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OFFICIAL 2018 HUNTTHENORTH.COM
WATERFOWL MIGRATION REPORT


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* Last Updated On Thursday November 29, 2018

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 2018 waterfowl hunting season!


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TRACK THE 2018 WATERFOWL MIGRATION
THROUGH THE FOLLOWING REGIONS

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

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SOUTH DAKOTA - Late Season Missouri River Canada Goose Hunts

NEBRASKA - Mallard Hunts On The North Platte River

MISSOURI - Field Duck / Goose Hunts Near The Squaw Creek NWR

ILLINOIS - Flooded Corn Field Mallard And Canada Goose Hunts

MARYLAND - Sea Duck Hunts On The Cheasapeake Bay

COLORADO - Field Canada Goose Hunts / Water Duck Hunts

WYOMING - Field Canada Goose And Duck Hunts

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MANITOBA - Diver Duck Hunts On The Delta Marsh

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ALBERTA - Field Canada Goose Hunts For Giant Honkers

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Minnesota Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In central Minnesota expect a high temp of 32 on Friday with a low of 24 and partly cloudy skies and a NW wind at 5-10 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 33 with a low of 26 and a 40% chance of snow with a NE wind at 15-25 mph. Sunday’s high is expected to be 29 with a low of 19 and cloudy skies a NNE wind of 10-20 mph.
REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:
RICE LAKE NWR - LOCATION: MCGREGOR, MN

Reported on 11-27 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-1 that there were 6,100 ducks in the area. Up from 5,600 in the previous survey. Of the 6,100, 99% were Ringnecks and 1% Mallards. It was also reported that 12 Canada geese in the area. Down from 50 in the previous survey.

SHERBURNE NWR- LOCATION: ZIMMERMAN, MN

Reported on 11-27 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-2 they had 15,500 ducks on the refuge. Up from 12,000 in the previous survey. Of the 15,000, 46% were Mallards, 30% were Ringnecks, and 9% were Wood Ducks. It was also reported that they had 4,500 Canada geese on the refuge. Up from 960 in the previous survey.

LAC QUI PARLE REFUGE - WATSON, MN

Reported on 1-27 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-15 they had 16,300 Canada geese in the area. Up from 14,200 in the previous survey. They finished by saying that there was about 4,000 mallards on the refuge as well. Down from 5,000 in the previous survey.


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 29, 2018

Luke reported on 11-27 that there is still a ton of honkers and Mallards left all over the state. He stated that this season seemed about average and even pretty tough with the lack of juvenile birds. Luke finished by saying that he is already looking forward to spring snow goose hunting and hoping for no April blizzards this year.


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 22, 2018

Chuck reported on 11-20 that they still have pretty good Canada goose numbers in that area. He stated that hunting has been fairly tough with the way the weather has been. Chuck finished by saying that the forecasted weather for the weekend looks as though they should have some really good hunting!


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 29, 2018

Adam reported on 11-28 that they have really strong Mallard numbers in the area currently! He stated that they have been working really well in fields. Adam finished by saying that this season started good, had the typical October lull and has finished really strong!








Iowa Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Iowa expect a high of 37 on Friday with a low of 34 and partly cloudy skies with E winds at 5-10 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 35 with a low of 32 and a 100% chance of rain with a ESE wind at 15-25 mph. Look for a high of 35 on Sunday with a low of 27 and a 40% chance of a snow mix with a NNW wind at 10-20 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

RICE LAKE WMA - LOCATION: LAKE MILLS, IOWA

Reported on 11-27 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-21 that there were 3,200 ducks in the area. Up from 1,700 in the previous survey. Of the 3,200, 100% were Mallards, 0% were other dabblers, and 0% was divers. It was also reported that there were 2,300 Geese in the area. Down from 6,600 in the previous survey. Of the 2,300 Geese 100% were Dark geese and 0% were light geese.

RIVERTON WMA - LOCATION: RIVERTON, IOWA

Reported on 11-27 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-21 there were 14,900 ducks in the area. Up from 10,600 in the previous survey.  Of the 14,900, 90% were Mallards, 7% were other dabblers, and 3% were divers. It was also reported that there were 28,800 geese in the area. Up from 5,700 in the previous survey.


BIG MARSH WMA - LOCATION: PARKERSBURG, IOWA

Reported on 11-27 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-14 there were 4,700 ducks in the area. Down from 6,000 in the previous survey. Of the 4,700, 93% were Mallards, 6% were other dabblers, and 1% were divers.  It was also reported that there were 1,200 Canada geese in the area. Up from 0 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 22, 2018

Rob's reported on 11-20 that they have a good number of birds in the area right now. He stated that there is a lot of water right now and flooded crops are the places to be. Rob finished by saying that the birds are starting to pattern pretty well.


