Pennsylvania Duck and Goose Hunting Report Archive

Posted By:
Larry-Gausch
Field Editor

Morgantown area 11-15-2011 13:12
Mostly Cloudy, No Precipitation – 50-60 Degrees
Took one of my daughters out for the opener. It was her birthday and could not have worked out better. Ended up with five nice canadas. We shot six but one recovered and flew away before my daughter could finish it off. Did not see any ducks at all but there is a fair amount of geese in the area. Did not hear or see anyone else gunnin’ in the area. A couple of friends tried Blue Marsh Lake with no luck at all. “G”

Posted By:
rsmith15214
Web Member

Pymatuining Goose Management area 11-08-2011 19:51
Cloudy, Winds Calm – 45-50 Degrees
Hunted blind 7 Nov. 7. took 9 shoots. 4 hunters no birds. Few birds in range. Most blinds around us shootig birds that where wellover 40yds. Geese and duck numbers are to be expected fot this time of year. Need weather to push more down

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rsmith15214
Web Member

Pymatuining Goose Management area 11-08-2011 19:50
Cloudy, Winds Calm – 45-50 Degrees
Hunted blind 7 took 9 shoots. 4 hunters no birds. Few birds in range. Most blinds around us shootig birds that where wellover 40yds. Geese and duck numbers are to be expected fot this time of year. Need weather to push more down

Posted By:
Col K
Field Editor

Geneva Swamp, Pymatuning 10-29-2011 13:34
Cloudy, Snow & Rain Mix – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
After the initial morning flurry, duck and goose activity was light. Hunting pressure however, was heavy with a few sky-busters. Woodies, Green-Wings, and Mallard continue to be the main bag with a few Ring-Necked Ducks showing up also.

Posted By:
Col K
Field Editor

Geneva Swamp, Pymatuning 10-28-2011 19:22
Cloudy, Heavy Fog – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Fog that lasted well into the morning limited the amount of birds I was able to see this morning. Otherwise, activity was slow.

Posted By:
Col K
Field Editor

Geneva Swamp, Pymatuning 10-27-2011 18:40
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 45-50 Degrees
Duck population as well as activity is good and improving. Local Woodies and Green-Wings are still in the area. Flight ducks are adding to the bulk of the local population and should provide some decent pre-freeze shooting.

Posted By:
Christian-Boyd
Field Editor

Somerset Lake 10-24-2011 08:19
Cloudy, High Winds – 40-45 Degrees
White caps all over the lake last week. The weather wouldn’t cooperate at all with wind and rain most of the week. Small groups of mallards here and there, but nothing solid yet.

The smaller creeks and stream were holding nice groups of Woodies with little hunting pressure (Stonycreek, Beaver Creek).

Very little hunting pressure noted on the lake or on surrounding streams/creeks.

Posted By:
Col K
Field Editor

Geneva Swamp, Pymatuning 10-21-2011 18:34
– – 45-50 Degrees
Geneva: Duck are present in good numbers and are showing signs of the first migrants arriving. Goose activity light.

Pymatuning: Initial flights of mallards showing up in the compound and lake. While birds were plentyful, I saw none outside of the propagation area. Geese are arriving in decent numbers and have increased the numbers present last week. The blinds should be in for a little shooting tomorrow.

Posted By:
Col K
Field Editor

Hartstown Swamp, Geneva Swamp, Lake Wilhelm 10-19-2011 15:22
Mostly Cloudy, No Precipitation – 50-60 Degrees
Hartstown: Duck presence- light but improving, activity light, same for geese.

Geneva: Duck presence: Propagation area holding small flocks of puddlers. May be the first northerners. Geese presence and activity-light.

Lake Wilhelm: Duck presence: observed several resting flocks of Mergansers. Geese: light presence and activity.
Spotted my first flocks of Tundra Swans heading south. Three flocks consisting of a total of about 300 birds.

Summary: At all three locations local birds are making themselves scarce after the first few weeks of the season while also exhibiting signals of northern birds beginning to show up. Just my take.

Posted By:
Col K
Field Editor

Geneva Swamp 10-17-2011 18:35
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 45-50 Degrees
Bright, cloudless, windy day in the Geneva Swamp. Water continues to be high on the Conneaut Outlet all the way through the Geneva Swamp. No action on this part of the Swamp today.

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