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Name: Mike Hungle

Date: October 17, 2017

Location: Regina, Saskatchewan

Weather: Over the past weekend, overnight temperatures dropped to 12 degrees. However, this coming week, the overnight lows are forecasted to be in the mid-30s with daytime highs pushing 70 degrees.

Snow Cover: None.

Water Conditions: Poor and any water that is around is not frozen.

Feeding Conditions: Excellent

Species and Numbers: Still mostly local birds in the Regina and southern regions.

Migrations: Essentially no migrations this past week.

Season Stage: Seventh week — season opened September 1.

Hunting Report: The northern, central and western regions of the province are experiencing great hunting action with many multiple species hunts occurring.

Gossip: There is an intense low-pressure system forecast to hit Saskatchewan on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, with winds reaching 60 mph. Hopefully such a weather pattern gets birds moving from the north and down to the south.

 

Name: Chris Stoddart

Date: October 17, 2017

Location: Lac Nilgaut, Quebec

Weather: Mainly sunny with occasional showers.

Snow Cover: Nil.

Water Conditions: Open.

Feeding Conditions: Ducks still feeding in back bays and ponds, geese feeding in corn fields.

Species and Numbers: Excellent numbers of Canada geese; moderate

numbers of mallards and black ducks, moderate numbers of ring-neck ducks.

Migrations: Canada geese are still trickling down daily from the north; ring-neck ducks are migrating into the area.

Season Stage: Mid-season.

Hunting Report: Very good for Canada geese, a little slow for ducks.

Gossip: Nothing at this time.

 

Name: Angelo Casbarro

Date: Monday October 16, 2017

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Weather: Temperatures have been ranging from 2 to 18 degrees Celsius over the last week.

Snow Cover: None.

Water Conditions: All water is open.

Feeding Conditions: Most fields, aside from corn, have been harvested.

Species and Numbers: Both duck and goose populations are abundant.

Migrations: The recent drop in temperatures have started the first wave of migrations in the areas. Duck numbers have increased dramatically.

Season Stage: Both duck and goose seasons are open.

Hunting Report: With the recent spike in duck numbers, hunters should be seeing an increase of mixed bag shoots in the field and water.

Gossip: The cold and crisp mornings are resulting in birds moving earlier than they have been in recent weeks. Be sure to get up and out there early!

 

Name: Brody Edmondson

Date: Monday October 16, 2017

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Weather: Zero to 12 degrees.

Snow Cover: None.

Water Conditions: Main roosts have water but otherwise dry.

Feeding Conditions: Corn is starting to be the number one choice.

Species and Numbers: Mid-season lull, geese are still here in numbers but there is starting to be only a few goods feeds around.

Migrations: Still pushing birds south. Low pressure system should push more down this week.

Season Stage: Mid-late season.

Hunting Report: Corn is starting to produce the most successful hunts. Lessers are pushing through making larger feeds.

Gossip: More corn is coming down by the day.

 

Name: Richard Pace Stead

Date: October 17, 2017

Location: Hanna, Alberta 

Weather: Sunny.

Snow Cover: None.

Water Conditions: Dry.

Feeding Conditions: None.

Species and Numbers: Snows/specks/Canadas (lesser/greater)/mallards/pintails 

Migrations: Large number of specks, lessers are pushing out and greaters are moving in, on October 15 large flocks of snows started finally moving in, ducks have started to push out and mainly just great northern mallards coming in.

Season Stage: Mid-season.

Hunting Report: 260 birds in four days with four people.

Gossip: Nothing at this time.


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