Oct 2014 was a great mix of greater and lessor Canadas. The large numbers of Specks migrated out earlier than normal for some reason and the huge bunches of snow geese came later on....go figure, Waterfowl hunting is always changing and the migration is slightly different every year. However we still shot mixed bags with most goose hunts consisting of at least some Specks and snows as well as the big and small Canadas. Alot of our Oct hunts switched and the Duck hunting was better in the morning and the Goose hunting was better in the afternoon whereas in Sept it was just the opposite.
As always the duck hunting just keeps getting better as the season goes on and in Oct the duck hunts are typically all dry field hunts and the ratio changes to 50-50 Mallards and Pintails.
We did take some video footage this year including an absolutely amazing once in a lifetime 25,000 plus Mallards finishing in the decoys hunt, so watch for that coming soon!
On a side note only 3 Bands were killed in 2014, down from 6 Bands killed in 2013 but up from only 1 Band killed in 2012! Not much Banding is done in our area of Saskatchewan and so harvesting waterfowl with bands is extremely rare!
Hope to see you all again next fall!
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