Hunters’ attention has turned toward deer, which might be a good thing — waterfowl conditions and numbers in western Pennsylvania aren’t prime, according to this week’s report from Avery Outdoors Pro-Staff member David Rearick:
Date: Nov. 29
Weather: Cold nights, moderate days of sunshine.
Snow cover: A dusting over the weekend.
Water conditions: Low.
Feeding conditions: Feeding conditions are still good, not much has changed in the last few weeks.
Species and numbers: Low numbers of both ducks and geese.
Migrations: Aside from last week’s Tundra swan migration, there has been little activity.
Season stage: Most all season are currently open, with goose season closing for a few weeks of deer season.
Hunting report: Despite good weather over the weekend with wind from the west, hunting is still slow. I had high hopes for bird movement during our hunt on Lake Erie on Saturday, and there was very little to speak of. Not sure where the birds are, but they better think about making and a appearance shortly before we are frozen solid.
Gossip: There are some reports of new birds over in Ohio, but in Pennsylvania things are still very slow and birds number are as low as I have seen them in some time. Across the board many hunters are having slow days with a few good hunts when the birds are found feeding. No one has seen it this slow in quite some time from what I am hearing.