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OFFICIAL 2017 HUNTTHENORTH.COM
WATERFOWL MIGRATION REPORT


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* Last Updated On Thursday November 16, 2017

NOTE: We will be updating the Official 2017 HTN Waterfowl Migration Report every Thursday afternoon throughout the 2017 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 2017 waterfowl hunting season!


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TRACK THE 2017 WATERFOWL MIGRATION
THROUGH THE FOLLOWING REGIONS

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

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Minnesota Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In central Minnesota expect a high temp of 26 on Friday with a low of 40 on Friday with a low of 26 and cloudy skies and a S wind at 10-15mph. On Saturday expect a high of 31 with a low of 17 and clear skies with a NW wind at 15-20 mph. Sunday’s high is expected to be 38 with a low of 26 and partly cloudy skies and a SW wind of 10-15 mph.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:
RICE LAKE NWR - LOCATION: MCGREGOR, MN

Reported on 11-8 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-14 that they haven’t conducted a recent survey. They stated that they have lost a fair amount of the Ringnecks that they had in the area, but have gained Mallards. They finished by saying that as long as water stays open they should continue to have good numbers of ducks in the area.

SHERBURNE NWR- LOCATION: ZIMMERMAN, MN

Reported on 11-14 that in the most recent survey conducted on 10-26 they had 8,800 ducks on the refuge. Down from 10,200 in the previous survey. Of the 8,800, 47% were Mallards and 24% were Ringnecks and 12% were Hooded Mergansers. It was also reported that they had 2,600 Canada geese on the refuge. Up from 2,100 in the previous survey.

LAC QUI PARLE REFUGE - WATSON, MN

Reported on 11-14 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-8 they had 9,000 Canada geese in the area. Up from 2,200 in the previous survey. They also reported that they had 60,000 Mallards in the area. That was a huge influx from the previous survey of 5,000 Mallards.


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 November 16, 2017

Luke reported on 11-7 that hunting has been going good! He stated that they still have lots of Mallards and Canada geese. Luke finished by saying that he is hearing reports of birds still to the north and hunting should remain good for quite a while yet.


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 November 16, 2017

Chuck reported on 11-15 that they have a ton of Mallards and Canada geese in the area right now. He stated that they have been getting limits of both just about every time they hunt! Chuck finished by saying that it should remain good now through the end of the season.


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 November 16, 2017

Adam reported on 11-14 that hunting has been going great for them! He stated that there is a ton of birds around and they are spread out in a ton of fields, so they have been able to jump around and shot good numbers of Mallards and geese in just about every field they go to. Adam finished by saying that there should be good numbers around now till the end of the season.








Iowa Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Iowa expect a high of 36 on Friday with a low of 54 on Friday with a low of 37 and a 60% chance of rain with a S wind at 10-20 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 44 with a low of 25 and partly cloudy skies with a NW wind at 20-30 mph. Look for a high of 47 on Sunday with a low of 35 and clear skies with a WSW wind at 10-15 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

RICE LAKE WMA - LOCATION: LAKE MILLS, IOWA

Reported on 11-15 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-8 that there were 6,800 ducks in the area. Down from 7,100 in the previous survey. Of the 6,800, 80% were Mallards, 12% were other dabblers, and 8% were divers. It was also reported that there were 6,000 Canada geese in the area. Up from 4,500 in the previous survey.

RIVERTON WMA - LOCATION: RIVERTON, IOWA

Reported on 11-15 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-8 there were 44,500 ducks in the area. Up from 36,100.  Of the 44,500, 60% were Mallards and 28% were other dabblers and 13% were divers. It was also reported that there were 1,000 Canada geese in the area. Up from 800 in the previous survey.


BIG MARSH WMA - LOCATION: PARKERSBURG, IOWA

Reported on 11-15 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-8 there were 6,600 ducks in the area. Up from 5,800 in the previous survey. Of the 6,600, 59% were Mallards and 36% were other dabblers and 5% were divers.  It was also reported that there were 2,500 Canada geese in the area.  Up from 2,300 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 November 16, 2017

Rob reported on 11-7 that they have definitely had a push of birds to the area. He stated that they have a ton of geese and increasing numbers of Mallards. Rob finished by saying that numbers should continue to increase for a while now.


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 16, 2017

Don reported on 11-14 that the weather has started to warm back up some and that has helped them a little. He stated that with the cool down last week it really pushed a lot of birds into the area. Don also reported that they have good numbers of Mallards, Green Wing Teal, and Honkers. He finished by saying that the weekend forecast looks favorable with North winds and cooler temps again.


