2018 Waterfowl Reports

1/3/18 @ 9:13 AM
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Gander Dander
Gander Dander
USER since 4/15/09

Another New Year, Post your pics and/or comments here for 2018!

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8/10/18 @ 6:28 PM
Blowing feathers
Blowing feathers
USER since 2/15/16

Seen a few fields filling with geese by Sparta driving to Minnesota today 

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8/10/18 @ 5:05 PM
nocfisher
nocfisher
USER since 5/27/17

WE NEED SOME WATER

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4/23/18 @ 12:52 PM
duckjunkie
duckjunkie
USER since 11/3/08

Geese are staring to show up here in larger numbers. I swear they got that" what the hell" look  Current measurement on the Gile flowage was 38 - 40 inches of ice

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4/23/18 @ 7:30 AM
Gander Dander
Gander Dander
USER since 4/15/09

Unfortunately, a large majority of the nested birds that I have been watching for the last couple of weeks, have "lost" their nests. Sand-Hills, Geese and Ducks. Bitter cold, lots of snow, and rising ice and water took it's toll. I'll give em credit, they sat as long as they could. Hopefully, they may try to set again.

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4/19/18 @ 8:08 PM
Treeshark
Treeshark
USER since 4/5/09

It took me almost the whole weekend to find a silver lining to this stupid snow, but I found it while shoveling the end of my driveway for the 10th time late Sunday afternoon as a pair of mallards flew over.

Big snow+big melt= water for a good duck breeding season (hopefully)

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4/19/18 @ 11:59 AM
Mr.Seaguar
Mr.Seaguar
MEMBER since 2/5/05

Not really a report, but I have been thinking about duck hunting so much lately. I got my shotgun out and swung it a few times, sorted through my old, ancient decoys and decided that I need new ones. Actually, wife's cousin decided I need new ones, with laughter and finger pointing. How long til the season? Too long, if you think about it. 

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3/27/18 @ 5:25 PM
50fps
50fps
USER since 11/29/10

Although the MZ zone has drifted away from it's original intent it all comes back to what input has given at the meetings and hearings.

The LMZ was given a chance, yet the support for it wasn't there.

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3/19/18 @ 6:57 PM
grizwald
grizwald
USER since 2/6/09

Birds are back! Seen geese and mallards paired up! Never shortage of water in God's country!

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3/18/18 @ 8:00 AM
duckjunkie
duckjunkie
USER since 11/3/08

Definitely lost opportunity. I could have seen possibly changing the north/south boundary if anything. I think the current structure, while not perfect, was best for everyone in the state. 

Edited on 3/18/18 8:37 AM
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3/17/18 @ 10:18 PM
MuskyHunter
MuskyHunter
USER since 6/17/01

What has been improved? We have lost oppertunity with what has been offered this year.

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