Sunday, December 10th, 2023

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Sunday, December 10th, 2023

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Hoofin’ it for ducks: Experience the joys of the jump-shoot

Mark Morrison’s grizzled jump-shooting Lab, Cash, proudly sits alongside his take after a productive jump-shoot. (Photo by Mark Morrison)
The Minnesota waterfowl season has been a head-scratcher at times. The year began with pretty good success, as reported by a wide range of hunters across the state. But that enthusiasm quickly waned as mild weather kept ducks from migrating from northern haunts to Minnesota sloughs. Then, local ducks soon wised up, giving even grizzled waterfowlers fits. Perplexingly, even when an arctic blast hit North Dakota, blanketing outstanding duck habitat in snow and ice, ducks seemed to have skipped over vast sections of our state.
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