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havn't seen any reports on this area for ducks. I was contemplating a long weekend at the cabin chasin them birds. Anyone seeing ducks up that way?

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Is this the hunting forum??

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No, but it is a Brainerd Area forum, right? I dont believe the title is Brainerd fishing only forum.

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No, but it is a Brainerd Area forum, right? I dont believe the title is Brainerd fishing only forum.


Right, this is Brainerd Area forum, that doesn't mean it has to be about fishing.

Lot's of shooting going on, but I haven't hunted ducks in 10 years. There appears to be a decent number based purely on the shooting I have been hearing. Saw quite of few flocks of Mallards this morning. The woodies and teal are still sticking around. Co-workers did really well, shot 12 for 12 Sat and 10 for 12 Sun (lost 2). Mixed bag of birds.

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This is a FISHING forum. There are separate forums for for hunting.

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I heard some shooting last weekend but not tons. What I did notice was a chit load of Gulls. Can we talk about Gulls here?

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Once the local ducks get pressured out of this area it can be tough to hunt unless you have private ponds or fields to hunt. The ducks around get conditioned to the point if they see dekes they head the other way. They always know where there safe around here it seems. You could hunt all morning and never see a bird and go to the Hole in day refuge and there will be a thousand ducks there. You can hunt some bigger water (whitefish chain, pelican) later in year for divers but that is about it. If you don't want to read about duck, don't hit the link!!!! If I don't want read about panfish reports on area lakes I simply don't click on them.

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Thanks guys for the info!! I'm suprised to hear that the teal are still around...maybe not now after that strong north wind. I may have to head up there this weekend after all, if all else fails there is always grouse and even walleye. Are they biting...ooops...can I ask that?

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This is a FISHING forum. There are separate forums for for hunting.


WRONG! Check again. It says nothing about fishing, it is under the MN Regional Forum. It just so happens that the topics are dominated by fishing, but that doesn't mean it is only for fishing.

You sure like to stir crap up don't you. confused.gif Let it be.

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give up t bag!

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I guess I was wrong ot assume a site called fishing minnesota was for fishing, and that the Hunting forum was for hunting. My bad. Anyone going to the Muskie meeting tomorrow??

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Regional are Regional...........done.

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Hey guys,

Was up last weekend, and got some ducks. Ringbills, a mallard and some teal. Not many. We scouted around a ton, and found that hardly any lakes had any ducks on them at all. The normal spots were all barren. Did see some by Big Rice Lake, but that is a given.

We heard some decent vollies of shooting on Sat morning, but Sunday was pretty darn quiet, from our guns as well. I am not heading back up there this weekend, as it just wasn't enough to get me excited to go again.

I hope you all find some ducks and have good luck! I am sticking around till migrants move in, and going to NoDak next weekend, and hope there is water there.

Good luck!

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Anybody been out lately? There have been some bigger rafts of diver on the whitefish chain this past week, but the puddlers seem non-existant.

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