Season Summary: Updated February 6, 2017.
Name: Brody Edmondson
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Notable Weather Changes/Differences This Season: It was another warm season until it dropped quickly pushing the northern birds straight through to the USA.
Winter Snow Summary: Had almost no snow until season end (Nov. 30).
Season Water Conditions: Water was still open until mid-December around hunting areas.
Overall Feeding Conditions: Very few fields not double tilled by the end of season.
Duck Numbers Compared to Previous Years: Early-season mallard numbers were up substantially, but our late-season grind didn’t change. The warm weather held the birds up north, all season.
Goose Numbers Compared to Previous Years: Goose numbers until mid-season were excellent and then we dealt with the same issue as the ducks. The geese stayed up north for longer periods of time.
Notable Duck Migrations: Early season we pushed a lot of juvie birds through our area and then again in early October.
Notable Goose Migrations: Third week of September was the biggest push of our season.
Overall Hunting Report: Another great early season in our books, but if you didn’t want to drive 10 hours every weekend to hunt large mallard numbers up north, the time was spent in the boat chasing big walleye instead.