Sept. 29- Oct. 5, 2013
This was an amazing week. The field duck action has heated up. Evening duck hunts are fast and furious. We hosted two youth hunts for our local Ducks Unlimited chapters.
These kids got to do lots if shooting.
One duck hunt we harvested a limit of 64 ducks in less than 20 minutes.
Lots of Canada geese around. Migration is in full swing. With mild weather in the forecast, we should be in for 2-3 more great weeks of hunting.
Sept. 22-28, 2013
Specklebellies have started to head south and the little Canadas are rolling in pretty fast. Lots of geese around right now.
Duck numbers are amazing. Starting to see some of the big mallards coming in from the north. Lots of pintails as well. The bluebills have taken over the big water. Saw three huge rafts while scouting the lake this week.
Sept. 22-28, 2013
We can't keep the specklebellies and Canadas out of the decoys. Limits on geese all week. The little Canadas from the north have started to come down. Hunt of the week was a 7 man limit of geese (56) in 45 minutes.
Weather has stabilized from from the first blast from the north and the birds are holding with all the food around this year.
The biggest complaint we have with our duck hunts is that the flocks are too big and too close. A good problem to have though.
Definitely not short of numbers right now.
Sept. 15-21, 2013
This is the most specklebellies I have seen here. This was an amazing week for specks. Our hunters filled out on their limits of specks each morning before the Canadas would even start to fly.
We had several "double limit" hunts this week which means hunters harvested their limits of ducks and geese in the same field in the morning.
We had our first little cold snap that brought a full day of rain. Temps In the 50's and a north wind for two days started the first big push of the migration.
One rainy morning this week, 6 hunters got their limit of 48 geese in about 40 minutes.
Sept. 8-14, 2013
Temps are still in the 80's. Warm for this time of year. Harvest hasn't skipped a beat so there are plenty of crops down and lots of birds. Hunting is as consistent as it can be. Found some small isolated duck shoots in barley and wheat swaths that turned out to be pretty amazing.
Sept. 1-7, 2013
Very warm weather. Harvest is in full swing and the specklebellies are rolling in by the thousands.
Above average rainfall for June and July has the lakes and ponds full. Local duck production is excellent.
July 14, 2013
Local spring hatch is looking great for this season.
We had 7+ feet of snow this winter and plenty of rain in June and July. Water levels in the lakes, rivers, creeks and ponds are high and the crops in the farmland are in great shape.
We should experience some tremendous duck numbers this year.