I was up there fishing, I love big walleye.
Some acquaintances from Wisconsin were giving me the reports everyday at noon when they'd put up the shotguns and come out to fish. An aside, they mentioned you can now bring in 3 shotguns for $25, the rules just changed. I have NOT verified this though.
I did not think there were as many geese around Winnipeg as normal for this time of year. Their first frost was just this past Saturday, October 13 believe it or not. The rivers were running 53 degrees yet though they were 50 ish the morning I left.
Much like the states, in the mid 90's I'd actually have farmers up there ask me to come hunt. Now everything is getting leased up from what I'm told but the hunters I meet up there. Most have adjusted by "gifting" their farm hosts more substanially to maintain fields and marsh accesses.
Vegetarian - old Indian word for poor outdoorsman