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WATERFOWL MIGRATION REPORT




* Last Updated On Thursday October 30, 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.

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Minnesota Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Minnesota expect a high on Friday of 43 with a low of 25 and clear skies.  Saturday's high is expected to be 47 with a low of 34 and clear skies. The high on Sunday is expected to be 55 with a low of 39 and partly cloudy skies.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

RICE LAKE NWR  - LOCATION MCGREGOR MN

Rice Lake NWR staff reported on 10/29 that they haven’t conducted a true survey yet this week, but numbers are way down on the refuge. Refuge staff reported that they are still holding over 190,000 Ringnecks, which is down over 40,000 birds from last week. Refuge staff also reported that they lost over 10,000 Mallards in the last week, and just about every Canada goose has left the area as well.

BIG STONE NWR- LOCATION: ODESSA, MN

Reported on 10/22 in a survey conducted on 10/20 that the refuge was holding 550 Canada geese, down from the last survey count of 850. Also reported in the same survey the refuge was holding 2,200 ducks. The duck numbers are up from 1,100 in the previous survey. Of the 2,200 the majority of ducks are Green Wing Teal, Mallards and Shovelers.

LAC QUI PARLE REFUGE - WATSON, MN

Lac Qui Parle staff reported on 10/29 that the refuge is now holding 1,300 Canada geese, and that is up from 1,000 in the previous survey. Refuge staff reported that this has become the normal amount of birds for this time of year as it usually isn’t cold enough in Canada yet to push the greater Canada geese down yet.


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 30, 2014

Luke reported on 10/28 that there are still a lot of local Canada geese in his area yet. Luke also reported that he hasn’t seen much for new ducks arriving to the area yet as well.


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 30, 2014

Adam reported on 10/28 that they saw a new push of birds to the area last weekend. Adam stated that that they are seeing Mallards and some new divers as well. Adam finished by saying that they expect to see more new birds this weekend as well with the weather that is forecasted.








Iowa Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Iowa expect a high on 44 on Friday, a low of 26 and clear skies. On Saturday expect a high of 48 with a low of 37 and clear skies. Sunday’s high is expected to be 57 with a low of 43 and partly cloudy skies.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

RICE LAKE AREA - LOCATION: RICE LAKE, IOWA

Reported on 10/29 that in a survey conducted on 10/24 that they were holding 4,400 ducks, up from 3,500 in the previous survey. Of the 4,400 52% are Mallards, 35% are other dabblers, and 13% are divers. It is also reported that they are holding 4,200 Canada geese, up from 3,600 in the previous survey.

RIVERTON WMA - LOCATION: RIVERTON, IOWA

Riverton reported on 10/29 in a survey conducted on 10/24 they were holding 7,200 ducks, down from 9,100 in the previous survey. Of the 7,200 6% were Mallards, 82% were other dabbling ducks, and 13% 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

Big Marsh reported on 10/29 in a survey conducted on 10/24 they were holding 4,900 ducks, of those 59% were Mallards and 46% were other dabbling ducks and 3% divers. That number is down from 6,200 in the previous survey. Also reported in the same survey is that they are holding 400 Canada Geese, down 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 October 30, 2014

Rob reported on 10/28 that things have really slowed down this week. Rob reported that the warmer temps over the past week have really spread the birds out. Rob also reported that he did see some new birds move in, but figured that they were “colander birds”, and is hoping for a new push soon.


Reporter: Mason Schoh

 

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

Last Updated October 30, 2014

Mason reported on 10/28 that things are very slow in his area right now. Mason stated that they haven’t seen anything new in the past week and are hoping that with the cooler weather in the area and to the north they will start seeing new birds arriving.


Reporter: Scott McLelland

 

LOCATION: South - Central Iowa
REPORTER: Scott McClelland

Last Updated October 23, 2014

Scott reported on 10/22 that the south opener this past weekend was slow. He stated that they had 15 Woodies in the decoys before shooting time, but they swam off before legal shooting. That was the only ducks we saw Saturday. Scott talked to some friends hunting Rathbun and they shot 21 (mix bag). Not much flying around Badger creek Sunday either. Scott did see a lot of Canada geese on ponds but none using the big water yet. Right now ponds are the place to be. Scott is patiently waiting for the big  push and thinks they are still 2-3 weeks out from good waterfowl hunting in his area.