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 October 5, 2018

Don reported on 10-4 that they are seeing more divers than they normally do this time of year. Don also reported that they are also seeing some Specks starting to move into the area. Don finished by saying that they are about a week and a half till their season starts in his area. 


Reporter: Scott McLelland

 

LOCATION: South - Central Iowa
REPORTER: Scott McClelland

Last Updated: November 29, 2018

Please check back next week for Scott's first report for the 2018 season.






North Dakota Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In North Central North Dakota expect a high temp of 34 on Friday with a low of 24 and cloudy skies and a ESE wind of 5-10 mph. Saturday is expected to be 29 with a low of 20 and cloudy skies and a NE wind at 15-25 mph. Sunday’s high is expected to be 24 with a low of 14 and cloudy skies with a NNE wind at 15-25 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITY:

           LAKE ALICE NWR - LOCATION: DEVILS LAKE, ND

Reported on 11-6 that they are seeing really strong numbers of birds in the area. They stated that some of the small water is now freezing up and with the forecast expected through the weekend they feel pretty much everything except main devils lake will be froze. They finished by saying that they don’t expect much to hang around the area after this weekend.

TEWAULKAN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – LOCATION: CAYUGA, ND

Reported on 11-6 that they are seeing good numbers of waterfowl in the area. They stated that with the weather the way it has been and with the forecast they expect another push in the next couple of days. They finished by saying that they expect to see the tail end of the main migration this weekend.

ARROWWOOD WETLAND MANAGEMENT DISTRICT – LOCATION: LYON, ND

Reported on 11-6 that they are seeing strong numbers moving through the area. They stated that they have been seeing good sized flocks of Snow geese. They finished by saying that the weather is supposed to be really cold this weekend and will most likely freeze most of the water.

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 15, 2018

Dan reported on 11-14 that they have wrapped their season up. He stated that diver numbers seemed to be down a little in his area this year. Dan finished by saying that Swan numbers were really good and expects to build on that next year.


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 15, 2018

Kyle reported on 11-14 that the season came to an abrupt end last week with super cold weather and some snow. He stated that it was another bang up year for hunting ducks and geese. Kyle finished by saying that it is now time to get ready to fish the hard water!


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 8, 2018

Brad reported on 11-7 that he has wrapped up his season as the cold weather is coming in. He stated that they still have some ducks in the area but they are staying close to the larger bodies of water. Brad finished by saying that he figures most everything will be locked up by the end of the weekend.







South Dakota Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In east central South Dakota expect a high temp of 38 on Friday with a low of 22 and cloudy skies and a W wind of 10-15 mph. Saturday is expected to be 32 with a low of 16 and partly cloudy skies and a N wind at 10-15 mph. Sunday’s high is expected to be 21 with a low of 11 and mostly cloudy skies with a N wind at 10-20 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SAND LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: ABERDEEN, SD

Reported on 11-27 that due to below-freezing temperatures the past week, the Refuge is 98% frozen over. Some small pockets of water do exist above and below the Sand Lake water control structure. These pockets of water are holding some waterfowl. They finished by saying that there is only a couple hundred Snow Geese in the area, and about 4,000 ducks as well.

WAUBAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: WAUBAY, SD

Reported on 11-27 that a lot of the birds have now pushed through the area. They stated that most everything is froze up now. They finished by saying that they are still seeing a few birds here and there but they are well past peak numbers.



LACREEK NWR – LOCATION: MARTIN, SD

 

Reported on 11-27 that they are pretty much froze solid. They stated that they are seeing some birds here and there but no big numbers.

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 11, 2018

Dave reported on 10-10 that he is currently set up in north central Montana for the week and they are seeing good numbers of puddle ducks and Canada geese in that region. He reported that his home area in west central South Dakota, he has seen a large influx of Mallards and other larger puddle ducks over the past week and he expects the migration to continue to push through from here on out. Dave noted that they see their largest concentration of big northern Mallards and Canada geese showing up later in the season after Thanksgiving though. He is looking forward to another incredible waterfowl hunting season soon to come!


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 15, 2018

John reported on 11-7 that on Wednesday he saw big pushes of birds coming in all day. He stated that there are good numbers of both Specks and Snow geese as well as Bluebills in the area. John finished by saying that it is supposed to get really cold this weekend but then warm back up a bit.


