The Lone Oak Duck Club is an L-shaped tract of land in Bates County, Missouri. As the duck flies it’s roughly three miles northwest of the Four Rivers Waterfowl Management area. It was founded in 1979. I know because I … Continue reading →
Good opening weekend at the Lone Oak Duck Club, then tapering off. Now we’re iced up but hopefully not for long thanks to climate change. This cold weather should bring new birds down from up north (or push the ones that are here on down south). We’ll see what the rest of the season brings.
Speaking of climate change, the current issue of Delta Waterfowl magazine has an article about waterfowl migrating later than they used to.
Short answer:less severe winter weather and more acres of corn being planted in the Dakotas.
In fact the last few years some mallards and Canada geese haven’t migrated’t all. They don’t do it just because they like to fly.
Meanwhile we’re having fun and that’s what it’s all about.