Updated November 20, 2015


Name: Eric Bartlett

Date: 11/16/15

Location: Hollis, Maine

Weather: We had clear skies with temps around 40 with heavy winds.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: Cold and free of ice. White caps forming.

Feeding Conditions: Shore line scavenging amongst the fallen leaves

Species and Numbers: 30 greenheads and 3 common goldeneye.

Migrations: We haven’t seen any real influx of birds coming or going.

Season Stage: We are into the second season of the hunt.

Hunting Report: A hand full of ducks came into the area this week but nothing wanted to commit. Most birds acted shy but did vocalize to some degree and responded to calling.

Gossip: In our area there just doesn’t seem to be many ducks coming through. I have to imaging that geological conditions have pushed them to migrate differently. I have heard that far north has been a banner year for ducks and geese and that is most likely a side effect of better agriculture. As things begin to ice up possibly this will increase our odds at getting the ducks pushed into our areas of hunting.


Name: David Beck

Date: November 16, 2015

Location: Fort Plain, New York

Weather: Sunny, highs in the 50’s, lows in the 20’s.

Snow Cover:  None

Water Conditions: High

Feeding Conditions: Geese are feeding in cut corn fields and alfalfa fields.

Species and Numbers: Good numbers of Canada geese, numbers of ducks are increasing slowly.

Migrations: Waiting for a good push of new birds.

Season Stage: Goose season closes at the end of this week; it’s the middle of duck season.

Hunting Report: Solid numbers of geese in fields makes for good hunts. Great hides in the field that the geese are in as well.

Gossip: I took a 14 year old Amish boy out last week and he shot his first limit of geese ever. The look on his face was priceless!


Name: Steve Sullivan

Date: November 16, 2015

Location: Lisbon, New York

Weather: Weather has been unseasonably warm. Normal weather would be light snow at night in the upper teens and low 30s during the day. We are experiencing upper 50s during the day and 40s at night.

Snow Cover: One day last week we had a dusting of snow. It was gone by day break.

Water Conditions: Water conditions have been very mild with temps.

Feeding Conditions: The best feed for all birds. Nothing is frozen and all crops have been harvested.

Species and Numbers: Canada geese are pushing south yet nothing pushing to fast as the weather and feed is great. But also new birds coming in. Ducks seem to be held up in Canada yet. I have seen a few flight birds but nothing to get excited about.

Migrations: Same as above.

Season Stage: We have about three weeks to our duck and goose season until it closes.

Hunting Report: Good hunting can be had.


Name: Robert Vellucci

Date: 11/17/2015

Location: Clinton, NJ

Weather: More warm temperatures.

Snow Cover: N/A

Water Conditions: Low

Feeding Conditions: Good

Species and Numbers: Still some teal around with Canada geese and mallards.

Migrations: Nothing noticeable

Season Stage: Ducks re-opened on Saturday.

Hunting Report: Did ok on Saturday, a few teal and mallards in the bag.

Gossip: The rut was almost non-existent this year.


Name: Dave Weidner

Date: 11/17/15

Location: Hamilton Square, New Jersey

Weather: Record warm

Snow Cover: N/A

Water Conditions: Low

Feeding Conditions: Good

Species and Numbers: Ducks and geese – low

Migrations: Nothing significant to report.

Season Stage: Middle

Hunting Report: 70F temperatures have all but stalled what little migration of waterfowl we may have had. Duck numbers appear low as I only saw three birds on the 2nd split opener and goose numbers have not increased that I can see.

Gossip: Good surf fishing now.


Name: Marshall Starkey

Date: 11/16/15

Location: Essex, MD

Weather: Seasonably warm with temps in the 60s and lows in the 40s.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: Above average

Feeding Conditions: Most corn fields have been cut by now.

Species and Numbers: There are still a good number of Canada geese from Chestertown north to Kennedyville.

Migrations: There are new geese arriving every week.

Season Stage: AP goose season opens on Saturday.

Hunting Report: The AP goose season begins the first split on Saturday. Most guys are busy hunting the rut looking for a big buck.

Gossip: Opening day for AP goose is upon us!