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: October 5, 2018

Marty reported on 10-4 that they really haven't started hunting to hard yet. Marty stated that they do have a good number of local birds around   Marty also reported that they are starting to see some Specks showing up. Marty finished by saying that they are starting groups late next week. 







Wisconsin Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In eastern Wisconsin expect a high temp of 38 on Friday with a low of 31 and mostly sunny skies with WNW winds at 0-5 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 40 with a low of 34 and a 100% chance of rain and ENE winds at 20-30 mph. On Sunday expect a high of 38 and a low of 28 and a 40% chance of a rain/snow mix with a NNE wind at 5-10 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

HORICON MARSH NWR - LOCATION: MAYVILLE, WI

Reported on 11-27 that in their most recent survey conducted on 11-15 they had 30,863 ducks on the refuge. Down from 35,598 in the previous survey. Of them the most common was Mallards with 30,726. They also reported that Canada goose numbers are now at 15,020.

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

Reported on 11-27 that they are now past peak numbers. They stated that they still have ok numbers of Mallards and some divers on the river. They finished by saying that they are well past peak numbers.

CREX MEADOWS  NWR - LOCATION: GRANTSBURG, WI

Reported on 11-27 that pretty much everything has now froze and there is snow on the ground. They stated that they are still seeing some Canada geese though. They finished by saying that there is usually geese that stick around all winter.

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 29, 2018

Mike reported on 11-28 that they ended the guided trips last week and overall it was a pretty good season! He stated that there is still good numbers of Goldeneyes and some Bluebills around. Mike finished by saying that most inland water is now froze and the bays on the big lake are freezing up quickly.


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 8, 2018

Matt's reported on 11-7 that hunting has been fairly hit and miss with the way the weather has been. He stated that the cooler weather that is coming this weekend should help out. Matt finished by saying that they are primarily only seeing divers 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 November 8, 2018

Robb reported on 11-7 that they have a ton of Canada geese in the area right now. He stated that they are in almost every field. Robb finished by saying that they also have a lot of ducks around but they are very spread out due to all the water that is in the area.








Missouri Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In northwest Missouri expect a high temp of 39 on Friday with a low of 34 and a 50% chance of rain with E winds at 10-20 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 35 with a low of 30 and a 70% chance of rain with N winds at 10-20 mph. Sunday’s high is expected to be 36 with a low of 26 and a 40% chance of a wintery mix with a NW wind at 10-20 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: MOUND CITY

Reported on 11-28 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-27 there were 49,194 ducks on the refuge. Down from 78,185. Of the 49,194 the majority were Mallards (48,645). It was also reported that there was 561 Canada geese on the refuge as well as 50,115 Snow geese.


FOUR RIVERS CONSERVATION AREA – LOCATION: SUMNER, MO

Reported on 11-28 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-19 there were 71,961 ducks in the area. Up from from 15,375. Of the 71,961 the majority were Mallards (63,800) and Teal (2,000). It was also reported that there was 3,600 Snow geese.

SWAN LAKE NWR - LOCATION: MIAMI, MO

Reported on 11-28 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-27 there were 70,016 ducks in the area. Up from 55,778. Of the 70,016 the majority were Mallards (62,790). It was also reported that there was 4,000 Snow geese.
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 29, 2018

Scott reported on 11-28 that hunting has been absolutely amazing over the last couple weeks. He stated that there is a ton of ducks in the area and the best success that they have had is in the afternoons in flooded corn. Scott finished by saying that hunting should remain good for another week or two.


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

Last Updated November November 22, 2018

Larry reported on 11-20 that they are starting up in southern Missouri soon. He stated duck numbers seem to be really good. Larry finished by saying that they still have plenty of openings!







Nebraska Waterfowl Migration Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Nebraska expect a high of 34 on Friday with a low of 29 and a 70% chance of a wintery mix with a E wind at 10-20 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 34 with a low of 23 and a 70% chance of snow with a NNW wind at 15-25 mph. Sunday's high is expected to be 27 with a low of 17 and a 40% chance of snow with a NNW wind at 15-25 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

NORFORK  NWR – LOCATION: NORFORK, NE

Reported on 11-27 that they are seeing good numbers of Mallards around. They stated that cooler temperatures have gotten the migration going. They finished by saying that they expect to start seeing heavier goose migration in the next couple weeks.

KEARNEY GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE- LOCATION KEARNEY, NE

Reported on 11-27 that numbers in the area about average for this time of year. They stated they have seen good numbers of gadwalls and Mallards already. They finished by saying that hunting should remain good for a couple more weeks.

