Seth Ousley reports: “The southern part of Louisiana is finally seeing some decent pushes of specks coming in on the north winds we have been seeing. Hunters are finally putting some birds on their straps. I expect to see a definite increase in birds over the next 7-10 days. Good times have come our way.”
Tom Tow reports: “the migration is in full swing in NW North Dakota, been seeing lots of ducks and geese headed south but there’s still plenty holding here. Should be a good rest of the week with a big storm pushing in.”
Guy Laws from Walnut Creek, California reports as of yesterday, “hunting has been very tough. With warm temperatures, full moon, and no cold weather to push the birds around, hunting has come to a stand still. Starting tonight and going into Friday night the weather is calling for a drastic drop in temperature change with a possibility of some weather coming in. This should help push more northern birds down to the valley as well as push a lot of the birds around the valley around.”
Rickey Bourque reports from South Louisiana “Down here the birds are beginning to get ramped up for what looks to be a promising season. The past weekend during a youth hunt we observed several flocks of specks averaging around 25 birds but all flying high. The weather has not been in our favor the past week but may change soon for our season opening weekend. I will have more to report after a full week of hunting.”
Brent Sawyer reports “Cooler temperatures this weekend definitely made it feel like hunting season finally. We had a good push of birds into SW Louisiana. Specks are still isolated into specific regions but are beginning to spread out some. Snow geese are also beginning to show up which has the specks working in and around the larger bodies of water. From the last survey duck counts are up in Louisiana, signifying an excellent migration leading into our duck opener. I’m hoping this is a hint of what’s to come.