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OFFICIAL 2014 HUNTTHENORTH.COM
WATERFOWL MIGRATION REPORT




* Last Updated On Thursday December 12, 2013

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Minnesota Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In central Minnesota expect high temps on Friday to be 8 degrees, 13 degrees on Saturday, and 13 on Sunday. Lows temps will be 0 on Friday, -2 on Saturday, and 5 on Sunday. Friday is expected to be overcast, Saturday looks to be partly cloudy, and there is a 40% chance of snow.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY POOLS 4 -9 | - LOCATION EASTERN MN

Reported on a survey conducted on 11/14 that Pools 4-9 were holding 4,915 Canada geese. That is down from 5,205 in last week’s survey. Also recorded in the same survey that Pools 4-9 were holding 20,365 puddle ducks with the majority being mallards. The puddle duck numbers are down from 42,355 in the previous survey. In the same survey it was reported that Pools 4-9 were holding 35,485 diver ducks. With the majority being Canvasbacks. That count is from 58,150 in last week’s survey.

BIG STONE NWR- LOCATION: ODESSA, MN

In the most recent survey conducted on the week of 12/9 the refuge was holding 50 Mallards. That is down from 1,100 in the previous survey. It was noted that the majority of the refuge is froze up, with only parts being open water near the Minnesota River.

LAC QUI PARLE REFUGE - WATSON, MN

Reported that on a survey conducted on 12/9 that the Canada goose count was at 2,000 birds down from 56,000 last week. They feel that the migration has passed through the area for the year now and the Canada goose hunting will be fairly slow for the rest of the season.
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 12, 2013

Luke reported on 12/10 that there are still really good huntable numbers of Canada geese in the area. Luke stated that this cold snap that we got this last week has slowed hunting down a bit, but plans on sticking with them to the end! Luke also reported that this season was a very good success and is already looking forward to the Spring Snow goose season!


Outfitter: Chuck Ellingson
WATSON HUNTING CAMP
LOCATION – Lac Qui Parle, Mn
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Chuck Ellingson
PHONE – 952.484.8717
EMAIL chuck@watsonhunting.com
Endorsed Minnesota Waterfowl / Upland Outfitter

Last Updated December 5, 2013


Chuck Ellingson reported on 12/5 that there have been over 55,000 Canada geese on the Lac Qui Parle Refuge this week and his hunters have been doing very well on decoying birds all week until the big storm hit yesterday. Chuck said it is fun now to watch the State Blinds around the refuge as the birds are coming off the refuge so high that they don’t even flare when the guys empty their guns. Chuck enjoys decoying the birds in at 10 yards for his hunters and ended by saying that the weather has been brutal the last couple days and he is waiting to see how many birds are left after everything calms down this weekend.


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 12, 2013

Adam reported on 12/10 that with the sub-zero temps they have had the last week they lost a lot of geese from the area. Adam stated that hinting has still been ok, but is now starting to think about spring snow goose hunting in South Dakota.








Iowa Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In central Iowa expect high temps to be 31 degrees on Friday, 22 on Saturday, and 24 on Sunday. Low temps are expected to be 18 on Friday, 5 on Saturday, and 16 on Sunday. Both Friday and Saturday are expected to be partly cloudy and Sunday looks to be clear.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

LAKE ODESSA AREA - LOCATION: LAKE ODESSA, IOWA

Reported in a survey conducted on 12/4 that they were holding 2,500 ducks, of those 100% were Mallards. Duck numbers are down from 9,900 in last week’s report. Also reported is that they are holding 2,800 Canada geese, and that is up from 2,700 Canada geese last week.

RIVERTON WMA - LOCATION: RIVERTON, IOWA

Reported on a survey conducted on 12/4 that they were holding 2,200 ducks, down from the 13,300 reported last week. The report shows 95% being mallards, and 5% being other dabblers. On the same survey the goose numbers were at 400, same as the last survey. All 400 were Canada geese.