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

Reported on 11-27 that they are seeing pretty good duck numbers right now. They stated that they have really good water conditions but it is starting to freeze up. They finished by saying that they feel this has been a pretty good season thus far.
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 22, 2018

JJ reported on 11-20 that hunting has been really good thus far. He stated that they had a cold snap last weekend and that pushed the bulk of the small honkers south. JJ finished by saying that they still have some lessers as well as some big honkers and good Mallard numbers which is making for some really good hunts!


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 November 29, 2018

Please check back next week for Kalend's first report for the 2018 season.


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 22, 2018

Reported on 11-20 that they have really good Canada goose numbers in the area. He stated that they do have some ducks left but the majority have seemed to move on. Larry finished by saying that they still have some openings available in southern Missouri yet this season.







Manitoba Waterfowl Migration Report

 WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In southern Manitoba expect a high of 20 on Friday with a low of 10 and partly cloudy skies with a NW wind at 10-15 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 25 with a low of 17 and mostly cloudy skies with a SSE wind at 10-20 mph. Sunday is expected to be 25 with a low of 12 and cloudy skies with a WNW wind at 10-15 mph.

CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

DAUPHIN LAKE FIELD OFFICE - LOCATION: DAUPHIN LAKE, MB

Reported on 11-6 that they still have decent numbers in the area. They stated that the weather is cooling off a lot this weekend and will most likely push the majority of birds south.

BOISEVAINE AREA OFFICE - LOCATION: BOISEVAINE, MANITOBA

Reported on 10-23 that it has stayed a little warmer than it has been over the last week. They stated that they have good duck numbers in the area with lots of crops being harvested now. They finished by saying that as long as they can still find food they should stick around for a while yet.

OAK HAMMOCK MARSH FIELD OFFICE - LOCATION: STONEWALL, MB

Reported on 10-16 that in the most recent survey conducted on 10-2 there were 4,500 ducks in the area. They also reported that there were 31,000 Canada geese. They finished by saying that they also had 2,100 Snow geese. 



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 8, 2018

Kris reported on 11-7 that they have wrapped up their waterfowl season and have now moved onto Deer season. He stated that they still have a good number of birds in the area. Kris finished by saying that the weather is going to be super cold this weekend and will most likely freeze up the water and that should push most of the birds out of the area.


Outfitter: Daryl StanleySTANLEY'S GOOSE CAMP

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

Last Updated November 8, 2018

Craig Henry reported on Daryl's behalf on 11-7 that though they have ended with clients they are still having some really good hunting. He stated that they have really good numbers of big Canada geese and Mallards in the area right now. Craig finished by saying that it is supposed to get very cold this weekend and he expects the majority of the water will freeze and that will push the bulk of the birds south.







Saskatchewan Waterfowl Migration Report

 WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In southern Saskatchewan expect a high temp of 19 on Friday with a low of 13 and mostly sunny skies with a S wind at 15-20 mph. On Saturday it looks to be 26 with a low of 10 and a 40% chance of snow with a NW wind at 10-20 mph. Sunday’s high is expected to be 16 with a low of 2 and cloudy skies and a NW wind at 10-20 mph.

CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

WADENA FIELD OFFICE - LOCATION: QUILL LAKES REGION

Reported on 10-30 that it has been a fairly cold fall so far this year. They stated that the migration seems to be on the start of the downhill slide. They finished by saying that hunting should remain good for around a week as they are expecting a decent amount of snow.

WEYBURN OFFICE - LOCATION: WEYBURN, SK 

Reported on 10-30 that it has been a cold fall this year. They stated that it has really helped kick the migration off. They finished by saying that hunting should remain good for a week or two.


LAST MOUNTAIN LAKE - LOCATION: REGINA, SK

Reported on 10-23 that bird numbers have remained fairly consistent all fall. They stated that the weather has been cold and they have been getting some snow on and off. They finished by saying that birds should stay in the area for a while yet.


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 1, 2018


Justin reported on 10-31 that they are still bagging a good amount of birds almost daily. He stated that they plan on hunting through the weekend. Justin finished by saying that they are calling for around 8 inches of snow in his area so that may push the birds out.


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 October 11, 2018


Kyle stated that the first big push of Snow geese was really early this season. he said they had as many Snows in his area by the third week of Sept as he normally has by mid October. Kyle said although he has not seen any northern Mallards down in his area yet, that they have limited out on Sandhill Cranes every day this week. Kyle is hoping that the cold temps and early snow don't freeze up the province before the end of the month but for now they are covered in many different species of waterfowl!


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

Last Updated October 25, 2018


Please check back next week for Mike's first report for the 2018 season.




    
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