Name: Kenny Gray

Date: November 17, 2015

Location: Chestertown, MD

Weather: Seasonal

Snow Cover: None at this time.

Water Conditions: Good

Feeding Conditions: Canada geese are feeding on harvested cornfields with winter wheat cover crop.

Species and Numbers: Good numbers of Canada geese, puddle duck numbers about average. Divers and snows aren’t here yet.

Migrations: Last week saw a good push of puddle ducks, hopefully they will stick around and we will get another push of Canada geese for our opener next weekend.

Season Stage: Duck season opened back up on Saturday. Goose season will open this Saturday and run through the Friday after Thanksgiving when it will close for Maryland firearms deer season.

Hunting Report: Not bad, limits could be had with work.

Gossip: Congratulation to John Taylor of Bay Country Calls and Avery Outdoors on this winning the 2015 World Championship Live Duck Contest in Easton, MD, last weekend.  Besides John’s win, check out all the final rounds on Facebook at World Championship Goose Calling, David Coleman’s live goose routine on a tube call is amazing!!


Name: Sean M. Fritzges

Date: 16 November 2015

Location: Abingdon, MD

Weather: Temps up and down. Cold, cool, warm, HOT!!! No snow, little rain.

Snow Cover: None.

Water Conditions: Tide levels normal.

Feeding Conditions: Geese continuing to feed in cut corn and bean fields. Most bean fields in our area now being harvested. Geese also feeding along fresh water ponds in the warm daytime sunlight.

Species and Numbers: Numbers good. Fewer birds noticed this week.

Migrations: Starting to slow as warm weather has been consistent this week.

Season Stage: First split of AP season to open this Saturday 21st.

Hunting Report: Deer hunters frustrated in our area as warm weather has seemed to delay the rut or have action very slow. Cooler weather furcated this week with rain to stir up the woods excitement.

Gossip:  No gossip….looking forward to getting into the goose pits!!


Name: Jeff Kreit

Date: 11/17/15

Location: Baltimore, MD

Weather: Warn, going to cool off for opening day.

Snow Cover: N/A

Water Conditions: Lakes and pond full.

Feeding Conditions: Last for the corn is cut.  Winter wheat up good now.

Species and Numbers: Goose number still low.

Migrations: Cool front this weekend should bring down new birds.

Season Stage: Starts on Saturday

Hunting Report: Will report next week.


Name: Bryn Witmier

Date: 11/17/2015

Location: Strausstown, PA

Weather: Record warmth!

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions:  Low

Feeding Conditions: Excellent

Species and Numbers: Good amount of geese. Not many ducks.

Migrations: Not much happening.

Season Stage: Ducks and geese opened on Saturday.

Hunting Report: Shot a few geese in the high winds on Saturday.  We could use a weather pattern change.

Gossip: So far this has been the warmest November on record.


Name: Kevin Addy

Date: November 17, 2015

Location: Reading, PA

Weather: Abnormally warm and windy this past week.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: Water levels are normal to low.

Feeding Conditions: Good — most fields have been harvested and many planted with cover crop.

Species and Numbers: Below average numbers of ducks and average numbers of geese for this time of the year. Numbers will continue to fluctuate as new birds arrive and others move further south.

Migrations: Birds continue to trickle down here and there.

Season Stage: Early / mid – Both ducks and geese opened on the 14th.

Hunting Report: Hunting has been a grind with the warm weather. We shot a combo of 19 ducks and geese on the opener. Not much flew with the warm temps and high winds.

Gossip: Everyone wants some cold weather to get birds moving.


Name: Bradley Bradshaw

Date: 11-17-15

Location: Rose Hill, NC

Weather: Upper 40’s to mid-60’s.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: Rivers are high due to rain.

Feeding Conditions: Feeding around ponds and some fields.

Species and Numbers: Wood duck numbers are increasing along with a few mallards. Teal numbers are up.

Migrations: Wood duck migration is noticeable

Season Stage: 2nd week of season.

Hunting Report: Mostly wood ducks limits and a few mallards and teal.

Gossip: Seeing a few more ducks in local hunting spots.