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2016 Waterfowl Migration - HuntTheNorth.com

* Last Updated On Thursday December 1, 2016

We will be updating the 2016 HuntTheNorth.com Fall Waterfowl Migration Report every Thursday afternoon through the waterfowl hunting season. We will be updating our reports using many National Wildlife Refuges and Management Areas as well as updates from our Premier Waterfowl Hunting Outfitters from across the region. We hope this will be a valued resource in planning your next adventure and tracking the migration through the 2016 waterfowl hunting season!


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TRACK THE 2016 WATERFOWL MIGRATION
THROUGH THE FOLLOWING REGIONS

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

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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

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



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Minnesota Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In central Minnesota expect a high temp of 32 on Friday with a low of 23 and overcast skies and a WNW wind at 5-10mph. On Saturday expect a high of 35 with a low of 27 and partly cloudy skies with a S wind at 5-10 mph. Sunday’s high is expected to be 37 with a low of 24 and partly cloudy skies and an WSW wind of 10-15mph.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:
RICE LAKE NWR - LOCATION: MCGREGOR, MN

Reported on 11-29 that they have concluded taking surveys this fall. They stated that they are still seeing an ok amount of ducks. They finished by saying that they are also seeing quite a few Canada geese.

SHERBURNE NWR- LOCATION: ZIMMERMAN, MN

Reported on 11-29 that they did not get out and do a count last week. They stated that they are still seeing quite a few ducks since the weather pushed through. They finished by saying that there are a lot more Canada geese in the area as well.

LAC QUI PARLE REFUGE - WATSON, MN

Reported on 11-30 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-17 they had 11,500 Canada geese in the area. That number is the same as  in the previous survey.  They also reported that they are still seeing close to 10,000 Mallards in the 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 December 1, 2016

Luke reported on 11-30 that there is still a lot of Canada geese in the area and still plenty of time to hunt them. He stated that the season started off really good! But with no weather systems in October and most of November it caused only a slow trickle in Migration. Luke finished by saying that they have really good number in the area right now, and he still has some openings for the late Canada goose season.


Reporter Chuck EllingsonWATSON HUNTING CAMP
LOCATION – Western Minnesota
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Chuck Ellingson
PHONE – 952.484.8717
EMAIL – watsonhunting@huntthenorth.com
Endorsed Minnesota Waterfowl Hunting Outfitter

Last Updated December 1, 2016

Chuck reported on 11-30 that the duck season ended this past Sunday with a bang! He stated that the last couple of days they were getting 7-8 man limits of Mallards. Chuck also reported that this was one of his best season by far. He said that they didn't see the high migrating numbers, but they were bagging consistent numbers. Chuck finished by saying that they still have about 3 weeks left of Canada goose season and he still has some openings.


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 December 1, 2016

Adam reported on 11-30 that there are tons of birds around right now and it should be really good from here on out. He stated that the season started out really good, then they had a pretty good lull, which can usually be expected. Adam finished by saying that it is really good right now and should remain that way till the end, unless they get a heavy freeze or a bunch of snow.








Iowa Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Iowa expect a high of 41 on Friday with a low of 29 and overcast skies with a WNW wind at 5-10mph. On Saturday expect a high of 45 with a low of 34 and mostly cloudy skies with a SSW wind at 5-10mph. Look for a high of 49 on Sunday with a low of 29 and partly cloudy skies with a WSW wind at 10-15mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

RICE LAKE WMA - LOCATION: LAKE MILLS, IOWA

Reported on 11-29 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-23 that there were 8,400 ducks in the area, same as in the previous survey. Of the 8,400, 83% were Mallards, 12% were other dabblers, and 5% were divers. It was also reported that there were 5,300 Canada geese in the area, down from 6,100 in the previous survey.

RIVERTON WMA - LOCATION: RIVERTON, IOWA

Reported on 11-29 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-23 there were 21,200 ducks in the area, up from 19,800 in the previous survey. Of the 21,200, 54% were Mallards, 43% were other dabblers, and 4% were divers. It was also reported that there were 513 Canada geese in the area, up from 400 in the previous survey. They finished by saying that there were also 387 Snow geese in the area as well.


