The spring hatch up in central Manitoba during the spring of 2014 was beyond exceptional therefore the local birds and the start of the migration made for quite a site by the time we started our hunt which is always September 24th. So as you can imagine and as all our guests who have hunted with us in the past can testify, I was pretty pumped and excited for the season to begin!
On opening day it was extremely warm with a high of +28 Celsius. The hunting was still excellent as groups saw excellent mallard and goose hunting that opening day. The next day also, saw limits of greater Canada’s which where had by 8:30 a.m.! The high that morning was +30 Celsius which of course really put a hold on the migration, but nonetheless, plenty of birds where around to make for some “world class” hunting! On September 26, all groups shot their limits of mallards and greaters on the fields in +30 Celsius temperatures but the next day finally a cold front really saw the temperatures dip to +7 C with a low at night of +2 C. Sitting by the fire that night with the guests, we could really hear the snow geese and greater/ lesser Canada geese coming down from the north. That next morning, our good ole buddy the `General ‘ was back in camp with his crew and they had all their birds by 9:00a.m.! Even the next two days the `General ‘and his party had their mallards and greater Canada’s out in the grain fields!
With the cold front that lasted the next several days, birds littered the fields and marshes. The one morning even our husband and wife parties from Alaska and Minnesota saw some snow flurries in the morning but also saw `World Class Waterfowl Hunting` with it! They told us; `that they had never seen bird hunting like this before, as they too have hunted birds all over North America. On October 7th, 10 inches of snow hit parts of the north which really pushed the birds down. From here on in the hunting was unbelievable and stayed good to the end. It stayed extremely warm till well into November and lots of birds were still around till November 10th due to the open water yet!”
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for hunting Waterfowl with us this fall and hope to see you all again real soon!!