Western Suburbs of Chicago | Great Gunning Opportunities this Thanksgiving Weekend

Flyway Mississippi Flyway Flyway Location North Name Tom Forman Date 11/22/2015 Specific Location Western Suburbs of Chicago Weather Condition Sunny, Light SW Winds, Temps in the teens! Summary Numerous waterfowlers had such high hopes of a push of new birds as Winter Storm Bella swept through the midwestern states. Bella dumped up to 16 inches of snow throughout the northern suburbs of Chicago along with very strong northwesterly winds. On Saturday, the birds appeared to have sat tight through the storm and did not feed until late in the day. Sunday morning brought bitter cold temps into the single digits with light variable winds. Local geese began to feed late morning and it was not until about 11am when the first flock of migrating geese was spotted. From 11am on, several flocks of geese and sandhill cranes were in migration. Although we did not get the huge push of birds that was much anticipated due to winter storm bella, several new flocks of birds moved into the area late Sunday. The warm up and rains expected late week should make for some great gunning opportunities around the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.