Moosehunter, based on what I have read about this last season up there, it was so warm that the birds staid where they were for a lot longer than normal. They were were still napping on the 1st while you were waiting for them. The geese supposedly went through Delta in a week later in September. It might have even been only three days according to some folks. They came into Cook Inlet here for about a week and were gone.
And speaking of geese: next year I have a plan for resident geese, but it will require folks to have a long lunch break with the possiblity of getting nothing but muddy boots. Don't let the suspense get to you over the winter.
In FBX you are surrounded by great hunting, but need to get a boat for access. Down on the Delta Clearwater you could get ducks well into the winter if you can deal with the cold and the boat ramp that turns into a glacier. I have seen the pics of those hunts but the numbing cold ain't for me anymore.
A funny thing about this fall was that I ran into a guy down here from FBX that was trying to follow the migration. The birds had not shown up here in any great numbers yet so he was doing a lot of running around in the mud buddy, but not shooting much.