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WATERFOWL MIGRATION REPORT




* Last Updated On Thursday October 23, 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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TRACK THE 2014 WATERFOWL MIGRATION
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North DakotaMissouri
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Wisconsin
Saskatchewan, Canada
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Minnesota Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In central Minnesota expect a high on Friday of 73 with a low of 49 and partly cloudy skies.  Saturdays high is expected to be 62 with a low of 37 and clear skies. The high on Sunday is expected to be 62 with a low of 49 and clear skies.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

RICE LAKE NWR  - LOCATION MCGREGOR MN

Reported on 10/22 in a survey conducted on 10/15 the refuge was holding 1,653 Canada geese, up from 1,460 in the previous survey. Also reported in the same survey the refuge was holding 247,487 ducks, up from 177,010 in the previous survey, with 229,538 of them being Ring-necks and 17,128 being Mallards.

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

Reported on 10/22 that although they haven’t conducted a recent survey, they are now holding over 1,000 Canada geese. Staff reported that they have seen some new flocks arriving to the area, but it will take a major weather change in Canada before they see a major influx of birds to the area.
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 23, 2014

Luke reported on 10/21 that things have slowed down quite a bit. Luke did say that they are still able to find a decent number of ducks in the area this week to hunt though. Luke finished by saying that they haven’t seen many new birds arrive this past week, and need a major cool down in Canada before any birds will arrive.

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 23, 2014

Adam reported on 10/21 that they are still shooting good numbers of Mallards, Wood ducks, and Canada geese this week. Adam stated that they are still what he would consider local birds and they are now getting pretty skittish. Adam finished by saying that they need cooler temps to the north to push in a new batch of birds.







Iowa Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In central Iowa expect a high on 76 on Friday, a low of 51 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 71 with a low of 45 and clear skies. Sunday’s high is expected to be 68 with a low of 58 and clear skies.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

LAKE ODESSA AREA - LOCATION: LAKE ODESSA, IOWA

Reported on 10/22 in a survey conducted on 10/17 they were holding 9,700 ducks, up from 3,200 in the previous survey. Of the 9,700 12% of them are Mallards and 85% are other dabbling ducks and 3% were divers. Also reported in the same survey is that they are holding 1,400 Canada geese, up from 400 in the previous survey.

RIVERTON WMA - LOCATION: RIVERTON, IOWA

Reported on 10/22 in a survey conducted on 10/17 they were holding 9,100 ducks, up from 6,900 in the previous survey. Of the 9,100 6% were Mallards, 85% were other dabbling ducks, and 9% were divers. Also reported in the same survey is that they are holding 100 Canada geese same as reported in the previous survey.

BIG MARSH WMA - LOCATION: PARKERSBURG, IOWA

Reported on 10/22 in a survey conducted on 10/17 they were holding 6,200 ducks, of those 20% were Mallards and 79% were other dabbling ducks and 1% divers. That number is up from 1,200 in the previous survey. Also reported in the same survey is that they are holding 1,200 Canada geese, up from 600 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 23, 2014

Rob reported on 10/22 that they have seen a little influx of new birds show up to the area this week. Rob stated that they have mostly Green Wing Teal and Wood Ducks. Rob finished by reporting that there are Canada geese everywhere in his area right now as well.

Reporter: Mason Schoh

 

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

Last Updated October 23, 2014

Mason reported on 10/22 that there aren’t very many birds in his area on the river right now. Mason stated that they are seeing a few, but really have to work for them. Mason finished by saying that he thinks there could be a good push for their second opener coming up.

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 69 of Friday with a low of 42 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 58 with a low of 38 and clear skies. Sunday’s high is expected to be 58 with a low of 43 and partly cloudy skies.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITY:

           LAKE ALICE NWR - LOCATION: DEVILS LAKE, ND

Reported on 10/22 that they are starting to see large flocks of Lesser Canada geese as well as Snows this week. It is also reported that there are ok numbers of ducks, but the majority are still locals, and don’t expect a new push until the weather cools down in Canada.

