Up north and across the border, our Canadian brothers in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario begin their traditional duck seasons in September, anytime from the first to the third week, depending on province and zone. "I'm definitely seeing more birds this year," said Mike Hungle, a flyway manager for Avery Outdoors and resident of Regina. "Mallards, mostly, but lots of teal. Teal numbers are way up. And the sandhill cranes are starting to move into the (Regina) area now, so it's getting close. A couple more weeks, and the first snow geese will be here."