Name: Kevin Addy
Date:February 3, 2015
Weather:Lows of single digits and highs in the 30’s again
Snow Cover: We have about 3” covering the ground with threats of more.
Water Conditions: Just about all still water is locked up.
Feeding Conditions: Snow covering the fields but not deep enough to keep the birds from getting food.
Species and Numbers:Both duck and Canada numbers are about the same. Some snows still hanging around.
Season Stage: Ducks closed 1/15 and AP goose closed 1/26.
Hunting Report: Only thing open locally is snows. Lots of scouting and picking the right day is needed now.
Gossip:I’m ready for a warming trend with a snow line to the north.
Name: Mike Bard
Date:February 3, 2015
Weather:A recent snowstorm has blanketed the area with more snow, while temps continue to remain well below freezing.
Snow Cover: Approx. 1 foot
Water Conditions: Most water is frozen over
Feeding Conditions: Poor
Species and Numbers:Very few ducks and geese remain
Season Stage:The regular season has ended
Hunting Report: None
Name: Russell Brzezinski
Date:January 31st. 2015
Location: Southeast Michigan
Weather: Overcast, cloudy, light snow.
Snow Cover: 3” or less
Water Conditions: All lakes and rivers are frozen
Feeding Conditions: Hunting a large corn field
Species and Numbers:Fair number of geese in the area
Good number of resident mallards and blacks in the area and a good number of geese still present.
Migrations:Didn’t see much migrating except some Tundra swans
Season Stage: Late Season stage
Hunting Report: Huntingwas good to really good for geese in our special late season. Worked well to the decoys and call.
Name: Sean M. Fritzges
Date:1 February 2015
Location:Bel Air, MD
Weather:Temps mild this week.
Snow Cover: Sleet and freezing rain, no snow cover at this time in Northern MD.
Water Conditions: Bay tide levels normal.
Feeding Conditions: Canada geese feeding in cut corn and soybean fields.
Species and Numbers: Canada geese numbers increasing with the recent cold temps up north. Major snowfall pushing birds south.
Migrations: Large numbers of new birds in our area of north Harford Co. and increasing.
Season Stage: AP season scheduled to close 4 February
Gossip:Goose hunters preparing for the final downward slope of the AP season. It’s been a very challenging season!!
Name: Marshall Starkey
Weather: A warm up is expected during the middle of the week until the weekend.
Snow Cover: None, but some expected.
Water Conditions: Some small ponds are frozen but the rivers and bay remain wide open.
Feeding Conditions: Cut agricultural fields and impoundments that have recently flooded are holding birds.
Species and Numbers:Canada goose numbers were high throughout the last week of the season.
Migrations: It seemed as though some fresh geese made their way to the upper shore for the last week of the season.
Season Stage:Wednesday marks the last day of the AP goose season. Resident goose season is open. There is a youth waterfowl day this Saturday.
Hunting Report: Saturday was one of the best goose days I have hunted in a while.
Gossip:Time to chase the resident birds in the western zone.
Name: J David Weidner
Snow Cover: Variable across the state
Water Conditions: Excellent
Feeding Conditions: Fair
Species and Numbers:Geese
Migrations: None observed
Season Stage:Late season
Hunting Report: Scouted on Sunday prior to the big game-seems the migratory geese know exactly the “Resident Zone”. Lots of honkers in the central portions of the state – Ice coverage on many roosting ponds must have pushed a lot of snows to the Delaware Bay salt.
Weather: Cold with snow showers at least every other day.
Snow Cover: We have about 10 inches of snow with rain on top and then a 6-degree night. Things are pretty hard.
Water Conditions: Pretty tight
Feeding Conditions: Poor. The latest snow was heavy and wet. Then it froze solid. Fields are pretty hard right now.
Species and Numbers: Not much around. Canada geese are concentrated on rivers. Some snows around in extreme Southern PA.
Season Stage: Over
Hunting Report: Waiting on a warm spell and some snows to return.
Gossip: Long range forecast doesn’t look good for melting much snow the next 10 days.