BIG MARSH WMA - LOCATION: PARKERSBURG, IOWA

Reported on a survey conducted on 12/4 that the duck numbers were posted at 200 and Canada goose numbers at 2,300. The duck numbers are up from 0 in the previous survey. The Canada goose numbers are up from 900 in last week’s survey.
REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: Jeremy Marean
SKIES OVER THE PRAIRIE
LOCATION – DES MOINES, IOWA
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Jeremy Marean
PHONE – 515.201.0100
EMAIL dkhunter@hickorytech.net

ENDORSED IOWA GOOSE HUNTING OUTFITTER

Last Updated November 7, 2013

Jeremy reported on 11/5 that he is starting to see some small flocks of mallards move into his area. Jeremy also reported that there are a few Canada geese moving in as well, but no huge push yet.


Reporter: Blake Schoh

 

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

Last Updated December 12, 2013

Mason reported on 12/11 that they are completely froze up in his area. Mason stated that there aren’t many ducks left in the area, but has been seeing some larger flocks of migrating Canada geese. Mason also reported that this year hunting was better overall compared to last years, but numbers seemed to be below average.

Reporter: Scott McLelland

 

LOCATION: South - Central Iowa
REPORTER: Scott McClelland

Last Updated December 5, 2013

Scott reported on 12/3 that the hunting is getting really good now but they are going to be iced up soon though. He noted that last week the hunting was really good and they were able to get limits from 1's and 2's but no big flights. He said that the Mallards worked well and it was hard to stop the geese from coming into the decoys. Scott ended by stating that they still have another week to go, but it will be frozen over by the weekend he feels. Now it is time to get into the fields.







North Dakota Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In north central North Dakota expect high temps on Friday to be ­-7 degrees, ­-8 degrees on Saturday, and ­-2 degrees on Sunday. Expect low temps of ­-20 degrees on Friday, ­-12 degrees on Saturday, and -­13 degrees on Sunday. Friday is expected to be partly cloudy,clear on Saturday, and partly cloudy on Sunday.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITY:

           LAKE ALICE NWR - LOCATION: DEVILS LAKE, ND

Reported on 12/4 that there aren’t any waterfowl left in the area. There is 6­7 inches of ice everywhere and over a foot of snow in most places, and that has pushed all the birds out.

TEWAULKAN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – LOCATION: CAYUGA, ND

Reported on 12/4 that everything is froze up now and there is close to a foot of snow in most places. With the weather they have gotten, and the cold front coming this weekend every duck and goose has now left for the year.

ARROWWOOD WETLAND MANAGEMENT DISTRICT – LOCATION: LYON, ND

Reported on 12/4 that between the cold, snow, and ice all the birds have left the area and there isn't anything left in the area.

REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
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 December 5, 2013

Matt reported on 12/3 that overall the waterfowl hunting in North Dakota this past fall was excellent. He stated that towards the end of the season the mallard and Canda goose hunting was incredible! Matt felt overall that this was one of their best year’s guiding in North Dakota and he is excited for the hunting to continue as he moves south into Missouri with the birds and follows them back up to North Dakota in the spring for the spring snow goose hunting 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 5, 2013

Kyle reported on 12/4 that this year’s hunting is over now in the Devils Lake area and he felt it was about average. Kyle stated that the Snow goose numbers were disappointing overall. Kyle thought that the duck numbers were above average, and the Canada goose number were low at the beginning of the year but really picked up by the end of the 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 November 28, 2013

Brad reported on 11/26 that there isn't much left for ducks and geese. Brad stated that they have now packed it up for the year. Brand also reported that this year was phenomenal and through the roof! He stated that they blew the doors off of all records of birds shot since he has kept track, there were tons and tons of Canada Geese. Brad finished by saying that he say more Geese this year than any other year!







South Dakota Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In east central South Dakota expect high temps of 0 degrees on Friday, 2 degrees on Saturday, and 10 degrees on Sunday. Low temps of -16 degrees on Friday, -7 degrees on Saturday, and -7 on Sunday. Friday is expected to be clear, partly cloudy on Saturday, and there is a 40% chance of snow on Sunday.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SAND LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: ABERDEEN, SD

Reported on 12/4 that the lake is now completely froze over. Refuge officials stated that there are still some flocks of Canada geese and Mallards in the area, but not many.

WAUBAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: WAUBAY, SD

Reported on 12/4 that everything is froze now and they aren’t seeing any ducks or geese in the area anymore and feel the waterfowl hunting in their area is now over for the year.

LACREEK NWR – LOCATION: MARTIN, SD

 

Reported on 12/4 that they are getting lots of snow and some sub zero temps. It has been a white out for about 24 hours now, but prior to this weather they still had quite a few Mallards and Canada geese. But officials are expecting that those birds headed out as this weather moved in.

REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: Bruce Prins
PRAIRIE SKY RANCH
LOCATION – Sissiton, SD
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Bruce Prins
PHONE – 605.738.2411
EMAIL info@prairieskyranch.com
ENDORSED SOUTH DAKOTA WATERFOWL OUTFITTER

Last Updated December 5, 2013

Bruce reported on 12/4 that with the 6+ inches of snow they have gotten so far and the sub zero temps expected for the weekend all the ducks have now headed out for the year. Bruce stated that there are still some geese around, but expects them to leave before the weekend.


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

Last Updated December 5, 2013

Scott reported on 12/5 that they are in the freezer right now with a temp on 1 degree today. Scott is planning to move his operation from Huron to Pierre next weekend and will be hunting Canada geese along the river until February 14th. Scott said the latest report he had from last weekend stated there were about 30,000 Canada geese in his section of the river but with this cold snap Scott expects there will be over 100,000 new geese on the way. Scott also noted that the non-resident licenses in the Pierre, SD zone are available over the counter and he has excellent late season Canada goose hunting available for the next couple months so give him a call!


Outfitter: John Luttrell

LUTTRELL KENNELS / LEGACY OUTFITTERS

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

Last Updated December 5, 2013

John reported on 12/4 that all the ducks and geese that were in the area headed out last night prior to the winter storm that has moved in. John stated that they have now gotten 5+ inches of snow and are expecting some really cool temps as the weekend approaches. John feels that the season is pretty much over in his region.







Wisconsin Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In eastern Wisconsin expect high temps at 16 degrees on Friday and 17 degrees on Saturday and 25 Sunday. Low temps look to be 5 degrees on Friday, 11 degrees on Saturday, and 19 degrees on Sunday. Friday is expected to be partly cloudy, clear on Saturday, and there is a 60% chance of snow on Sunday.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

HORICON MARSH NWR - LOCATION: MAYVILLE, WI

Reported on 12/4 that with most everything froze solid the vast majority of waterfowl has left the area. There are some Canada geese left in the area but no huge numbers.

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

In the most recent survey conducted on 11/22 pools 4-9 were holding 5,160 Canada Geese, that number is up from 4,915. Also reported is that pools 4-9 are holding 13,875 puddle ducks with the majority being Mallards. Puddle duck numbers are down from 20,365 in the previous survey. Also reported that pools 4-9 were holding 19,920 diving ducks, diver numbers are down from 35,485 in the previous survey. The majority of divers are Canvasbacks.

CREX MEADOWS  NWR - LOCATION: GRANTSBURG, WI

Reported on 12/4 that the refuge is now empty of all waterfowl, as everything is froze up solid.

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 5, 2013

Mike reported on 12/4 that the last couple of hunts they were on they had to break 3-6 inches of ice to get out to the open water to hunt. Mike stated that if they were able to get out there they had some really good Goldeneye and Mallard hunting, along with a couple of really good sea duck hunts. Mike said that overall they had a great diver duck population for the year and the hunting was great the majority of the season!


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 December 12, 2013

Matt Raley reported on 12/10 that with the bitter cold temps this past weekend, virtually all of the birds left on the river have moved south and everything is frozen up for the most part now.  Matt noted overall they had another great season on the Mississippi River. He stated that the early season on the Teal and Wood Ducks was a little thin but they did get some good numbers later in the early season split. The second split went very well for the divers but the Mallards and Gadwalls showed up late. Again Matt felt they had a great year but with the cold temps expected this weekend most all of the remaining birds will have moved south for the year.



