One such hunter is Avery Pro Staffer Jared Shepard, who hunts out of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Like many hunters in the sugar valley, Shepard has been having a banner season on both ducks and geese. In his weekly report, he states hunting has been "excellent," with limits of ducks being reported on the rivers and creeks that remain open after several weeks of sub-zero weather. Shepard also confirms my own experience (as evidenced by the photo above) that the goose hunting is as good now as it's going to get, with lots of geese setting up shop in area corn and alfalfa fields. "There are more geese here than I have seen in the seven years I have lived out here," said Shepard, who also reported lots of mallards and widgeon still in the area. As long as water stays open and field remained uncovered, that should give Panhandle duck hunters something to target in the last two weeks of season.