Mexico Duck Hunting Conditions 2011
1-6-2010 BEST DUCK HUNTING IN YEARS!
The 2009-2010 Duck Hunting season has been one of our best at Pintail Lodge. The freshwater ponds are full and hunters are getting oportunities to experience thousands of redheads and pintails circling overhead. Similar to last year, flocks of redheads are numerous on the Laguna but the number of ducks on the freshwater ponds has risen much higher in 2010. Thousands of pintails, teal, wigeon and other species are frequenting the ponds on the Pintail Lodge property.
12-20-2008 Pintail Lodge Duck Hunting Conditions in Mexico
As always the Ducks are plentiful down at Pintail Lodge in December! They were a little late getting down here this year but all varieties are now in the area and the hunting has been fantastic. The ponds are full and the Laguna blinds are producing great hunts.
In addition to great duck hunts the geese have been plentiful and we have been able to provide some great hunting opportunities in early December.
Dove and quail hunts are similar to the 2008-9 season producing respectable numbers.
1-29-09 Duck Hunting Conditions in Mexico
The season is winding down and duck hunting has been good, but not great. Redheads have been plentiful on the Laguna but the freshwater ponds have been slow. Due to weather conditions up north, the ducks were a little late this year. This could make for a productive February.
Dove and quail hunts continue to be excellent.
WFC Breeding Survey 2009
**WATERFOWL POPULATIONS EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT INCREASES **
The results of the 2009 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey
have been published, and the results are nothing short of outstanding and a
reason to celebrate. Pond counts within the survey area were up 45% over
2008 and 31% above the long-term average. Waterfowl numbers are up 13% over
2008 and 25% above the long-term average.
With the exception of Widgeon and Redheads all other species experienced
double-digit increases over 2008 survey results - with mallards up 10%,
Pintail 23% and Canvasback 35%.
While Redhead numbers are down 1% for 2008, they remain 62% above the
long-term average along with the other top contenders, with Gadwall at 73%,
Green-winged Teal at 79%, Blue-winged teal at 60% and Northern Shoveler at
92% above the long term average.
The struggling Northern Pintail population experienced a welcomed 23%
increase over 2008, bringing them to 20% below the long-term average. Scaup
numbers jumped 13% over 2008, and 25% above the long-term average.