North Dakota Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In north central North Dakota expect a high of 39 of Friday with a low of 28 and clear skies. On Saturday expect a high of 47 with a low of 36 and partly cloudy skies. Sunday’s high is expected to be 48 with a low of 34 and a 30% chance of rain.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITY:

           LAKE ALICE NWR - LOCATION: DEVILS LAKE, ND

Reported on 10/29 that waterfowl numbers have stayed the same over the past couple of weeks. It is reported that they have been seeing some new divers show up on the big lake as well as some more snow geese. Refuge staff also reported that the Mallard population has seemed to decrease in the last week as well.

TEWAULKAN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – LOCATION: CAYUGA, ND

Reported on 10/29 that they have seen a slight increase in duck numbers in the last couple of days. It is also reported that they have been seeing some new flocks of snow geese moving into the area as well.

ARROWWOOD WETLAND MANAGEMENT DISTRICT – LOCATION: LYON, ND

Reported on 10/29 that duck numbers have stayed pretty decent up to this point. Staff reported that they really haven’t seen many new ducks move into the area, but there is a good number around without seeing much for a migration yet. It is also reported that there is also a good number local Canada geese in the area yet as well as some new snow geese moving into the area.

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 23, 2014

Jon  reported on 10/21 that there are lots of ducks in the area, but they have all been there since opening day, so they have became very wise to spreads. Jon stated that they are starting to see Canada geese “flocking up” into bigger flocks this past week. Jon finished by saying that they are starting to see really large feeds of Snow geese in the area as well which is encouraging.

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 30, 2014

 Kyle reported on 10/28 that things have kind of stalled out this week. Kyle reported that they have seen some new divers show up and a few more Snow geese, but that’s about it. Kyle finished by saying that they haven’t seen any new Mallards in over a week, and may have even lost some Mallards since last week.


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 42 with a low of 30 and clear skies. On Saturday expect a high of 49 with a low of 38 and partly cloudy skies. Sunday’s high is expected to be 58 with a low 38 and partly cloudy skies.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SAND LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: ABERDEEN, SD

Sand Lake NWR reported on 10/29 in a survey conducted on 10/28 that the refuge is holding 3,500 Canada Geese, up from 2,400 in the previous survey. It is also reported that there are 22,000 ducks, also up from 15,000. Also reported is that the first group of snow geese have moved into the area and there are currently 50 snows on the refuge. It is reported that the biggest change in numbers this week was an increase of Mallards and Pintail as well as some flocks of Canvasbacks moving into some of the pools on the refuge.

WAUBAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: WAUBAY, SD

Reported on 10/28 that they have seen a bunch of new Pintail move into the area. Staff also reported that they have seen some flocks of Speckle bellies as well. It is also reported that they feel with the weather cooling down the migration could start getting hot in the next week or so.

LACREEK NWR – LOCATION: MARTIN, SD

 

Reported on 10/28 that there are ok numbers of ducks in the area with Gadwall, Wood ducks, and Mallards being the most common. It is also reported that they are starting to see small flocks of geese arriving to the area as well.
REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: Bruce Prins
PRAIRIE SKY RANCH
LOCATION
– Sissiton, SD
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Cory Niccum
PHONE – 605.738.2411
EMAIL
info@prairieskyranch.com

Last Updated October 30, 2014

Cory reported on 10/28 that they have been seeing more ducks moving into the area with the cooler weather this week. Cory also reported that they just started to see Specks in the last day or two. Cory finished by saying that goose hunting has been really good thus far and can’t wait for big numbers of ducks to get to the area.

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 23, 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 30, 2014

John reported on 10/28 that he is starting to see Snow and Speckle Belly geese in the area. John also reported that he is also starting to see some more Pintails and Mallards in the area and feels that the migration could be starting the next couple of days with the cool front that is moving through.







