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Mild weather causing a waterfowl flight delay in the Dakotas

A mild November has allowed large numbers of snow geese and other waterfowl to remain in South Dakota – indefinitely, based on the current forecast. (Photo by John Pollmann)

The late-October winter storm that delivered big winds, dropped snow, and sent temperatures plummeting across portions of North Dakota and South Dakota was supposed to be a game-changer for waterfowl numbers in these two states.
Meanwhile, hunters in mid-latitude and southern states braced for what was certain to be a massive influx of new ducks and geese – birds that had been enjoying their time in the Prairie Pothole Region before Old Man Winter sent them packing.

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