IDAHO: FG on Boise River and Lake Lowell last week with FF of mallards. EG, however for geese on Boise and Snake rivers and in Lake Lowell area; OG.
CALIFORNIA: Tule and Klamath lakes refuges still offering GG for pintails and mallards, but goose kill is down from last year. To date 6,862 hunters have retired 14,002 ducks and 1,359 geese. Comparable period last season saw 5,671 wildfowlers bag 13,300 ducks and 6,565 geese. State managed shooting areas at Grizzly Island, Los Banos, San Luis wasteway and Mendota producing 3 to 4 birds per gun which is well above the 2-bird average at Finney-Ramer and Hazard-Wister areas in south of state. EF of pintails, mallards and teal, however, are general, but GDW needed to bring them into shotgun range.
OREGON: EF of honkers now in Lakeview area in southeastern Oregon. Last week Vic Matthews of Salem pinked limit of three including a 14�-pounder. OVG/EG until F. Malheur public shooting grounds enjoying EF of canvas-backs, pintails, widgeon and teal and OVG as cold wave in Canadian prairie provinces promises to send laggard birds winging south. Areas 1 and 3 at Malheur best for cans, and they are averaging 3� pounds.
WASHINGTON: BW blighting hunters in spite of EF ducks. GG, though, for mallards and pintails in Columbia River Basin grainfields and on Grays Harbor tidal flats. Honker population building up in eastern Washington, but OP until GDW.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: Lower mainland hunters enjoying GG as GDW brought GF of mallards, but main flight still to come. Evening producing best bags. GF of snow geese moving into north of Thompson River area and GDW promises GO.