That is very true, About 7-10 years ago it seamed like mea weekend was right in the peak of the migration for both snow geese and big flocks of mallards, but latley it seems like there is good hunting early and then great hunting later right before freeze up. MEA can be a very productive weekend with good scouting, but it can also be in the middle of the migration.
I always tell people the best time to hunt up here is the last three days before freeze-up :lol: of course with our weather that could be at anytime in oct-nov-dec......it would be hard to set a time for a migration.
My father hunted in the Cando area during MEA last year, and he felt he was a few days too late. There were some northern Mallards on the water that was still open, but he had to put on a lot of miles to find them. It is give and take every year trying to predict the migration.
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