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rattlem'up

duck hunting around the walker area

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just incase bow hunting this weekend doesn't pan out i was just wondering if someone could guide me to a lake that would be decent for some ducks i have a boat with a trolling motor so it couldn't be a huge lake. any info would be great otherwise i guess its either bow hunting or grouse. I haven't seen this woods before its my buddies grandparent cabin so hopefully there will be some nice deer otherwise ducks are my second choice.

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Not sure exactly where this is again...it's been probably about 18 years or so since I have hunted this lake...

Hart (or heart) lake northwest of Walker. All I remember is we headed north on 371, and for some reason I think we turned on 200 toward laporte. Stream comes into it and out of it, and there is some tall bullrush too..

Also, if you are willing to travel a little bit from walker is Big Rice lake on HWY 6 south of remer. Here, though, you cannot use anything motorized. Oars or paddles here, but lots of places to set up and pull a boat in on.

Hopefully with the colder weather there will be more ducks around. I have not hunted for ducks for about 10 years or so now, just because there are not enough ducks around to make it worth my time. But..I am a little further south and in pothole areas that local ducks seem to use more, so when they fly out, not much more comes in...

Steve

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Rattlem,

You've got mail. BTW, my suggestion should fit your requirements. It's a small lake.

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Whenever I want to find a lake with birds, I simply just gas in my truck and drive around til I find them. Look at maps and take numerous stops to glass and walk into other areas where you can't drive, the results are magical!

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