BIG MARSH WMA - LOCATION: PARKERSBURG, IOWA

Reported on 11-29 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-23 there were 5,300 ducks in the area, up from 3,400 in the previous survey. Of the 5,300, 66% were Mallards, 30% were other dabblers, and 3% were divers.  It was also reported that there were 4,500 Canada geese in the area, up from 1,200 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 December 1, 2016

Rob reported on 11-30 that hey have seen a big influx in Canada geese over the last week. He stated that they have been seeing quite a few Snow geese as well. Rob finished by saying that duck numbers are still low, but they are starting to see a slight increase.


Iowa Waterfowl Hunting Outfitter Don Reiger

MID-CONTINENT FLYWAY OUTFITTERS
LOCATION: SOUTHWEST, IOWA
OUTFITTER: -
Don Reiger
PHONE:
402.690.8001
EMAIL:
midcontinentflyway@huntthenorth.com

Last Updated November 24, 2016

Don reported on 11-22 that the migration this fall has been rough. He stated that the duck numbers are below average they are seeing decent numbers of Teal and Gadwall. Don finished my saying that he did see a bit of a push late last week and also saw some snow geese last weekend.


Reporter: Scott McLelland

 

LOCATION: South - Central Iowa
REPORTER: Scott McClelland

Last Updated: November 14, 2016

Scott reported on 11/14 that the weather and migration are starting to improve. They are starting to see some Canada geese move in recently along with the Mallards. The weather is going to get colder this coming weekend with some Northwest winds. Scott is going to say the migration is going to pick up in the next week or two.






North Dakota Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In North Central North Dakota expect a high temp of 25 on Friday with a low of 19 and overcast skies with a WNW wind of 5-10mph. On Saturday expect a high of 30 with a low of 25 and partly cloudy skies and a SSE wind of 10-20mph. Sundays high is expected to be 29 with a low of 20 and partly cloud skies with a west wind of 10-15mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITY:

           LAKE ALICE NWR - LOCATION: DEVILS LAKE, ND

Reported on 11-29 that they are still seeing very strong numbers of ducks in the area. They stated that the weather is gonna start getting cold early next week and that should start to push they out. he finished by saying that hey have seen above average numbers of ducks this season.

TEWAULKAN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – LOCATION: CAYUGA, ND

Reported on 11-29 that they have seen a bug push of Snow geese recently. They stated that hey also have been seeing more Mallards. They finished by saying that they feel they only have about a week left before everything is froze up.

ARROWWOOD WETLAND MANAGEMENT DISTRICT – LOCATION: LYON, ND

Reported on 11–23 that they are seeing past peak migration numbers now. They stated that the majority of Snow geese have now pushed through the area even though they still have some around. They finish by saying that they are predominately seen mallards anywhere where you can find open water.

REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: Dan Hogfoss
GOOSEHOG OUTDOORS
LOCATION – South central, ND
OUTFITTER – Dan Hogfoss
PHONE – 701-739-3130
EMAIL dan@goosehogoutdoors.com

Last Updated November 17, 2016

Dan reported on 11-17 that he is all wrapped up for the fall and is looking forward to the spring snow goose season.


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 December 1, 2016

Kyle reported on 11-30 that amazingly they still have tons of Mallards in the area. He stated that the majority of the Snow geese have now moved further south. Kyle also reported that this was one of his top Mallard hunting seasons in the 29 years he has been doing this. He said that they had strong snow goose numbers at times, but it seems they have been coming down later every year. Kyle finished by saying that overall it was a damn good year.


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 December 1, 2016

Brad reported on 11-30 that the water is starting to freeze up quick. He stated that they still have quite a few Greater Canada geese in the area. Brad stated that there are still some Mallards in the area as well, but there is a larger population still to the north a little ways. Brad finished by saying that goose hunting this year seemed to be very tough, but the duck hunting was phenomenal and one of the best he has ever had.







South Dakota Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In east central South Dakota expect a high temp of 28 on Friday with a low of 20 and mostly cloudy skies and a light and variable wind. Saturday is expected to be 34 with a low of 23 and clear skies and a S wind at 10-20mph. Sunday’s high is expected to be 33 with a low of 24 and partly cloudy skies with a W wind at 10-15 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SAND LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: ABERDEEN, SD

Reported on 11-28 that the waterfowl numbers have decreased on the refuge since the last report. They stated that while the refuge has become 90% ice-free, some birds have left. They also reported that they  estimate there are approximately 85,000 snow geese and 100,000 ducks. They finished by saying that the weather forecast for this week calls for snow throughout much of North Dakota and South Dakota, with temperatures falling below freezing. If this forecast is accurate, it is very possible that the birds may keep moving south out of the area.

WAUBAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: WAUBAY, SD

Reported on 11-9 that they are starting to see some new birds move in, mostly Mallards. They stated that it is still pretty warm and haven’t seen any big pushes yet. They also reported that they have seen the first wave of Snow geese move into the area as well. They finished by saying that they aren’t seeing much for Canada geese yet.



LACREEK NWR – LOCATION: MARTIN, SD

 

Reported on 11-29 that they are seeing little trickles of migration happening. They stated that they feel this is the way it’s going to be this year, no big push just consistent waves through. They finished by saying that they are seeing good numbers of mallards and decent numbers of Snow geese right now.

REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: Dave Ciani
HIGH PRAIRIE OUTFITTERS

LOCATION
– Western, SD
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Dave Ciani
PHONE – 605.578.1222
EMAILhighprairie@basec.net

Last Updated October 13, 2016

Dave Ciani reported on 10-12 that the duck numbers are currently building in his area in South Dakota. Dave stated that there are many new Canada geese starting to show up along with new ducks, mostly Gadwall, Widgeon, and a few Mallards. Dave finished by saying that they also now have Sandhill Cranes in his area, he sad that they typically fly over but never stop especially in huntable numbers.


Outfitter: John Luttrell

LUTTRELL KENNELS / LEGACY OUTFITTERS

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

Last Updated November 24, 2016

John reported on 11-22 that he feels the ducks are not here yet. He stated that they are seeing some snows and a decent number of divers. John finished by saying that they are not seeing the big numbers of mallards yet.







Wisconsin Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In eastern Wisconsin expect a high temp of 36 on Friday with a low of 27 and partly cloudy skies with a WNW wind of 5-10mph. On Saturday expect a high of 35 with a low of 28 and partly cloudy skies and a W wind at 5-10mph. On Sunday expect a high of 37 and a low of 26 and a 70% chance of snow with a S wind at 5-10mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

HORICON MARSH NWR - LOCATION: MAYVILLE, WI

Reported on 11-23 that they still aren't seeing the big numbers of migrators. They stated that they are seeing some new ducks and geese, but not the big migrating flocks. They finished by saying that hopefully it'll happen soon.

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

Reported on 11-29 that they did a survey on pool 8 of the Mississippi river on 11-25 and they observed roughly 25,000 puddle ducks. They stated that of the 25,000 the majority were Mallards, Gadwall, and Pintail. They also reported that they observed 57,000 divers. They finished by saying that the majority of them were Canvasbacks and  Ringnecks.

CREX MEADOWS  NWR - LOCATION: GRANTSBURG, WI

Reported on 11-29 that The majority of smaller water has now froze up. They stated that they have also received a couple inches of snow over the last couple of days and that has caused the majority of sandhill crane’s to move out of the area. They finish by saying that they never really did see a big push of migrating ducks, that could be due to the warmer weather up in Canada.

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 December 1, 2016

Mike reported on 11-30 that the Sea duck migration has been right on track this year. He stated that he fells like everything else has had about a 2 week delay on it. Mike finished by saying that they did get a good push of Bluebills and Goldeneyes over the weekend.


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 November 24, 2016

Matt reported on 11-22 that there are currently very few puddle ducks on pool 9. He stated that there are great numbers of Canvasbacks right now as well. Matt finished by saying that they are also seeing good numbers of Goldeneyes and some Buffleheads.



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

Last Updated December 1, 2016

Robb reported on 11-30 that they are not seeing many ducks around the area currently. He also reported that they are seeing good numbers of Canada geese though. Robb finished by saying that this was a really slow and strange migration year.







Missouri Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In northwest Missouri expect a high temp of 44 on Friday with a low of 26 and clear skies with a NW wind at 5-10mph. On Saturday expect a high of 44 with a low of 31 and overcast skies with a SE wind at 5-10mph. Sunday’s high is expected to be 50 with a low of 30 and clear skies with a WSW wind at 5-10mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: MOUND CITY

Reported on 11-30 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-30 they had 101,567 ducks on the refuge. That number is up from 67,910 in the previous survey. They stated that the most predominant species are Mallards at 52,601,Pintail at 24,075, and Teal at 17,325. They also reported that they had 572 Canada geese and 101,330 Snow goose.