Reporter: Scott McLelland

 

LOCATION: South - Central Iowa
REPORTER: Scott McClelland

Last Updated: October 12, 2017

Scott reported on 10-11 that there are a lot of ducks around central Iowa, mainly Teal, Shovelers and Mallards. He also mentioned that the ponds around the Des Moines area are also holding a number of ducks. Scott finished by stating that there continues to be a lot of Canada geese in the area.






North Dakota Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In North Central North Dakota expect a high temp of 24 on Friday with a low of 18 and partly cloudy skies with a SSE wind of 20-30 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 27 with a low of 11 and mostly cloudy skies and a WNW wind of 10-15 mph. Sundays high is expected to be 26 with a low of 18 and clear skies with a SW wind of 5-10 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITY:

           LAKE ALICE NWR - LOCATION: DEVILS LAKE, ND

Reported on 11-7 that water is freezing up quickly. They stated that they received quite a bit of snow. They finished by saying that there is still some divers around but most everything else has now moved south.

TEWAULKAN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – LOCATION: CAYUGA, ND

Reported on 11-7 that they are on the decline now. They stated that they are still seeing ok numbers of ducks in the area. They finished by saying that they also have a strong snow goose population just to the west.

ARROWWOOD WETLAND MANAGEMENT DISTRICT – LOCATION: LYON, ND

Reported on 11-1 that they are seeing a lot move through the area right now. They stated that they weather has gotten cold quick and that has really jump started the migration. They stated that if it stays this cold over the weekend they feel they will be froze out.

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 9, 2017

Dan reported on 11-7 that they are wrapping up there season later this week. He stated that overall it was a very good season. Dan finished by saying that he is now switching gears and already thinking about 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 November 9, 2017

Kyle reported on 11-7 that they have wrapped up their fall season. He stated that with the amount of snow that's on the ground and single digit temperatures the bulk of the birds have since moved south. Kyle finished by saying that they still have some divers on the big water, but with the way the weather has been they anticipate that to be froze up in the next week or so.


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 9, 2017

Brad reported on 11-7 that they are froze up solid in his area. Brad stated that the birds this year seemed to be a little tougher to hunt, but overall it was a very good year.







South Dakota Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In east central South Dakota expect a high temp of 42 on Friday with a low of 22 and mostly cloudy skies and a N wind of 10-15 mph. Saturday is expected to be 30 with a low of 18 and partly cloudy skies and a NW wind at 20-30 mph. Sunday’s high is expected to be 44 with a low of 28 and clear skies with a SW wind at 10-20 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SAND LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: ABERDEEN, SD

Reported on 11-14 that there has been another significant change in waterfowl numbers since last week. They stated that there has been a large influx of Mallards that arrived late last weekend. They also reported there to be roughly 300,000 Snow geese roosting on the refuge. They finished by saying that there are about 50,000 ducks using the refuge with the majority of them being Mallards.

WAUBAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: WAUBAY, SD

Reported on 11-15 that they still have decent numbers of Snow geese in the area. They also reported there to be really strong numbers of Mallards around. They finished by saying that as long as they can find open water and a good food source they should hang around for a while.



LACREEK NWR – LOCATION: MARTIN, SD

 

Reported on 11-8 that they are seeing ok numbers of birds in the area. They stated that with temps staying below freezing they are seeing the water freezing up which is causing birds to move further south. They finished by saying that if you find open water you will most likely have good success.

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 12, 2017

Dave reported on 10/12 that they are starting to see a lot more Teal and various puddle ducks in his area in western SD and said this past week they have also seen some much larger concentrations of Canada geese move back into the area. Dave is excited for the season and cant wait to get after em!


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 16, 2017

John reported on 11-14 that all the smaller bodies of water have now froze up and bigger lakes are about 50% froze. He stated that there are still big flocks of Snow geese around and really good numbers of Mallards. John finished by saying that they are also still seeing some teal and Widgeon, but they are getting close to  freezing up.


Pepper Slough Outfitters
PEPPER SLOUGH OUTFITTERS
LOCATION
– East central, SD
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Marty Maciel
PHONE –  877-675-4868
EMAILpeppersloughoutfitters@yahoo.com

WEBSITE - peppersloughoutfitters.com

Last Updated: November 16, 2017

Marty reported on 11-7 that they have a great number of ducks around right now. Marty stated that they are also starting to get into some snow geese. Marty finished by saying that hunting has been great so far.







