to get into the honey hole.






South Dakota Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In east central South Dakota expect a high on Friday of 54 with a low of 34 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 54 with a low of 39 and partly cloudy skies. Sunday’s high is expected to be 62 with a low 39 and partly cloudy skies.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SAND LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: ABERDEEN, SD

Report on 10/15 that there are currently 2,000 Canada geese on the refuge, that number is about the same as last week. Also reported that there are 12,000 ducks, down from15,000 ducks in the previous survey. Of the 12,000 ducks the majority of them are still Green Wing Teal, Northern Shovelers, and Gadwalls. There are also 100 Tundra Swans on the refuge this week as well.

WAUBAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: WAUBAY, SD

Reported on 10/15 that there are still decent numbers of Teal still in the area. It is also reported that they are starting to see migrating ducks moving into the area as well. They are also seeing large pockets of Canada geese, but they are very spread out.

LACREEK NWR – LOCATION: MARTIN, SD

 

Reported on 10/15 that there isn’t much left for a local population of ducks. It is reported that they are starting to see flocks of migrating ducks moving into the area though. Also reported is that there are Canada geese everywhere right now in the area.
REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: Bruce Prins
PRAIRIE SKY RANCH
LOCATION
– Sissiton, SD
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Corey
PHONE – 605.738.2411
EMAIL
info@prairieskyranch.com

Last Updated October 16, 2014

Corey reported on 10/14 that the potholes in his area are very dry this year, and that will make hunting a little harder. Corey also reported that duck numbers are very hit and miss right now, Corey finished by saying that the Canada goose population is very high right now and they are everywhere.

Outfitter: Scott Nenaber
NENABER'S GUIDED HUNTS
LOCATION
– Huron Area
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Scott Nenaber
PHONE – 605.350.7229
EMAIL
nenaber1@live.com

Last Updated October 16, 2014

Scott was not available for a report this week. Please check back next week for a detailed report from Scott around the Huron, SD area.


Outfitter: John Luttrell

LUTTRELL KENNELS / LEGACY OUTFITTERS

LOCATION: Eastern South Dakota
OUTFITTER: John Luttrell
PHONE: 605.532.4142
EMAIL:
luttrell@itctel.com

Last Updated October 16, 2014

John reported on 10/16 that they are currently on their annual hunting trip top Canada this week and will be able to update their report from SD as soon as they get back from the trip next week.






Wisconsin Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In eastern Wisconsin expect a high of 56 on Friday with a low of 36 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 57 with a low of 37 and clear skies. And on Sunday expect a high of 59 and a low of 45 and Mostly Cloudy skies.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

HORICON MARSH NWR - LOCATION: MAYVILLE, WI

Reported in a survey conducted on 10/9 the marsh is holding 18,848 duck, up from 17,000 in the previous survey. Of the 18,848 the majority are Mallards and Green-Wing Teal. Also reported in the same survey is that the marsh is holding 17,934 Canada geese, up from 14,000 in the previous survey.

UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALEY POOLS 4 - 9 | LOCATION SW WISCONSIN

Reported in a survey conducted on 10/7 that pools 8 through 11 are currently holding 4,580 puddle ducks with the majority being Mallards and Gadwall. Pools 8-11 are also holding 10,185 diver ducks with the majority being Canvasbacks. And finally reported is that pools 8-11 are holding 2,485 Canada geese.

CREX MEADOWS  NWR - LOCATION: GRANTSBURG, WI

Reported on 10/15 that the bird migration has started here. It is reported that Redheads, Buffleheads, and Ring-necks are now being sighted, along with larger flocks of Mallards and still some Wood ducks in the area.
REPORTS FROM THE FIELD
Outfitter: Mike Thun
BIG WATER OUTDOORS
LOCATION
– Lake Michigan
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Mike Thun
PHONE – 920.894.4868
EMAIL
mike@bigwateroutdoors.com

Last Updated October 16, 2014

Mike reported on 10/16 that although the season is closed this week in their area, they have seen a lot of new Bluebills, Canvasbacks and Redheads on the bay and the hunting was great up to the point that the mid season shut down occurred. Mike also noted that there are a lot of Canada geese in the area right now as well.

Outfitter: Matt Raley
HIDEAWAY HOLLOW OUTFITTERS
LOCATION
– Mississippi River - Pool 9
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Matt Raley
PHONE – 715.347.4868
EMAIL
matt@hideawayhollowoutfitters.com
ENDORSED WISCONSIN WATERFOWL OUTFITTER

Last Updated October 16, 2014

Matt reported on 10/14 that they are starting to see Ring-necks, Bluebills, and Redheads on the river this week. Matt stated that with how much water there is this year, the Mallards and Wood Ducks may be harder to come by as they can get back in small pockets that people can’t usually reach.


Outfitter: Robb Kaminskis
BEAVER CREEK OUTFITTING
LOCATION
– Racine, Wi
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Robb Kaminskis
PHONE – 262.497.4954
EMAIL
rkaminskis@wi.rr.com

Last Updated October 3, 2014

Robb reported on 10/3 that there are tons of Canada geese in the area right now! Robb also stated that there are quite a few ducks in the area with the majority being Wood ducks and Mallards. Robb expects hunting to be great this year with the way weather is now.







