Gus Laws From Princeton, CA reports: “This past weekend the weather system made the birds move around a lot through out the valley, I was driving around the southern part of Chico and saw few good bunches of specks and snow geese feeding in the rice along with sand hill cranes and ducks. On the west side of I5 reports from Sacramento NWR were grinding heavily in the flooded rice. Mainly snow geese in a majority of rice fields with specks mixed in, while a few large flocks fed just west of the main grind.” Here is a picture of one of many speck decoy spreads Gus used to kill geese with and a picture of this past weekend.
Forrest Carpenter from Haskell, TX reports: “This was a solid west Texas beatdown with an 11 man limit of specks, 23 Canada geese and a sandhill to top it off! SOOOO many specks showed up this weekend it wasn’t even funny. We went from 25k to about 60 in two days!”
Roland Cortez in Stuttgart reports: “There are still a lot of specks in the area. Hunting has been good and the birds are responding good to calling and decoy spreads. The last cold front front brought more birds on down and hunting is getting better every day.”
Gene Carter from Northern California Reports: “The weather has been mild and upper 70’s first part of week then turning colder by the end of week highs in the 50’s with rain over the weekend. All waterfowl spices are starting to show up in good numbers but specks are very plentiful in California especially in the upper Sacramento valley. This last week we received another push of new birds in the area I hunt “Sutter Basin” really looking forward to this waterfowl season.”
Tom Tow from Tioga North Dakota Reports ” We saw some good bird movement this past week but the specks didn’t work so this weekend just Snows and Roosters.”