HOMEWATERFOWL HUNTINGFOREST PRODUCTSJON B. MCANINCH CONSTRUCTION

The key to our success is due to our ability to rotate our hunting sites and keep from over-pressuring the birds. Having access to multiple quality hunting areas spread around the region keeps us from falling into the old problem of having all our eggs in one basket. We averaged 88 birds per person in the 06/07 season, 73 in the 07/08 season, and 60 in the 08/09 season. We shoot a high ratio of drakes to hens and harvested two banded birds in 06/07, four in 07/08, and five in 08/09. Our best season for bands was 05/06 with seven banded birds (including 1 double-banded mallard drake). 

 

2009 / 2010 HUNTING STATISTICS:

 # MEMBERS & PRINCIPLES:  20

# GUESTS:  27

TOTAL BIRDS:  1318

TOTAL DUCKS:  1036

TOTAL GEESE:  282

TOTAL DOVES/OTHER:  0

TOTAL HUNTS FOR DUCKS/GEESE (MAN TRIPS):  256

AVERAGE BIRDS PER MAN PER HUNT:  5.15

MALLARD TOTAL:  331

WIGEON TOTAL:  380

GREEN WING TEAL TOTAL:  63

PINTAIL TOTAL:  71

NORTHERN SHOVELER TOTAL:  25

GADWALL TOTAL:  4

EURASIAN WIGEON TOTAL:  2

SCAUP TOTAL:  0

WOOD DUCK TOTAL:  8

RINGNECK TOTAL:  56

SURF & WHITE WING SCOTER TOTAL:  25

BARROWS GOLDENEYE TOAL:  1

COMMON GOLDENEYE TOTAL:  31

BUFFLEHEAD TOTAL:  31

HARLEQUIN TOTAL:  1

CINNAMON TEAL TOTAL:  1

HYBRID DUCK OR GOOSE TOTAL:  0

CANADA GOOSE (ALL SUBSPECIES COMBINED) TOTAL:  280

WHITEFRONT GOOSE TOTAL:  2

SNOW GOOSE TOTAL:  0

That's 1318 birds total and 49 days hunted this season for an average of 26.9 birds harvested per day of hunting.  Last year we had 1207 birds total in 43 days of hunting, for an average of 28.1 birds per day of hunting.