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OFFICIAL 2017 HUNTTHENORTH.COM
WATERFOWL MIGRATION REPORT


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* Last Updated On Thursday December 7, 2017

NOTE: We will be posting our next and final report of the year on Thursday December 7, 2017. We are very sorry for the delay in updating the report. We hope everyone had a wonderful season and that the HTN Waterfowl Migration Report was a great asset to making your hunt a success! 


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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NEBRASKA - Mallard Hunts On The North Platte River

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Minnesota Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In central Minnesota expect a high temp of 30 on Friday with a low of 12 and a 30% chance of snow and a WNW wind at 10-20 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 22 with a low of 15 and clear skies with a NW wind at 5-10 mph. Sunday’s high is expected to be 38 with a low of 27 and partly cloudy skies and a WNW wind of 10-15 mph.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:
RICE LAKE NWR - LOCATION: MCGREGOR, MN

Reported on 12-6 that they haven’t conducted a recent survey. They stated that they have lost the majority of the ducks that they had in the area. They also stated that they still have a decent amount of Canada geese in the area though. They finished by saying that overall they felt the migration was very strong this year.

SHERBURNE NWR- LOCATION: ZIMMERMAN, MN

Reported on 12-6 that they haven't conducted a survey recently, but they still have an ok amount of waterfowl in the area. They stated that they have lost the majority of the ducks that they had in the area but still have a decent number of geese around. They finished by saying that overall this fall flight was very good!

LAC QUI PARLE REFUGE - WATSON, MN

Reported on 12-5 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-13 they had 19,000 Canada geese in the area. Up from 9,000 in the previous survey. They also reported that they had 15,000 Mallards in the area. That number was down from the previous survey of 60,000 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 December 7, 2017

Luke reported on 12-5 that they still have plenty of mallards and divers around with the warm temps and no snow. He stated that they still have decent feeds of mallards in the central and south zone. Luke also reported that there is lots of honkers in the central and south zones, and sounds like more to come from the north! Luke finished by saying that this year was the best October here in central Minnesota in the last 3-4 yrs with ducks, never seemed to have an October lull, and honkers as usual have been plentiful and should have excellent hunting thru December.


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 30, 2017

Chuck reported on 11-29 that they have now lost the majority of the ducks that they had in the area, but the duck season has closed so that's not a big issue. He stated that they still have a good number of Canada geese in the area, but with the warmer weather they are hard to pattern and they are hard to hunt. Chuck finished by saying that this season has been phenomenal so far and as long as the weather cools back down the goose hunting will get good again.


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 7, 2017

Adam reported on 12-6 that they've lost some birds and the ones that are still around are really concentrated now. He stated that they are hunting when they find fields they are confident in. Adam finished by saying that overall the season was very good, the early season was good, there was a lull in the middle and a really good finish.








Iowa Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Iowa expect a high of 39 on Friday with a low of 21 and partly cloudy skies with a W wind at 10-15 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 30 with a low of 21 and partly cloudy skies with a NNW wind at 15-25 mph. Look for a high of 51 on Sunday with a low of 33 and clear skies with a W wind at 10-20 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

RICE LAKE WMA - LOCATION: LAKE MILLS, IOWA

Reported on 12-6 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-29 that there were 8,400 ducks in the area. Up from 7,700 in the previous survey. Of the 8,400, 97% were Mallards, 2% were other dabblers, and 1% were divers. It was also reported that there were 6,400 Canada geese in the area. Up from 5,500 in the previous survey.

RIVERTON WMA - LOCATION: RIVERTON, IOWA

Reported on 12-6 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-29 there were 47,600 ducks in the area. Up from 35,100.  Of the 47,600, 86% were Mallards and 11% were other dabblers and 3% were divers. It was also reported that there were 900 Canada geese in the area. Same as in the previous survey.