Wisconsin Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In eastern Wisconsin expect a high temp of 42 on Friday with a low of 37 and a 70% chance of rain with a S wind of10-20 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 39 with a low of 22 and overcast skies and NNW wind at 15-25 mph. On Sunday expect a high of 33 and a low of 27 and clear skies with a W wind at 10-15 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

HORICON MARSH NWR - LOCATION: MAYVILLE, WI

Reported on 11-15 that they are still seeing good numbers of Geese and ducks in the area. They stated that these numbers should remain here through the end of the season. They finished by saying that don’t forget that it is the deer gun opener this weekend so be sure to be safe out in the field.

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

Reported on 11-15 that they are seeing strong migration on the river this week. They stated that they have observed over 100,000 puddle ducks on the river this week with the majority being Mallards, Gadwall, and Widgeon. They also reported there to be close to 200,000 divers with the majority being Canvasbacks and Ringnecks.

CREX MEADOWS  NWR - LOCATION: GRANTSBURG, WI

Reported on 11-15 that because of the cold weather and many of the ponds and marshes freezing up the bulk of birds have now moved south. They stated that in some areas where there is still open water you will find ok numbers of ducks and Canada geese. They finished by saying that they even noticed some cackling geese which are uncommon to 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 November 16, 2017

Mike reported on 11-14 that they are still holding large rafts of Goldeneyes, Buffleheads, and long tailed ducks. He stated that Bluebill numbers have diminished, but they are still part of their daily harvest. Mike finished by saying that they haven’t seen much for new puddlers or Canada geese move into the area.


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 16, 2017

Matt reported on 11-7 that they have pretty good numbers of pretty much everything right now. He stated that they have been seeing new birds show up quite often and regularly. Matt finished by saying that as long as the River doesn't freeze up hunting should remain good.



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

Last Updated November 2, 2017

Robb reported on 11-1 that they quite the mixed bag of ducks in the area. He stated that they are seeing Mallards, Wood ducks, Pintail, and Gadwall as well as a bunch of different divers. Robb finished by saying that they also have a ton of Canada geese in the area as well.








Missouri Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In northwest Missouri expect a high temp of 61 on Friday with a low of 40 and cloudy skies with S wind at 10-20 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 49 with a low of 26 and partly cloudy skies with a NW wind at 20-30 mph. Sunday’s high is expected to be 53 with a low of 38 and clear skies with a SW wind at 10-15 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: MOUND CITY

Reported on 11-15 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-14 there were 127,010 ducks. Up from 50,324 in the previous survey. Of the 127,010 the majority were Mallards at 61,370, Teal at 34,175, and Pintail at 25,635. They also reported there to be 61,705 Snow geese. That number is up from 6,500 in the previous survey.


FOUR RIVERS CONSERVATION AREA – LOCATION: SUMNER, MO

Reported on 11-15 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-10 they had 89,510 ducks in the area. Up from 16,240 in the previous survey. Of the 89,510, 70,000 of them were Mallards and 10,000 of them were Teal. They also reported that they had 48 Speckled belly geese in the area. That number is down from 133.

SWAN LAKE NWR - LOCATION: MIAMI, MO

Reported on 11-15 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-14 they had 98,157 ducks in the area. Up from 26,348 in the previous survey. Of the 98,157, 81,595 of them were Mallards and 6,100 of them were Teal. It was also reported that there were 15,000 Snow geese in the area.
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 November 16, 2017

Scott reported on 11-14 that it’s really good right now! He stated that they are getting duck limits just about every time they go out hunting. Scott finished by saying that they aren’t at peak numbers yet but they are getting close.


Outfitter Larry Frimann
BLACK GOOSE OUTFITTERS
LOCATION
– Southeast, Missouri
OUTFITTER – Larry frimann
PHONE – 402660-1220
EMAIL
bgo@huntthenorth.com

Last Updated November 16, 2017

Reported on 11-16 that the season does not begin until Thanksgiving. Please check back for an updated report.







Nebraska Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Nebraska expect a high of 65 on Friday with a low of 35 and overcast skies with a WSW wind at 10-15 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 47 with a low of 26 and partly cloudy skies with a NW wind at 20-30 mph. Sunday's high is expected to be 55 with a low of 34 and clear skies with a SW wind at 10-20 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

NORFORK  NWR – LOCATION: NORFORK, NE

Reported on 11-15 that they are seeing more ducks work into the area. They stated that with the water to the north freezing up its forcing the migration to jump start. They finished by saying they feel this could be an outstanding season as long as the weather doesn’t get to cold to quick.

KEARNEY GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE- LOCATION KEARNEY, NE

Reported on 11-15 that they are seeing a ton of duck in the area. They also reported that they are seeing Snows, Big and lesser Canada’s, and multiple species of ducks. They finished by saying that they feel this could be an outstanding season as long as the weather cooperates.

