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Any ducks up that way???

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Anyone seeing any ducks out there on the big water while you are out fishing. Coming up hunting in a couple of weeks...hopefully there will be ducks around.

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HEY HEARTATTACK...WHERE DO YOU HUNT...AMERICAN SIDE? LOOKS LIKE WE ARE NEIGHBORS...LOL...I HUNT OUT OF MOROSON...GREAT SEASON SO FAR...HAD A COUPLE OF NICE BILL SHOOTS LAST WEEK...LOTS ON BIG WATER...HEADED UP TOMORROW FOR A WEEK THEN HOME FOR A DAY AND BACK UP UNTIL DEER SEASON...LUV TO CHASE THOSE "BILLS"

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Had fun hunting with fwp last weekend. He was pretty good at getting around the lake in the dark ( thanks to electronics ) I loved to watch the dogs work. I was the only one without a dog. Even had a good shoot with a couple other guys and I think fwp knows who I am talking about. Out of Morson is where we hunted. Lotsa birds. I was up there for the weekend and took my limit home. Not sure how the flight is on the U.S side though. I have a friend heading out in the morning so hopefully he will give me a report. Good luck

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Any other duck sightings up that way? Heading up on Thursday night...Heard the northern flights are into the Falls area.

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Just got back yesterday. Hunted the Swift Ditch area. 5 guys took 25 birds in 3 days of hunting. All puddle ducks except 2 Bull Cans. Green wing teal, Mallards, and Gadwalls. The water is very low and we broke ice two of the 3 days we hunted to put the decoys out. I would say most of the migration is past here or isn't going to happen.

If you plan on hunting the swift area bring a shallow boat with paddles or a good set of waders. You can't run a motor in there do to the shallow water.

Saw a fair amount of Snows and Blues in the area.

Hope this helps.

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