Persistent drought conditions continue to plague hunting in North and South Dakota. Competition is high for good hunting habitat and hunter success is low. With birds consolidated into smaller areas, hunting pressure has forced birds to nocturnal feeding habits. In short, hunting is difficult and frustrating for many resident and non-resident waterfowl hunters on the prairie. Hunter success in Colorado ranges from fair to poor as local birds are gone and the northern migrants have yet to arrive in substantial numbers. Gadwall, widgeon and green-wing teal are on the move in Oklahoma and Nebraska with mallard number slow to build. Canada goose numbers are fair in the plains states, with no significant reports of snow goose activity thus far this season.
Season Looks Bleak
Not a very good outlook for duck hunting this season, as many of us have experienced it already reaffirsm what we already know. Hopefully it snows a lot this winter and fills all of them pot holes back up again or it could be more of the same for next hunting season.