Name: Bill Dougan
Date: November 10, 2014
Weather: Temperatures will be ranging from lows of -20 to highs of - 8. Mostly sunny for this week with moderate winds.
Snow Cover:Had some snow over the last couple of days about 10 cm or so.
Water Conditions: a lot of water is now frozen up thru out most of the province.
Feeding Conditions:Feeding conditions will be hard for the birds with all this snow and frozen ground.
Species and Numbers: A lot of birds have left the area, still some diver shooting to be had.
Migrations:The northern parts of the province are frozen up and with all this snow that should push a lot of birds south within the next few days.
Season Stage: We are just starting our ninth week of the season which opened on September 8.
Hunting Report:Guys are still having some great diver hunts up north the early part of last week.
Gossip: The hunting in northern Alberta and in the Edmonton area was awesome this year Hunting in the southern areas was okay but not great.
Date:November 9, 2014
Weather:Getting cold, morning frost, some snow.
Snow Cover: Nil
Water Conditions: Open
Feeding Conditions:Ducks still using back bays and ponds; Canada geese using corn and soybean fields.
Species and Numbers:Good numbers of mallards, ring-neck ducks. Excellent numbers of Canada geese.
Migrations:Goldeneye and bufflehead starting to arrive. Wood ducks have pushed further south.
Hunting Report: Excellent
Gossip: Nothing at this time.