Missouri Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In northwest Missouri expect a high of 67 with a low of 42 and clear skies on Friday. On Saturday expect a high of 60 with a low of 40 and clear skies. Sunday’s high is expected to be 62 with a low of 46 and a 30% chance of rain.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: MOUND CITY

Reported in a survey conducted on 10/15 that there are 314 Canada geese, down from 676 Canada geese on the refuge in last week's count. They also reported holding a total of 8,494 ducks on the refuge with the majority being: 4,925 Pintails, 957 Green Winged Teal and 1,925 Blue Winged Teal.



FOUR RIVERS CONSERVATION AREA – LOCATION: SUMNER, MO


Reported on 10/8 that the season is set to kick off on 11/1. They also reported that there are decent numbers of Mallards and Pintails in the area right now, but no significant concentrations.

SWAN LAKE NWR - LOCATION: MIAMI, MO

Please check back next Thursday for our first official migration report from the Swan Lake NWR. Thank you.
REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: Scott Robinson
WATERFOWL SPECIALIST
LOCATION –
Mound City, MO
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Scott Robinson
PHONE – 269.760.6219
EMAIL –
waterfowlspecialist@yahoo.com
ENDORSED MISSOURI WATERFOWL OUTFITTER

Last Updated October 16, 2014


Scott reported on 10/14 that is a few good groups of local Canada geese in the area, and a small amount of ducks. Scott is excited to get his season kicked off the first weekend in November.

Bill HuttingSPORTSMAN'S LODGE
LOCATION
– Northwest, Missouri
REPORTER – Bill Hutting
PHONE – 913.593.6911
EMAIL
williamhutting@yahoo.com
WEBSITE - sportsmanslodgemo.com
Last Updated October 16, 2014

Bill reported on 10/15 that there are not a lot of ducks in the area right now. Bill stated that there are still teal and Wood ducks around, but water levels are also below average which doesn’t help. Bill finished by saying that there aren’t many Canada geese around yet either.






Nebraska Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Nebraska expect a high on Friday of 67 with a low of 39 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 64 with a low of 46 and clear skies. Sundays high is expected to be 69 with a low of 44 and partly cloudy skies.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

NORFORK  NWR – LOCATION: NORFORK, NE

Reported on 10/15 is that there id a decent population of local Gadwalls and Pintails in the area. It is also reported that they saw the first flock of migrating Sand Hill Cranes and now expect to be seeing new ducks in a week or so.

KEARNEY GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE- LOCATION KEARNEY, NE

Reported on 10/15 is that there are very good numbers of local Teal and Gadwalls. Also reported is that there aren’t many geese in the area yet, but expect to see some migration happening in next couple of weeks.

LINCOLN GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - LOCATION: LINCOLN, NE

Reported on 10/15 are that the duck numbers in the area seem below average for this time of year. Also reported is that they have now seen a couple flocks of migrating Sand Hill Cranes, so they do expect to start seeing new ducks arriving soon.

 

REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: JJ Randolph
WYO-BRASKA OUTFITTERS
LOCATION
– North Platte River – Western, NE
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – JJ Randolph
PHONE – 435.901.3825
EMAIL
info@wyobraskawaterfowl.com
ENDORSED NEBRASKA WATERFOWL OUTFITTER

Last Updated October 16, 2014

JJ reported on 10/14 that he will be kicking his season off around 11/4. JJ stated that there are ok numbers of local Gadwalls, Teal, and Pintails in the area. JJ finished by saying that they are only a couple flocks of local Canada geese in his area, but really expects new birds to be arriving in the next couple of weeks.

Outfitter: Kalend McCurdy
MIDWEST MIGRATORS GUIDE SERVICE
LOCATION
– North Platte River - Eastern, NE
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Kalend McCurdy
PHONE – 402.615.2210
EMAIL
huntinsnows@hotmail.com
ENDORSED NEBRAKSA WATERFOWL OUTFITTER

Last Updated October 16, 2014

Kalend reported on 10/16 that there is a good population of Gadwalls and Teal in the area. Kalend hasn't seen any migration happening yet. Kalend stated that this upcoming weekend is the youth hunt, and he has a group of kids coming in to hunt. Kalend finished by saying that he is excited to get the season underway and thinks it will be a good one.


Outfitter: Larry Frimann
BLACK GOOSE OUTFITTERS
LOCATION
– North central, Nebraska
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Larry Frimann
PHONE – 402.660.1220
EMAIL
larrywbgo@hotmail.com

Last Updated October 16, 2014

Larry reported that this past weekend they had excellent hunting for: Redheads, Gadwalls, Wigeons and teal in north central Nebraska. Larry noted that these are most all early season birds and the season is just getting under way now, he is very excited to start seeing more migrants showing up as November rolls in.