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 5, 2013

Robb reported on 12/4 that all the ducks have left the area now. Robb stated that there are still Canada geese present, but no big numbers left in the area.








Missouri Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In Northwest Missouri expect high temps to be 35 on Friday, 24 on Saturday, and 36 on Sunday. Lows are expected to be 20 on Friday, 12 on Saturday, and 22 on Sunday. There is a 30% chance of freezing rain on Friday, it is supposed to be partly cloudy on Saturday, and clear on Sunday.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: MOUND CITY

Reported on 12/9 in the most recent survey that the lake is now 99% froze up, but is still holding 2 Snow geese down from 61,877 in last week’s survey. Also reported that there is 1,500 Canada Geese down from 1,850 last week. There are 6,000 Mallards and 50 Green Wing Teal, duck numbers are down from 117,158 in the previous survey.

FOUR RIVERS CONSERVATION AREA – LOCATION: SUMNER, MO

Reported that on 12/9 that the area is now holding 6,000 ducks, down from 69,000 in the last week’s survey. Also reported that there is 9,000 geese in the area as well.

SWAN LAKE NWR - LOCATION: MIAMI, MO

Reported in a survey on 12/2 that they are now holding 7,525 ducks down from 120,000 ducks last week and with the majority being Mallards. They are also holding 3,204 geese on the refuge as well, with that number down from 7,520.
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 24, 2013

Scott reported on 10/23 that he has not made it to MO in about a week but in his report from last week, duck numbers were remaining consistent around the Squaw Creek area, with lots of Pintails around. Scott also reported at that time that the Canada goose hunting had been excellent but is now closed now until November.


Bill HuttingSPORTSMAN'S LODGE
LOCATION
– Northwest, Missouri
REPORTER – Bill Hutting
PHONE – 913.593.6911
EMAIL williamhutting@yahoo.com
WEBSITE - sportsmanslodgemo.com
Last Updated December 12, 2013

Bill reported on 12/10 that the hunting this past week continues to be slow. Bill noted that with the cold temps most of the waterfowl have moved south for the time being. Bill is hoping that the weather will warm up and bring some of the birds that vacated the area back north again soon!







Nebraska Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In central Nebraska expect high temps of 31 degrees on Friday and 26 degrees on Saturday and 41 Sunday. Low temps look to be 12 on Friday, 19 on Saturday and 25 on Sunday. The weekend looks to be partly cloudy.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

NORFORK  NWR – LOCATION: NORFORK, NE

Reported on 12/10 that there are tons of birds in the area this week. It is reported that they have been laying low and not moving much with how cold it has been, but it is expected that they will start hitting the fields hard soon.

KEARNEY GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE- LOCATION KEARNEY, NE

Reported on 12/10 that there have been some big flocks of mallards and geese that have moved into the area this last week. Officials feel that they may have close to peak migration numbers right now for the season.

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

Reported on 12/11 that the birds that came in haven’t left and should stick around for a while. They are still getting new birds from the north and hunting has been phenominal all week!
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 December 12, 2013

JJ reported on 12/10 that there is big time birds in the area, both Mallards and Canada geese now. JJ stated that with the amount of ducks and geese in the area hunting has been great and should remain great! JJ finish by saying that with the weather now warming hunting is going be great for the rest of the year! JJ's goose season runs all the way into mid February for anyone looking for a late season hunt.


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 December 12, 2013

Kalend reported on 12/11 that hunting has slowed down this week with the cooler temps. Kalend stated that there are great numbers of both ducks and geese and expects them to start hitting the field twice a day very soon. Kalend also reported that there are still birds up north of him but feels the majority of ducks have now reached his area and they are at peak migration in his area now.


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 12, 2013

Larry reported on 12/12 that there are tons and tons of Canada geese in the area. Larry stated that last week the hunting was pretty slow with the cold temps but this week the goose hunting has really picked up and they are taking limits daily now. Larry noted they haven't seen much for ducks in the area this past week but he feels the goose hunting will be good all the way through the end of the season at the beginning of Feb. Larry did note that he as a couple dates still open in mid January if anyone is interested. 







