Opening weekend 2017 Newsletter

Eagle Lakes 2017 Opening Newsletter
October 16, 2017
Eagle Lakers,
What a great way to start the 2017 season, 40 limits by 9 AM!! Backed that up with a great Sunday 36 limits out of 41 shooters. Had a couple groups that had to hit the road before we could get them taken care of. We also ran 2 afternoon shoots on Sunday that limited by 5 PM. Monday morning started off a little slow for most of the groups but everybody was getting close, by midday. Looks like we might have to run one afternoon hunt. One group shot their 21 ducks in about 10 minutes this morning. Some of the guides kids and Grandkids got to whack a bunch of Mallards this weekend as well. Harvested almost 700 ducks in the first few days. This is the best local hatch of ducks we’ve had in a long time.
We still have some great dates available for both hunting as well as lodging during these cycles. Don’t be disappointed, get your trip booked now!! Call the office for dates!
Goose shooting
The migratory lessers have been arriving the last few days. There is also a tremendous amount of local honkers around that should produce some great goose shooting or a nice alternative for a combo hunt after you have limited on ducks. Most of the corn is just being harvested now and the winter wheat and triticale is going in right behind the potato crops. We are putting in a bunch of new pits in some great locations for some bang up hunts to come.
Grande Prairie Alberta
The shooting in Canada was nothing short of phenomenal. We Limited on ducks and geese every day but two and they were still dynamite hunts. We had 7 days where we limited on both ducks and geese by 11 AM in some fresh cut peas. The duck hunting over water was outstanding as well. Our last few duck hunts lasted less than an hour. Ryan is booking for 2018 right now so if you are interested contact him directly @ 509-528-8754 or ryanbernsen@yahoo.com
Lodge
Here at the lodge we got brand new beds and pillows for your comfort. New bedding is also on its way that was back ordered. The floors were completely re done and shining like new. Brand new carpet is in the works just running a little behind. We built a new cabinet to hold our new 80” TV which is being installed next week. That way we all can enjoy some college football games. The whole facility looks outstanding. Kaci and Becky will take care of all your scheduling needs. Happy to announce all our great servers have returned.
Food
Betty and Bonnie are back again creating some delicious meals with great presentations. The reviews were overwhelming opening weekend. The girls will be happy to share some of their fabulous duck and goose recipes for your enjoyment at home as well. Can’t wait to see all of you soon and thanks as always for your support.

Michael J Bernsen Owner
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