The best time of the year for many reasons has almost arrived. Are the first migrators going to be early or late this fall? It is “assumed” they had a good hatch based off of June weather data from the Ungava Peninsula and Hudson Bay areas. The old timers always say on good hatch years they show up a little later than normal as the young birds take longer to make the flight south. On the bad hatch years I have been told you see some earlier migrators here on the shore. (14th-16th) My prediction this year is September 24th for the first high flyers but I am always looking from the middle of the month on. Next full moon is Oct 1st. Once some of this corn gets cut I am sure the residents will be more active. Seems as though the farmers are about 2 weeks behind this year due to the wet weather. I hope to get a resident hunt or two in before the 15th.