Manitoba Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In southern Manitoba expect a high of around 19 degrees for Friday, 5 on Saturday then up to 32 on Sunday. Low temps are expected to be -6 on Friday, 1 on Saturday, and 23 on Sunday. There is a 40% chance of snow on Friday, Saturday looks to be foggy, and mostly cloudy on Sunday.

CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

DAUPHIN LAKE FIELD OFFICE - LOCATION: DAUPHIN LAKE, MB

Reported that on 11/19 that Dauphin Lake was completely froze up as of Monday the 11th and every duck and goose has now left the area for the year!

BOISEVAINE AREA OFFICE - LOCATION: BOISEVAINE, MANITOBA

Reported on 11/20 that with all the water in the area froze up now all the waterfowl headed out over last weekend.

OAK HAMMOCK MARSH FIELD OFFICE - LOCATION: STONEWALL, MB

Reported on 11/20 that everything is now froze except for one river. All ducks have now left the area, but there are a few flocks if geese that will hang around for another week or two until there is a bunch of snow.


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 November 21, 2013

Craig reported on 11/21 that this week they saw the last of the big flocks of northern Mallards move out of the area. He said they have not seen the Canada geese around now for over a week so they have moved south as well. Craig noted that overall this year the duck numbers were way up and the field duck hunting was excellent. He did note that the Snow geese migrated a little further west this year so they did not see the big numbers of Snows and he did feel that in general they did not have as high of numbers in the area for the Canada geese either but the Canada goose hunting was still excellent overall as always.


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 November 21, 2013

Just reported that they saw the last of the big flocks of geese move south on November 9th. She stated that overall the season was excellent again this fall. She said the northern Mallards showed up late but when they arrived the field duck hunting was amazing. She also noted that the Snow goose numbers were a little thin in their region this year and she felt the migration pushed a little further west this year into Saskatchewan. But again their hunters all had excellent hunting overall and at this point in the year they are completely frozen up with 6 – 8 inches of ice and snow across the country.


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 November 14, 2013

Daryl’s head guide Evan Proctor reported on 11/13 that there are still a couple flocks of birds around, but with most everything froze up, he expects every other bird to be leaving in the next week or so.







Saskatchewan Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In southern Saskatchewan expect a high temps on Friday to be 14 degrees, 19 degrees on Saturday, and 37 degrees on Sunday. Low temp on Friday is -15 degrees, 14 on Saturday, and 18 degrees on Sunday. Friday and Saturday look to be partly cloudy and Sunday is expected to be foggy.
CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

WADENA FIELD OFFICE - LOCATION: QUILL LAKES REGION

Reported on 11/21 that all of ducks and geese have now left the area. The cooler temps have now froze up all of the water, so with that and the snow that is on the ground there isn't a bird left.

WEYBURN OFFICE - LOCATION: WEYBURN, SK

Reported on 11/21 that the cooler temps that have frozen up the majority of the water in the area that the all of ducks and geese have left the area. It was reported that the snow goose and mallard population seemed above average this year!


LAST MOUNTAIN LAKE - LOCATION: REGINA, SK

Reported on 11/19 that there are still a couple flocks of Canada geese around, but all the ducks have left the area. It is reported that with the temps expected for the weekend that the geese that are left will be heading south for the winter now.

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 November 21, 2013

 

Mike reported on 11/19 that the season overall was outstanding! Mike stated that there were tons of Snow Geese there the whole season with an over abundance of juvies. Mike also reported that they killed about 1/3 more ducks tho year compared to last year. Mike finished by saying that there were a bunch of greater Canada geese, but they didn't see much of lesser Canada geese.


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 November 21, 2013

Matt reported that overall the season was a great success again this fall. The Snow goose and Mallard hunting was exceptional. He noted that at this point most all of the birds have moved south into the US for the year and they have moved south with the birds into North Dakota where they just wrapped up the hunting this past week.


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 November 21, 2013

Ryan reported on 11/20 that they haven't seen a duck or goose for about 2 weeks now. Ryan stated that they had a very high success on both ducks and honkers this year. Ryan finished by saying that they had very high numbers of mallards and pintails this year.




    
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