TEWAULKAN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – LOCATION: CAYUGA, ND

Reported on 10/22 that they really haven’t seen a change in waterfowl in the area over the last couple of weeks. Staff reported that they have been seeing some larger flocks of Lesser Canada geese in the area and some smaller flocks of Snow geese moving down but the duck number are about the same and pretty much still all local birds.

ARROWWOOD WETLAND MANAGEMENT DISTRICT – LOCATION: LYON, ND

Reported on 10/22 that numbers really haven’t changed much recently. It is reported that they have seen some new flocks of Mallards in the area this past week , but that’s about it for their 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 23, 2014

Kyle reported on 10/21 that things haven’t changed much in the last week. Kyle stated that they are starting to see some new Snow goose flocks growing and lots of Lesser Canada geese. Kyle finished by saying that duck numbers are weak for this time of year, and the weather has just been to warm.

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 73 with a low of 46 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 62 with a low of 49 and clear skies. Sunday’s high is expected to be 64 with a low 49 and partly cloudy skies.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SAND LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: ABERDEEN, SD

Report that in a survey conducted on 10/22 the refuge is holding 2,400 Canada geese, up from 2,000 in the previous survey. They also reported that there are 15,000 ducks, also up from 12,000 last week. It is also reported that the biggest change in numbers this week was an increase of Mallards and a decrease in Green Wing Teal and Shovelers in the area.

WAUBAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: WAUBAY, SD

Reported on 10/21 that they are starting to see some new Pintails arriving to the area over the past week. It is also reported that they are also seeing big numbers of Canada geese, and about average numbers of Mallards in the area for this time of year.

LACREEK NWR – LOCATION: MARTIN, SD

 

Reported on 10/22 that they have seen a slight influx of new ducks in the last week or so to the refuge. It is reported that they are seeing good numbers of Mallards and Pintails, as well as some Green Wing Teal at this time.
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 23, 2014

Cory reported on 10/22 that they are starting to see new flocks of Lesser Canada geese and Greater Canada geese in the area this week. Cory also reported that they are seeing more Pintails arriving daily, with the majority of ducks currently being Mallards and Pintails. Cory finished by saying that they are pretty much covered up in Canada geese right now and the hunting has been very good.

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 23, 2014

John reported on  10/21 that the majority of local birds have now been shot up and are very skittish. John stated that he hasn’t seen any new birds to the area yet. He was up in Saskatchewan last week and there still is an abundance of waterfowl up there and further north yet. John feels that it is going to take a major cold front in Canada to move the birds down and really kick start the migration.






Wisconsin Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In eastern Wisconsin expect a high of 66 on Friday with a low of 52 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 62 with a low of 39 and clear skies. Sundays high is expected to be 60 with a low of 48 and clear 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 10/21 that in a survey conducted on 10/15 that Pools 4 through 11 are currently holding 41,860 puddle ducks with the majority being Gadwall and Mallards. Pools 4-11 are also holding 79,445 diver ducks with the majority being Canvasbacks and Ring-necks. And finally reported is that Pools 4-11 are holding 8,550 Canada geese.

CREX MEADOWS  NWR - LOCATION: GRANTSBURG, WI

Reported on 10/21 that has lost quite a few birds this past week. There still are ok numbers of Mallards, Ring-necks, and Redheads in the area, but with the warmer weather they aren’t moving much. It is reported that the Sand Hill Crane migration is at peak numbers and should stay that way for quite some time.

 

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 23, 2014

Mike reported on 10/21 that he was over on Pool 9 of the Mississippi River over the weekend and got a mixed bag of Canvasbacks, Redheads, and Bluebills. Mike also reported that on Lake Michigan they are starting to see really big numbers of Bluebills and plan on starting their hunting on the big water this 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 October 23, 2014

Matt reported on 10/21 that they are getting mixed bags of Buffleheads, Wood Ducks, and Mallards this week. Matt stated that there are good numbers of Canvasbacks in the area as well, but they are mostly flying high during the day. Matt finished by saying that there is also a good amount of Canada geese on the river right now as well.


