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Name: Bill Dougan 

Date: November 4, 2013

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Weather: Highs of 4 lows of 0 for the coming week rain and showers most of the week with maybe some flurries on Saturday...

Snow Cover: Hope not to see any until the end of November.

Water Conditions: Ponds have been low all summer and fall not a lot of rain so far this fall.

Feeding Conditions: The potato crop is in and 85% of the cob corn harvest is done. The birds are starting to hit the cob fields already.

Species and Numbers: Starting to see more geese showing up this week, lots of mallards and blacks with good numbers of green-wings also. 

Migrations: We are just starting into the second stage of our migration; birds are starting to arrive every day.

Season Stage: We are starting our sixth week of the season, which opened on October 1st.

Hunting Report: Duck hunting has been awesome for the first month of the season. Goose hunting is good but should start to become very good in the next few weeks.

Gossip: Guys are excited that the cob corn is done and birds are starting to hit the fields already. Should be some good hunting coming up in the next few weeks. 


Name: Ray St. John                       

Date: October 28, 2013     

Location: London, ON       

Weather: Temp 3C-10C   

Snow Cover: No snow      

Water Conditions: Water levels are higher than average. Lots of rain this week that has left standing water in fields.

Feeding Conditions: Feeding conditions are excellent. Many bean and corn fields have been harvested. Wet conditions are keeping farmers from tilling the fields.      

Species and Numbers: Canada geese and mallards in moderate numbers. Good local duck numbers this year.

Migrations: Mid-migration, new birds arriving throughout the week.           

Season Stage: Regular season for duck and goose.

Hunting Report: Goose hunting has been excellent. Duck hunting has been fair.

Gossip: The general sense among hunters is that the migration is running at least 1-2 weeks late this year.


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