Name: Bill Dougan
Date: October 13, 2014
Weather: Temperatures will be averaging around + 12 for high to + 2 for the lows and mostly sunny for the week with possible showers on Wednesday.
Snow Cover: Hopefully none for the next month or so.
Water Conditions: The water levels are still low in some ponds. It has been a very dry fall so far this season.
Feeding Conditions: Feeding conditions are good most of the harvest is in now.
Species and Numbers: There are good numbers of both ducks and geese here now. Starting to see more snows and specs and a few swans.
Migrations: A lot of birds still in northern parts of the province. Weather is still good up north need some cold weather to push more birds south.
Season Stage: We are just starting our fifth week of the season which opened on September 8.
Hunting Report: Still some great hunting up north and some awesome hunting in Edmonton area. Hunting is starting to pick up in the southern areas as well.
Gossip: Seeing lots of swans in the area.
Name: Chris Stoddart
Date:Oct 13, 2014
Location:Lac Nilgaut, QC
Weather:Clear and cooler (average hi 48; average low 37 degrees).
Snow Cover: Nil
Water Conditions: Open
Feeding Conditions: Excellent in back bays and ponds
Species and Numbers:Excellent numbers of wood ducks, very good numbers black ducks, ring bills. Average numbers of scaup.
Migrations:No noticeable migrations, just local birds
Season Stage: Mid - season
Hunting Report: Good
Gossip: Duck hunting is really good, lots of numbers. Quebec moose hunt in full swing.
Name: Mike Bard
Date:October 14, 2014
Location:Walkerton, Ontario Canada
Weather:Overcast, rainy, warm, and windy.
Snow Cover: None
Water Conditions: Low
Feeding Conditions: Good and improving.
Species and Numbers:Canada goose numbers are excellent while duck numbers are low, but improving.
Migrations:Small push late last week into the weekend and have stalled since.
Hunting Report: The goose hunting has been very good with duck hunting hit or miss.