FOUR RIVERS CONSERVATION AREA – LOCATION: SUMNER, MO

Reported on 11-29 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-28 they had 50,196 ducks in the area, up from 44,250 in the previous survey. They stated that the most abundant species were Mallards at 34,460, Teal at 9,030, and Pintail at 1,612. They finished by saying that they also witnessed 2 Snow geese and 8 Canada geese.

SWAN LAKE NWR - LOCATION: MIAMI, MO

Reported on 11-29 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-29 they had 101,923 ducks in the area, up from 26,450. They stated that the most abundant species were Mallards at 59,510, Teal at 6,895, and Pintail at 25,000. They finished by saying that they also had 56 Canada geese and 4,400 Snow geese.
REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: Scott Croner
SQUAW CREEK HUNT CLUB
LOCATION –
Mound City, MO
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Scott Croner
PHONE – 402.304.1192
EMAIL – nebraskahunting@gmail.com

ENDORSED MISSOURI WATERFOWL OUTFITTER

Last Updated December 1, 2016

Scott reported on 12-1 that they are seeing new ducks, Canada geese and Snow geese. He stated that most of them have been working in fairly good so far. Scott finished by saying that it should be game on from here on out.


Bill HuttingSPORTSMAN'S LODGE
LOCATION
– Northwest, Missouri
REPORTER – Bill Hutting
PHONE – 913.593.6911
EMAIL
williamhutting@yahoo.com
WEBSITE - sportsmanslodgemo.com
Last Updated October 6, 2016

Please check back next week for our first waterfowl migration report from Bill in 2016.







Nebraska Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Nebraska expect a high of 44 on Friday with a low of 25 and clear skies with a light and variable wind. On Saturday expect a high of 43 with a low of 25 and partly cloudy skies with a SSW wind at 10-20mph. Sunday's high is expected to be 49 with a low of 30 and clear skies with a W wind at 5-10mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

NORFORK  NWR – LOCATION: NORFORK, NE

Reported on 11-29 that they are seeing fairly consistent numbers of both ducks and geese right now. They stated that with colder weather to the north this upcoming weekend they expect to see a big push.

KEARNEY GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE- LOCATION KEARNEY, NE

Reported on 11–23 that they have been seen a few more ducks move into the area. They stated that they are nowhere near peak yet, but have a decent number around.

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

Reported on 11-30 that they are starting to see the beginning of the migration. They stated that they have had good migration so far but there has been a lot that has just gone right on by. They finished by saying that with the cold and snow happening up north they should be getting a lot more into the area.
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 November 24, 2016

JJ reported on 11-22 that things are just ok right now. He stated that they are seeing a few more more ducks than they had been. JJ finished by saying that he is seeing a good huntable number of ducks, but no big concentrations.


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 6, 2016

Please check back next week for an updated report from Kalend.


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

Last Updated December 1, 2016

Larry reported on 12-1 that hunting is just starting to get really good. He stated that they are bagging good amounts of birds every time they are out. Larry finished by saying that they are also starting to see a small migration so it should be game on starting early next week.







Manitoba Waterfowl Migration Report

 WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In southern Manitoba expect a high of 38 on Friday with a low of 26 and partly cloudy skies with a S wind at 5-10mph. On Saturday expect a high of 38 with a low of 24 and partly cloudy skies with a S wind at 10-15 mph. Sunday is expected to be 36 with a low of 29 and mostly cloudy skies with a SE wind at 10-20mph.

CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

DAUPHIN LAKE FIELD OFFICE - LOCATION: DAUPHIN LAKE, MB

Reported on 11-23 that most everything has now moved out of the area. They stated that they are still seeing a few small pockets of big Canada geese. They finished by saying that there is still an ok number of Mallards around as well.

BOISEVAINE AREA OFFICE - LOCATION: BOISEVAINE, MANITOBA

Reported on 10-11 that they feel that they be close to peak numbers. They started that they had a big push into the area late last weekend. They finished by saying they know there is still more ducks and geese to the north but unsure when the will show up.

OAK HAMMOCK MARSH FIELD OFFICE - LOCATION: STONEWALL, MB

Reported on 11-23 that the vast majority of waterfowl has now migrated south. They stated that they are still seeing good numbers of Greater Canada geese along with decent numbers of Mallards.