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 northwest Missouri expect a high of 82 with a low of 51 and clear skies on Friday. On Saturday expect a high of 76 with a low of 50 and clear skies. Sunday’s high is expected to be 78 with a low of 64 and clear skies.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: MOUND CITY

Reported that in a survey conducted on 10/20 that there are 56 Canada geese on the refuge, down from 314 in the previous survey. Also reported is that there are 8,291 dabbling ducks on the refuge, up from 5,909 with the majority being Pintails and Green Wing Teal. It is also reported that there are 130 divers on the refuge, up from 70 in the previous, with the majority being Ruddy Ducks and Ring-necks.

FOUR RIVERS CONSERVATION AREA – LOCATION: SUMNER, MO


Reported on
 10/23 that there season is set to kick off on 11/1, it is reported that there are about 2,000 ducks there right now with the majority being Blue winged teal and a handful of Mallards. They noted that the water conditions are really good this year and it should be a great season coming up!

SWAN LAKE NWR - LOCATION: MIAMI, MO

Reported on 10/23 that although they have not done an official waterfowl survey yet this year, so far there are not many ducks on the refuge at this time. they did note that the water levels are very good this year and they will start their official count next week before the season opens on Nov 1.
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 23, 2014

Bill reported on 10/21 that there are some birds around but they are very spotty. Bill reported that they took 29 kids out for the youth hunt and bagged 33 birds. Bill stated that that was very successful as it was the first time shooting a shotgun for most of the kids. Bill finished by saying that the majority of the ducks in the area are holding on the north side of the refuge in his area.






Nebraska Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Nebraska expect a high of 83 on Friday with a low of 49 and clear skies. Saturdays high is expected to be 73 with a low of 49 and clear skies. On Sunday expect a high of 77 with a low of 50 and clear skies.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

NORFORK  NWR – LOCATION: NORFORK, NE

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

KEARNEY GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE- LOCATION KEARNEY, NE

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

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

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

 

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

Last Updated October 16, 2014

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

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

Last Updated October 16, 2014

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


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

Last Updated October 16, 2014

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







Manitoba Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In southern Manitoba expect a high of 68 of Friday with a low of 43 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 54 with a low of 35 and clear skies. Sunday’s high is expected to be 56 and a low of 45 with partly cloudy skies.
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 in a survey conducted on 10/15 that there are 62,900 Canada geese, down from 93,000 in the previous survey. The Snow goose population is at 22,900 and that number is down from 33,100 in the previous survey.

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

Last Updated October 23, 2014

Craig reported 10/21 that again not much has changed since last week. Craig stated that the temps are still very mild and they haven’t lost many birds yet, and there are still great numbers around. Craig finished by saying that he doesn’t expect much change in the next week or so.

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 59 on Friday with a low of 34 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 57 with a low of 40 and clear skies. Sundays high is expected to be 61 with a low of 38 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 on 10/23 that there are still above average numbers of birds in the area for this time of year. Office staff reported that there are still flocks of Snow geese in the area as well as good flocks of Canada geese. Office staff also reported that duck numbers seem really strong with large groups of Mallards are still staging in the area. Staff finished by saying the further west you go from Weyburn the better it seem to get at this point.


LAST MOUNTAIN LAKE - LOCATION: REGINA, SK

Reported on 10/22 that there are still really good numbers of Snow geese in the area for this time of year. Office officials reported that the weather has been very mild and that has kept the majority of both ducks and geese in the area later than usual.
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 23, 2014


Ryan reported 
on 10/21 that there is still affair amount of birds in the area for the time of year. They are still getting really good numbers of ducks and Canada geese. Ryan finished by saying that the just broke a record high held since 1977 with a high temp 75 degrees.



    
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