BIG MARSH WMA - LOCATION: PARKERSBURG, IOWA

Reported on 12-6 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-29 there were 4,300 ducks in the area. Down from 4,700 in the previous survey. Of the 4,300, 88% were Mallards and 9% were other dabblers and 2% were divers.  It was also reported that there were 2,700 Canada geese in the area. Down from 2,800 in the previous survey.

REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: Rob Lee
DEAD LEAFN GUIDE SERVICE
LOCATION
– DES MOINES, IOWA
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Rob Lee
PHONE – 515.979.6000
EMAILrlrcttlee@msn.com

Last Updated December 7, 2017

Rob reported on 12-6 that they have ducks around the area, but they are very stale and staying in bigger flocks. He stated that they also have pretty good numbers of honkers in the area as well. Rob finished by saying that hunting has been below average this year, but he chalks that up to it being dryer and the weather being overall warmer than normal.


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 December 7, 2017

Don reported on 12-6 that they have gone from one extreme to another. He stated that they went from 60 degree temps to below freezing temps and freezing water. He also reported that he feels he hasn’t seen a big migration yet. Don finished by saying that he feels there is still plenty of Mallards yet to make their way through his area.


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 31 on Friday with a low of 14 and partly cloudy skies and a NW wind of 15-25 mph. Saturday is expected to be 26 with a low of 20 and partly cloudy skies and a WNW wind at 10-15 mph. Sunday’s high is expected to be 44 with a low of 26 and partly cloudy skies with a WNW wind at 10-20 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SAND LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: ABERDEEN, SD

Reported on 12-6 that in the most recent report on waterfowl numbers are starting to decrease in the Sand Lake NWR area. They stated that most of the open water they had froze over the weekend. They also reported there to be roughly 150,000 Snow geese still roosting on the refuge, as well as about 2,500 Canada geese. They finished by saying that there is about 20,000 Mallards still in the area as well as some pockets of Goldeneyes.

WAUBAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: WAUBAY, SD

Reported on 12-5 that they still have some Snow geese in the area. They also reported there to be a few small flocks 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 11-28 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 some 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 December 7, 2017

John reported on 12-5 that there isn't much for waterfowl left in the area. He stated that they recently had a huge flock of Snow geese in the area. John said it was one of the biggest he had ever seen, but they have since moved further south. John finished by saying that overall it was another strange migration year, with another strange weather pattern.


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: December 7, 2017

Marty reported on 12-5 that they wrapped up their season over the weekend. He stated that overall they had a very good fall with strong numbers of both ducks and geese. Marty finished by saying that they finished the season with a very good snow goose shoot!







Wisconsin Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In eastern Wisconsin expect a high temp of 36 on Friday with a low of 19 and partly cloudy skies with a WSW wind of 10-15mph. On Saturday expect a high of 25 with a low of 14 and partly cloudy skies and NNW wind at 10-20mph. On Sunday expect a high of 38 and a low of 26 and partly cloudy skies with a WSW wind at 10-20mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

HORICON MARSH NWR - LOCATION: MAYVILLE, WI

Reported on 12-6 that they are still seeing good numbers of Geese and Mallards in the area. They stated that these numbers should remain here through the end of the season.

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

Reported on 12-5 that they are starting to see a decline in waterfowl numbers. They stated that ice has started to form on the river and that has pushed the birds away from the shore and rice beds. They finished by saying that they still have good numbers of both divers and puddle ducks but the feel they are the downhill slope now.

CREX MEADOWS  NWR - LOCATION: GRANTSBURG, WI

Reported on 12-6 that cold weather and frozen marshes have driven most migrants out of the area, and south for the winter months. They stated that although most are gone, many Canadian Geese are still around, as well as a few Trumpeter Swans. They finished by saying that you may still see a Sandhill Crane or two, but none were reported within the last few days.

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 7, 2017

Mike reported on 12-5 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 30, 2017

Matt reported on 11-29 that they have below average numbers on the river. He stated that they do have some decent pockets of ducks, but with warmer temps and higher winds it's keeping them pretty tight. Matt finished by saying that it was a very strange year with it starting to freeze the river up, and now it warming back up into the 50’s.



