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2020 Waterfowl Reports
Nothing flying this morning compared to yesterday waukesha county private
Bird numbers were 100 times more today in the southern part of the state than previous weekends. Prob seen 1000 mallards and as many geese. Finally had a little flooding in the corn to bring some down. So many flying really high. Shooting was great on mallards and geese. Will post some pics of a baked duck from the oven.
Eau Claire County, saw 2 flocks of tundra Swans headed south.
managed 2 nice green heads this a.m. missed a couple more. Hunted till 9 ish. Spent from 11 till 3 picking boughs close to big resivior I've been hunting. Mallard after mallard dumping in from everywhere. Landing where I have not seen mallards all year. One large flock of woodies as well. Migration day boys!
Crazy morning at least 200 mallards flying waukesha county private.
Scouted for bout 5 hours today all over. Found good amount of local birds (wood ducks, mallard, geese) in typical mid season locations. Found a fun hunt for tomorrow. Seen good amount of swans, mergs, and some bufflehead.
Another great day in the outdoors. Tons of wind and rain/mist early. The 2 bluebill limit definitely makes duck ID a high priority. Got a limit of bluebills (2 immature drake greater scaup), 2 drake canvasbacks, immature drake goldeneye, and a hen surf scoter. The dark, gloomy, and misty day made ID'ing redheads difficult until the last second, then they were usually too close at some crazy shot angle to effectively harvest them....so none taken.
"Make mine Redheads"
this should ruffle some feathers.
the south zone should open a week earlier, and the split should be a week later.. they let the early birds move through unscathed during the split every year.. than there's a lull great