I receive these reports every so often from waterfowler.com, which is a great resource. I thought I would pass it along:
MID-SEASON SUMMARY December 21, 2005 While the Winter Solstice marks the
first official day of winter, significant snow accumulation and
below-average temperatures in the north have fueled the best waterfowl
season in the past few years for many hunters. If you¹re a northern hunter
who didn¹t quite get your fill of ducks this season, now is the time to make
plans for southern waterfowl adventure.
Hello folks, and, as always, welcome to the mid-season waterfowl report from
A quick glance at the current Snow Cover analysis map from the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) paints a picture of the
perfect waterfowl season for many hunters in the southern portions of the
United States. With snow covering nearly 50% of the U.S. and favorable jet
steam patterns during major migrations of waterfowl, ducks are stacked up in
the southern portions of the Central and Mississippi Flyways.
In the Atlantic Flyway, Florida hunters have been treated to abnormally high
numbers of waterfowl, as ducks from the Mississippi Flyway rode the jet
stream into the Sunshine State. Whether the influx of fowl can be
attributed to favorable winds or the lack of food sources in areas
devastated by hurricane Katrina and Rita, this will be a season few Florida
hunters will forget.
While migration in the Pacific Flyway has been less frenzied, current storm
systems in the Pacific Northwest are stirring the pot, and could provide a
nice mix of birds for the holiday menu.
To read the complete Mid-Season Summary and the current Migration Update,
visit http://www.waterfowler.com today.