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 30, 2017

Robb reported on 11-29 that they still have quite a few ducks and geese in the area. He stated that this is the last weekend of duck season in the area and it should be a good one! Robb finished by saying that it was a very strong and consistent migration year as they never really seemed to have a lull this fall.








Missouri Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In northwest Missouri expect a high temp of 42 on Friday with a low of 25 and mostly cloudy skies with WNW wind at 10-15 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 38 with a low of 22 and clear skies with NNW winds at 10-20 mph. Sunday’s high is expected to be 57 with a low of 37 and clear skies with a W wind at 10-20 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: MOUND CITY

Reported on 12-5 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-27 there were 71,585 ducks. Down from 73,806 in the previous survey. Of the 71,585 the majority were Mallards at 39,900, and Pintail at 19,880. They also reported there to be 94,650 Snow geese. That number is up from 74,500 in the previous survey.


FOUR RIVERS CONSERVATION AREA – LOCATION: SUMNER, MO

Reported on 12-5 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-27 they had 63,905 ducks in the area. Down from 89,510 in the previous survey. Of the 63,905, 56,850 of them were Mallards and 2,195 of them were Teal. They also reported that they had 185 Speckled belly geese in the area. That number is up from 48.

SWAN LAKE NWR - LOCATION: MIAMI, MO

Reported on 12-5 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-28 they had 111,374 ducks in the area. Up from 109,093 in the previous survey. Of the 111,374, 99,855 of them were Mallards and 4,510 of them were Teal. It was also reported that there were 25,000 Snow geese in the area. Up from 23,000 in the previous survey.
REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: Scott Croner
SQUAW CREEK HUNT CLUB
LOCATION –
Mound City, MO
OUTFITTER / REPORTER – Scott Croner
PHONE – 402.304.1192
EMAIL – nebraskahunting@gmail.com

ENDORSED MISSOURI WATERFOWL OUTFITTER

Last Updated December 7, 2017

Scott reported on 12-5 that the hunting is pretty stale right now. He stated that it has been a phenomenal start to the season so far and thinks that it'll only get better. Scott finished by saying that the weather is above normal temps and has really stalled things out, but when the next front moves through it should really kick things up.


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

Last Updated November 30, 2017

Larry reported on 11-29 that their season has just gotten underway and they are killing ducks every day. He stated that it's only the beginning and they will need some help from the weather, but the season should remain good from here on out.







Nebraska Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Nebraska expect a high of 44 on Friday with a low of 27 and clear skies with a NW wind at 15-25 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 47 with a low of 30 and clear skies with a NW wind at 10-20 mph. Sunday's high is expected to be 60 with a low of 36 and clear skies with a WNW wind at 10-20 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

NORFORK  NWR – LOCATION: NORFORK, NE

Reported on 12-6 that they are still seeing good numbers of ducks and geese. They stated that they feel that they are about half way through the migration. They finished by saying that numbers should remain good for another couple of weeks for sure.

KEARNEY GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE- LOCATION KEARNEY, NE

Reported on 12-5 that they are seeing a lot of ducks 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 12-5 that they are still seeing strong migration numbers right now. They stated that they have seen a ton of Mallards this fall already. They finished by saying that they know there is a lot of big geese and northern ducks yet to come, as well as some Snow geese.
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 7, 2017

JJ reported on 12-5 that duck hunting has kind of stalled out right now. He stated that they are killing quite a few little geese yet though. JJ finished by saying that they are really just getting started and haven't even seen much of a push yet, therefore the season should remain good as long as they don't freeze out.


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 December 7, 2017

Larry reported on 12-5 that hunting has kind of stalled out for the time being with the warmer temps. He stated that they do have good numbers in the area, but with it being so warm they aren't really going out to feed. Larry finished by saying that they need the weather to cool down so the birds start working again.







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


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