Waterfowl seasons have been open across the Midwest for more than a month, and slow shooting has been reported in parts of the region.
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Anticipated to be about 26% above last year’s fall flight.
You can’t say waterfowl without saying “water,” so it’s bad news when one of the nation’s most important duck refuges is bone dry. Also, closer to home, Minnesota wild ricers face a challenging 2022.
Total populations were estimated at 34.2 million, down by 12% from last survey, and “total duck estimate in the Traditional Survey Area was the lowest in nearly 20 years.”
Spring breeding duck index was the 23rd highest on record and stands 38% above the long-term (1948-2021) average.
The author used to fear the darkness, but now he embraces it.
Hopefully, future weather will bring some better waterfowl hunting circumstances, and improved flights of migrants, or this may end up as a “no duck dinner” year for this blogger’s home.
Decoys come in different shapes and sizes, and hold different memories.