By Jeff Kurrus
While two snowstorms in the Northern Front Range of Colorado delayed field hunting during the state's first good push of migrating ducks nearly two weeks ago, warmer temperatures have allowed corn harvest to begin and hunters last weekend were killing ducks over stubble. Mostly mallards, wigeon, gadwall, pintails, and divers were being located, and hunters were doing well hunting late afternoons.
"We find using several dozen full body GHG duck decoys, a few GHG FFD Goose decoys, and 3-5 Mojos seem to work best during the cornfield hunts," Avery Pro Staffer Vance Stolz from Colorado says.
But finding water will also be a good option in the coming days. "We've had several thousand dark geese and well as some snows make it here to the Front Range, and these geese are primarily concentrated on some of our larger reservoirs in the Windsor and Fort Collins area," Stolz added. With the goose season starting Saturday, the conditions are setting up well for a strong opening.
Report near Gunnison, Colorado from DU Migration Map
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011
Time: Early morning
Temp: 10-20 degrees