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

Reported on 11-15 that they are seeing very strong migration numbers right now. They stated that they are seeing a ton of Mallards this fall already. They finished by saying that they feel this is only the beginning.
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 16, 2017

JJ reported on 11-15 that they saw a very big push of birds last week. He stated that there were lesser, Snows, and a ton of ducks that moved in and stuck around for 5 or 6 days and have now continued to move south. JJ stated that he still has a good number of ducks around and has been getting limits of Mallards on most every hunt. He finished by saying that he hasn’t see a push of big Canada geese yet.


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 12, 2017

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
bgo@huntthenorth.com

Last Updated November 9, 2017

Larry reported on 11-7 that there is a lot of birds around right now. Larry stated that there is really strong numbers of ducks in the area and geese are starting to show up. Larry finished by saying that hunting should remain good for quite a while.







Manitoba Waterfowl Migration Report

 WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In southern Manitoba expect a high of 21 on Friday with a low of 18 and a 40% chance of snow with a SSE wind at 20-30 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 28 with a low of 17 and overcast skies with a NW wind at 10-15 mph. Sunday is expected to be 28 with a low of 16 and partly cloudy skies with a SW wind at 5-10 mph.

CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

DAUPHIN LAKE FIELD OFFICE - LOCATION: DAUPHIN LAKE, MB

Reported on 11-8 that they have now seen a big decrease in waterfowl numbers. They stated that there is still some honkers and Mallards in the area. They finished by saying that it won't be long till they are froze up solid.

BOISEVAINE AREA OFFICE - LOCATION: BOISEVAINE, MANITOBA

Reported on 11-8 that they are pretty much froze up. They stated that the majority of birds have now moved south and there is only a few small flocks of Canada geese and some Mallards around.

OAK HAMMOCK MARSH FIELD OFFICE - LOCATION: STONEWALL, MB

Reported on 10-31 that in the most recent survey conducted on 10-20 there were 11,150 ducks in the area. That is up from the previous survey of 7,300. They also reported that there was 37,500 Canada geese. That number was down from the previous survey of 58,600. They finished by saying that they also had 8,000 Snow geese. That number was also up from 6,300 in the previous survey.



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 16, 2017

Kris reported on 11-15 that this was one of his best seasons yet! Hestated that they had a ton of Snow geese, Canada geese, and Mallards in and move through his area. Kris attested that to having less water so the birds couldn’t spread out as much as they normally do was a big help. Kris finished by saying that he is now looking forward to spring already with the amount of young geese they saw heading south this fall.


Outfitter: Daryl StanleySTANLEY'S GOOSE CAMP

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

Last Updated October 19, 2017

Craig Henry reported on Daryl's behalf that there are large numbers of Cackler and Snow geese in their area along with Mallards and Pintails. He noted that the goose hunting has been exceptional in the past week but the ducks appear to be a little stale. Overall the hunters have had a very successful week. They are expecting a cold front in northern Manitoba to push another migration in for this weekend.







Saskatchewan Waterfowl Migration Report

 WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In southern Saskatchewan expect a high temp of 32 on Friday with a low of 11 and a 50% chance of snow with a SSW wind at 15-25 mph. On Saturday it looks to be 20 with a low of 5 and partly cloudy skies with a WNW wind at 5-10 mph. Sunday’s high is expected to be 33 with a low of 18 and partly cloudy skies and a S wind at 10-15 mph.

CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

WADENA FIELD OFFICE - LOCATION: QUILL LAKES REGION

Reported on 11-8 that they are now well past peak numbers. They stated that the weather is cold and they are getting snow. They finished by saying that the bulk of the waterfowl is now out of the area.

WEYBURN OFFICE - LOCATION: WEYBURN, SK 

Reported on 11-8 that they are froze solid. They stated they overall this fall they saw great numbers of waterfowl move through the area.


LAST MOUNTAIN LAKE - LOCATION: REGINA, SK

Reported on 10-31 that they are seeing the decline in waterfowl numbers. They stated that they are still seeing Canada geese and mallards but they are starting to head south as well.


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 2, 2017


Justin reported on 11-1 that it has been cold and they have been getting snow. He stated that about the only birds left in the area are big honkers and Mallards. Justin finished by saying that he feels the majority of them will leave by the end of the weekend with more Snow and single digit temps expected.


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 2, 2017


Kyle reported on 10-18 that hunting was picking up with the latest cold front that moved through. Kyle stated that now it seems the birds have stalled out a little since the weather has warmed back up some.


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

Last Updated October 19, 2017


Please be sure to check back for an updated report for 2017.




    
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