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Anyone Hunting ND Opener?

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I can't remember how long it has been since I hunted ducks but my best friend and I figure it was about 1987. This Saturday we will be in the duck blind together in Gackle North Dakota. We're hoping to take some species we have never taken before. I have some reports next week.

Anybody else heading to ND for ducks?

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Hey UGuide, I am heading out to the Rugby area on Friday...been going out there for about 12 years now. I have been itching since last week!! Good luck, have a great time and enjoy every minute of it!

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headed up in october for four days. cant wait. my buddy from fargo has been pounding geese and mallards since opener. they even got into some divers for a change of pace the other day.

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Rugby is up there a ways.

The weather where we are going to be is forecast for 26 MPH winds Friday afternoon. I love it!

Good luck Guys!

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Hey UGuide, I am heading out to the Rugby area on Friday...been going out there for about 12 years now. I have been itching since last week!! Good luck, have a great time and enjoy every minute of it!


Hey Keeter,

If you wouldn't mind could you send me a PM of your report? I'll be in that area starting the 9th of October?

thanks,

mr

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I will be hunting near Valley City with my college buddies. They already shot limits last weekend. Sometimes I wish I was on the 5-year plan instead of being done in 4...

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No problem Meat Run, I'll post a report when I get back. I am from Brainerd as well.

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Hey keeter,

would you be willing to post your email address? I have a question for you?

mr smile.gif

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I hear the Devils lake to Rugby area is pretty stacked right now, with more birds coming in daily.

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No problem, just let me know when you email me and I'll check it.

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how about in 5 minutes?

mr

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Hunted opener out in central ND and it was a blast as always, weather was great and birds were thick. Hunted water opening morning, 3 guys limited out. Noted to not put out newer or showy decoys (cans,drake mallards) seemed to be flaring birds. Tried to find a field to hunt second day, but slept a little late for evening scouting. So the three of us split up on 3 sloughs in close proximity took a handfull of deks and figured we'd keep the birds moving, another good hunt. If ya want to shoot some new species ND is the place we shot mallards, redheads, ringnecks, teal g/b, canvasbacks. The pintails were thick, but 1 is all you get on pins,susies,and cans, and bird ID sucks right now. Can't wait to get out again, birds should be starting to color up good. Good Huntin'

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Hey Flick

You go to NDSU???

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Just returned from Wolford area. The hunting was great, especially if you enjoy variety. If hunting the area lakes, make sure you can identify your ducks, tons of cans and bluebills.

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Just back from 3 days of hunting near Gackle. WOW! First time for all of us in ND and 1 guy was first time duck hunting. We shot 6 species and on the last day had our 20 duck limit in 1 hour. Saw pheasants and got a few sharpies too. Mallards, Teal, Widgeon, Redheads, Scaup and Shovelers. Interesting how different sloughs had different species.

Here's a pic of our setup and results on last day.

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