Cheers to the 2021 Birdtail Waterfowlers who braved the new travel environment and didn’t hesitate once our border opened or restrictions allowed. We all know waterfowl hunters are a breed to their own and can weather anything, but we now know we can’t even be stopped by a worldwide pandemic. We are the 1%.
Every year is special, but I truly can’t thank everyone enough for coming out our way this year, 2020 was a bust and 2021 could have been if it wasn’t for you and your tenacity. Overall we had an exceptional year and shot above our annual average on all species, even with having holes in our season.
We are proud.
Straight to the point, our season was hot and dry with piles of mature birds. For everyone south of us, know that you will need to be on your A-game once they arrive, they ain’t no pine riders – straight vets and wise to our game. Today is November 5th, 2021 and we have yet to get our big push from the north, we are bouncing between the mid-’20s and upper 50’s and holding for a while “they say”. My guess is that we will load up within 2-3 days and stay loaded until we freeze – Canada’s are just starting to show up again.
The Canadian Prairies are defiantly seeing drought-like conditions and the old-timers are saying it’s almost comparable to the 1930s. Thank goodness they also said our area was wet in the 30’s and farming never skipped a beat. If I was to bet, I think limits are going to be adjusted for 2022 or 2023 down in the US, sadly production is going to nose dive. All I can say is we need a hellish snowy winter up here to get us a breeding season.
Thanks again to everyone who had inquired and to the ones that gave us the opportunity!