Wisconsin Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In eastern Wisconsin expect a high of 40 on Friday with a low of 25 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 43 with a low of 30 and clear skies. Sundays high is expected to be 47 with a low of 38 and partly cloudy skies.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

HORICON MARSH NWR - LOCATION: MAYVILLE, WI

Reported on 10/21 that in a survey conducted on 10/16 the marsh is holding 19,450 duck, up from 18,848 in the previous survey. Of the 19,450 the majority are Mallards and American Widgeon. Also reported in the same survey is that the marsh is holding 9,308 Canada geese, down from 17,934 in the previous survey.

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

Reported on 10/29 that in a survey conducted on 10/27 that pools 4 through 11 is currently holding 42,130 puddle ducks, up from 41,860 in the previous survey, with the majority being Mallards and Gadwall. Pools 4-11 are also holding 87,180 diver ducks, up from 79,445 in the previous survey, with the majority being Canvasbacks and Ringnecks. And finally reported is that pools 4-11 are holding 8,550 Canada Geese, up from 8,550 in the previous survey.

CREX MEADOWS  NWR - LOCATION: GRANTSBURG, WI

Reported on 10/30 that they haven't seen that huge push of ducks yet. It is reported that there are ok numbers of Mallards and Redheads in the area tho. Staff also reported that there is new flocks of Canada geese arriving almost everyday.
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 30, 2014

Mike reported on 10/28 that they have had a large number of Bluebills move into the area. Mike also reported that they are seeing decent numbers of Bufflehead, and ok numbers of Goldeneyes. Mike finished by saying that Mallard and Canada goose numbers have remained the same, but they are starting to see some sea ducks arriving on the big waters.

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 30, 2014

Matt reported on 10/28 that is has been slow until the last couple of days. Matt stated that is really depends on if there is wind or not. Matt reported that they are having really good hunts and getting mixed bags of Gadwall, Pintail, Redheads, Canvasbacks, and Buffleheads if the wind cooperates. Matt finished by saying that he saw a new push of divers into the area and expects thing to really heat up with the cool down that has been happening.


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 23, 2014

Robb was unavailable for a report this week. Please check back next week for a detailed report from Robb.







Missouri Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In North West Missouri expect a high of 47 with a low of 28 and clear skies on Friday. On Saturday expect a high of 51 with a low of 42 and clear skies. Sunday’s high is expected to be 62 with a low of 48 and partly cloudy skies.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: MOUND CITY

Reported on 10/29 that in a survey conducted on 10/27 that there are 443 Canada Geese on the refuge, up from 56 in the previous survey. Also reported is that there are 38,821 dabbling ducks on the refuge, up from 8,291 with the majority being Pintails and Gadwall. It is also reported that there are 1,482 divers on the refuge, up from 130 in the previous survey, with the majority being Ringnecks. There are also 785 white fronted geese (speckle belly) now on the refuge as well.


FOUR RIVERS CONSERVATION AREA – LOCATION: SUMNER, MO


Reported on 10/28 that in a survey conducted on 10/23 there are currently 2,000 ducks in the area, with about 1,000 of them being Teal. Staff also reported that there aren’t very many Mallards in the area right now.

SWAN LAKE NWR - LOCATION: MIAMI, MO

Reported on 10/29 that in the most recent survey conducted on 10/24 there are currently 8,759 ducks in the area, with the majority being Gadwall and Pintails. It is also reported that there are currently 820 Canada geese in the area as well.

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 23, 2014

Scott reported on 10/22 that his guides have not seen a lot of new ducks or geese in NW Missouri at this point. He feels it will be a few weeks before they get a major push of new waterfowl into the area and is not planning on starting his hunts for a couple weeks.


Bill HuttingSPORTSMAN'S LODGE
LOCATION
– Northwest, Missouri
REPORTER – Bill Hutting
PHONE – 913.593.6911
EMAIL
williamhutting@yahoo.com
WEBSITE - sportsmanslodgemo.com
Last Updated October 30, 2014

Bill reported on 10/28 that there are more wood ducks in the area than he has ever seen before. Bill also reported that they have just seen a new push of Pintail to the area. Bill finished by saying that they are also starting to see the first flocks of Specks moving into the area as well.