Manitoba Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In southern Manitoba expect a high temp of 43 on Friday with a low of 32 and a 30% chance of rain. On Saturday expect a high of 47 with a low of 35 and clear skies. Sunday's high is expected to be 49 with a low of 36 and partly cloudy skies.
CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

DAUPHIN LAKE FIELD OFFICE - LOCATION: DAUPHIN LAKE, MB

Reported on 10/15 that about 75% of the birds have already headed south. They also reported that there are still lots of Mallards in the area, and that there are still large flocks of Canada geese to the north as well.

BOISEVAINE AREA OFFICE - LOCATION: BOISEVAINE, MANITOBA

Reported on 10/15 that there are still large groups of Mallards and some smaller groups of Snow geese still in the area. They also reported that they expect to reach peak Canada goose migration in the next week or two.

OAK HAMMOCK MARSH FIELD OFFICE - LOCATION: STONEWALL, MB

Reported in a survey conducted on 10/15 that there are 62,900 Canada geese, down from 93,000 in the previous survey. The Snow goose population is at 22,900 and that number is down from 33,100 in the previous survey.

REPORTS FROM THE FIELD
Outfitter: Craig Henry
ACE WATERFOWL
LOCATION
– Oak Hammock Marsh
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Craig Henry
PHONE – 1.866.810.8711
EMAIL
craigh@highspeedcrow.ca

Last Updated October 16, 2014

Craig reported on 10/16 that not much has changed in the last week. Craig stated that they are seeing some more flocks of Mallards showing up, and that there are more Mallards around now then there usually are. Craig finished by saying that with the mild temps they are having he doesn't expect to lose many birds over the next week or two.


Outfitters: Tom & Judy Usunier
BIG GRASS OUTFITTERS
LOCATION
– Western Manitoba
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Tom & Judy Usunier
PHONE –  204.773.3686
EMAIL
biggrass@xplornet.com
WEBSITE - biggrassoutfitters.com

Last Updated: October 16, 2014

Judy reported on 10/15 that the Snow geese have started to move south . She also  reported that they still have tons of northern Mallards in the area, but don't think they are at peak migration yet.

Outfitter: Daryl StanleyMAGNUM NORTH OUTFITTERS

OUTFITTER
: Daryl Stanley
PHONE: 204.467.8216
EMAIL:
dfstanl@mymts.net
WEBSITE: goosecamp.com
ENDORSED MANITOBA WATERFOWL OUTFITTER

Last Updated October 16, 2014

Daryl reported that they just wrapped up their last hunt of the year at the end of this week and that they had a very successful season again this fall. He noted that at this point the majority of the waterfowl are now staging in southern Manitoba and have now moved south, out of the central Manitoba region they have been hunting.







Saskatchewan Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In southern Saskatchewan expect a high of 49 on Friday with a low of 31 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 59 with a low of 39 and partly cloudy skies. Sunday's high is expected to be 65 with a low of 40 and clear skies.
CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

WADENA FIELD OFFICE - LOCATION: QUILL LAKES REGION

Reported on 10/15 that with the amount of water in the area birds are very spread out. It is reported that they feel they are at the tail end of the migration now and they seem to be loosing birds daily.

WEYBURN OFFICE - LOCATION: WEYBURN, SK 

Reported on 10/16 that the Snow goose migration is currently in full swing right now and they are seeing new flocks daily now. They stated that many of the geese are pushing a little further west this year but there is plenty of water and plenty of ducks and geese around at this time.


LAST MOUNTAIN LAKE - LOCATION: REGINA, SK

Reported on 10/15 that they feel the peak of the waterfowl migration in their area may be next week. They are pretty well covered in birds including large concentrations of Snow geese at this time with some new birds arriving daily.
REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: Mike Franklin
PACIFIC WINGS PRAIRIE OUTFITTERS
LOCATION
– SW Of Saskatoon Region
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Mike Franklin
PHONE – 509.967.2303
EMAIL
pacificwings@hotmail.com
Endorsed Saskatchewan Waterfowl Hunting Outfitter

Last Updated October 9, 2014

 

Mike reported on 10/7 that he has been seeing a lot of Snow geese in his area and they arrived early this year, with most of them being juvies. Mike also reported that they are now starting to see the adult Snows move in with the juvies, but not in large groups yet. Mike finished by saying that there are tons of duck around his area right now and there are still really large numbers of Pintails which is uncommon for this time of year.

Outfitter: Matt Kostka
TOP GUN GUIDE SERVICE
LOCATION
– Statewide, ND
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Matt Kostka
PHONE – 507.696.0208
EMAIL
matt@topgunguideservice.com
ENDORSED NORTH DAKOTA WATERFOWL OUTFITTER

Last Updated October 9, 2014

Matt was not available for a report this week. Please check back next week for a detailed report from Matt from central Saskatchewan.


Outfitter: Ryan Marsh
RJM GUIDING
LOCATION
– Saskatoon Region
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Ryan Marsh
PHONE – 306.961.6926
EMAIL
rjmguiding@inet2000.com
ENDORSED SASK SNOW GOOSE OUTFITTER

Last Updated October 16, 2014

Ryan reported on 10/16 that he is off on a big game hunting expedition this week and will be back after the waterfowl next week with a fresh report.




    
COPYRIGHT 2014   |    HUNTTHENORTH.COM    |    ALL RIGHTS RESERVED