REPORTS FROM THE FIELD
Outfitter Kris WujcikMICHITOBA OUTFITTING

LOCATION: Southwestern, Manitoba
OUTFITTER: Kris Wujcik
PHONE: 204.625.2495
EMAIL: kris@michitobaoutfitting.com

Last Updated November 24, 2016

Kris reported on 11-24 that the 2016 waterfowl season in Manitoba was one to remember, and forget!! He said they had loads of ducks and Canada geese from start to finish. Kris said that it seems they are still losing out with the snow goose migration as they are going straight west to Saskatchewan. It was the wettest fall on record which made for a lot of walking in and quad use. They had over 16" of rain in October alone. This is going to be great news for spring breeding conditions though. They hunted a lot of flooded crop land and had to get creative about hide. Long hours at night getting gear in for weeks straight takes a toll, but the rewards were great!!


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 6, 2016

Please check back next week for our first report from Tom and Judy's camp. 


Outfitter: Daryl StanleySTANLEY'S GOOSE CAMP

OUTFITTER: Daryl Stanley
PHONE: 204.467.8216
EMAIL: magnumnorth@huntthenorth.com
ENDORSED MANITOBA WATERFOWL OUTFITTER

Last Updated October 20, 2016

Daryl reported on 10-19 that the migration has commenced! Daryl stated the birds are on their way south. Daryl also reported that its still very wet and the corn is still not harvested yet. Daryl finished by saying that he feels they are past peak numbers, but knows the hunting will remain good throughout.







Saskatchewan Waterfowl Migration Report

 WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In southern Saskatchewan expect a high temp of 44 on Friday with a low of 24 and clear skies with a SSE wind at 10-15mph. On Saturday it looks to be 42 with a low of 25 and partly cloudy skies  with a SSE wind at 5-10mph. Sunday’s high is expected to be 37 with a low of 21 and partly cloudy skies and a NNW wind at 10-15mph.

CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

WADENA FIELD OFFICE - LOCATION: QUILL LAKES REGION

Reported on 11-22 that most everything has now moved south. They stated that they have only been seeing a few Canada geese as well as some Mallards.

WEYBURN OFFICE - LOCATION: WEYBURN, SK 

Reported on 11-23 that they are still seeing a little bit of everything. They stated that they are still seeing a few Snow geese heading south. They finished by saying that they are still seeing what they would consider huntable numbers of Mallards as well.


LAST MOUNTAIN LAKE - LOCATION: REGINA, SK

Reported on 11-7 that they have again seen the numbers dwindling down over the last week. They stated that they are seeing flocks heading south daily. They also reported that they haven’t had much freeze up yet, but they are getting frost almost every morning so the ice isn’t to far away. They finished by saying that there is still enough around to hunt.


REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: Mike Franklin
PACIFIC WINGS PRAIRIE OUTFITTERS
LOCATION
– SW Of Saskatoon Region
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Mike Franklin
PHONE – 1.888.610.2334
EMAILpacificwings@huntthenorth.com

Endorsed Saskatchewan Waterfowl Hunting Outfitter

Last Updated November 17, 2016


Justin reported on 11-16 that the last report he had heard from where they hunt in Canada late last week there was still decent duck numbers. Justin finished by saying that he is now home in Washington and the season is in full swing there.


Outfitter: Kyle HauckHIGH PRAIRIE OUTFITTERS
LOCATION
– South Central Saskatchewan
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Kyle Hauck
PHONE – 888-804-6458
EMAIL highprairieoutfitters@huntthenorth.com
ENDORSED SASKATCHEWAN WATERFOWL / UPLAND OUTFITTER

Last Updated November 17, 2016


Kyle reported on 11-16 that they have wrapped up their season in Canada. Kyle finished by saying that he has now headed home to South Dakota to finish the season there.


Outfitter: Mike McLane
PRAIRIES EDGE OUTFITTING
LOCATION
– North Battleford Region
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Mike McLane
PHONE – 403.807.9939
EMAILhunt@prairiesedgeoutfitting.com

Last Updated November 24, 2016


Mike reported on 11-22 that most everything has now left the area. He stated that they have wrapped everything up for the season. Mike finished by saying that they are still seeing a few small pockets of birds, but no real huntable numbers.




    
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