Nebraska Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Nebraska expect a high of 46 on Friday with a low of 30 and partly cloudy skies. Saturdays high is expected to be 56 with a low of 42 and partly cloudy skies. On Sunday expect a high of 68 with a low of 41 and partly cloudy skies.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

NORFORK  NWR – LOCATION: NORFORK, NE

Reported on 10/28 that there is an ok number of local ducks in the area. Staff reported that there is mostly Gadwall in the area as of now. Staff finished by saying that they have been seeing some large flocks of Cranes moving through and there are usually ducks and geese to follow after they are gone.

KEARNEY GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE- LOCATION KEARNEY, NE

Reported on 10/28 that there are good numbers of Gadwall and Widgeon in the area right now. Staff reported that it is all local birds in the area and migration won’t start for another couple of weeks, unless thing change dramatically to the north.

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 30, 2014

JJ reported on 10/28 that there are a few bunches of Mallards in the area, but not many. JJ also reported that there are some flocks of Pintail starting to move in as well. JJ finished by saying that there is a good number of Canada geese around but they are all locals.


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 30, 2014

Larry reported on 10/28 that there are ok numbers of local ducks. Larry stated the majority of ducks are Gadwall, Widgeon, and Teal. Larry also reported that there are a few flocks of Specks also moving into the area.







Manitoba Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In southern Manitoba expect a high of 39 of Friday with a low of 27 and clear skies. On Saturday expect a high of 45 with a low of 33 and partly cloudy skies. Sunday’s high is expected to be 46 and a low of 35 with and a 50% chance of rain.

CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

DAUPHIN LAKE FIELD OFFICE - LOCATION: DAUPHIN LAKE, MB

Reported on 10/22 that they haven’t lost much for birds in the last week or so. It is reported that there are still good number of Canada geese to the north yet. It is also reported that there are still good huntable numbers of ducks, mostly Mallards in the area yet as well.

BOISEVAINE AREA OFFICE - LOCATION: BOISEVAINE, MANITOBA

Reported on 10/21 that there are still large groups of ducks in the area. It is reported that with the mild temps they have had this fall the migration is happening slower than average. Office staff reported that they feel they are very close to peak Canada goose migration. They have had some more large flocks show up in the last week, and have heard reports of some larger flocks to the north yet.

OAK HAMMOCK MARSH FIELD OFFICE - LOCATION: STONEWALL, MB

Reported on 10/27 that there is way above average numbers of ducks and snow geese in the area for this time of year. Staff reported that it is starting to cool down and that may move some of the birds south, but hunting should remain good for a couple more weeks.

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 30, 2014

Craig reported on 10/28 that they are completely covered up in birds right now. Craig stated that they are seeing huge flocks of Snow geese, Canada geese, and Mallards. Craig also reported that the weather is starting to cool down so that could push some birds out in a hurry.


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 42 on Friday with a low of 38 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 48 with a low of 32 and clear skies. Sundays high is expected to be 42 with a low of 29 and partly cloudy skies.

CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

WADENA FIELD OFFICE - LOCATION: QUILL LAKES REGION

Reported on 10/23 that there are still ok numbers of birds in the area. Staff reported that they have heard reports of large flocks of Canada geese still to the north of them. Also reported as of last weekend they were still holding Green Wing Teal, Blue Wing Teal, and Goldeneyes in the area. Staff finished by saying that temps are still very mild for this time of year and hunting can still be very good!

WEYBURN OFFICE - LOCATION: WEYBURN, SK 

Reported in 10/30 that there are still pockets of birds around. It is reported that the further west you go from Weyburn the better it'll be. Office staff also reported that there seems to be above average ducks and snow geese for this time of year as well.


LAST MOUNTAIN LAKE - LOCATION: REGINA, SK

Reported on 10/30 that there is still above average numbers of Mallards in the area for this time of year. It is reported that most of the snows have now moved south, but duck hunting could still be good for a couple of weeks.
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 23, 2014

Matt 
reported on 10/22 that where he is at the majority of the Snows geese have now moved through the area headed south. Matt reported that they still have really good numbers of Mallards and decent numbers of Canada geese still around and the hunting has been consistent.


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 30, 2014

Ryan reported on 10/29 that they wrapped up there season last week. Ryan stated there are still quite a few birds around, but the majorities have now moved to southern Saskatchewan.




    
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