FLORIDA: SO Nov. 7, with 3,000 honkers all ready on St. Mark's Wildlife Refuge and OG. Controlled hunts permitted there Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with purchase of special $3 stamp for each day.
NORTH CAROLINA: Fish and Wildlife reports 45,000 Canadas on Lake Mattamuskett, and peak will not be reached until late in month. Resident jingoist claims lake holds more honkers during winter than any other area in Atlantic flyway and even nation. FF also arriving Pea Island Refuge, and although no gunning permitted there guides available in adjacent areas such as Nags Head, Rodanthe, Hatteras and Ocracoke. No official count as yet from Currituck or Back Bay, but informal counts show more geese than usual for this time of year; OVG generally and SO Nov. 7.
BLUE GOOSE: LOUISIANA: 200,000 blues now in state and 100,000 of these in marshes around mouth of Mississippi, with EG until birds become skittish and congregate on safer mud flats. Other half scattered over southwestern area of state but most concentrated in refuges where water is available despite severe drought which has dried up most ponds in shooting country; OG.