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Where are all the birds?

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delta hunter

Went out field hunting this morning and only saw 1 mallard and 1 goose! I've been checking the migration map on the DU site and it show some slight migration in NE South Dakota a couple days ago, but then I checked again today and this nothing posted for S. Dakota or Minnesota!

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hanson

Well...

My dad, brother, and myself went out this evening for our last hurrahh for the season. Hunted the only body of water in NW MN that could quite possibly still be open. Hundreds upon hundreds of honkers were using the lake still.

Unfortunately for them, 4 of them dropped to our shots as a flock passed over us. What a day!!

Pics to follow...

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icecold

sunday im going to hit the minnesota river for my last time out for the season, I think it is pretty much over, got a couple mallards this past week they were far and few inbetween birds lots of waiting and seemed to be just a couple lone birds flying around . crazy.gifcrazy.gif

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jeff127

I have seen a few hundred mallards feeding in some fields near east union/belle plain. Even watched a flock of 75 drop into some standing corn today-----never seen that before.

jeff

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TV BOY

I just spoke to a friend who is in Texas and he is seeing tons of ducks!

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tw12spot

My buddys Dad found a chopped corn field in our area with 100's of gesse and mallards using it. Went out with them on turkey day. I have never seen so many birds working one field it was amazing. Even though the shooting was hard with that nasty wind. But someone else disovered it also with much more equiptment than us. What do you do? Buy more decs and mojos!!!!

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