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There are some good surrounding lakes. One friend of mine drove a launch and hunted ducks on his days off. He always seemed to do pretty well and knew when the migration was since you always had a good view of what was coming and going.

I always see a few Mergies on the big pond loafing near the bulrushes during my drive down 169 from other northern potholes.

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I lived up there for 5 years. I hunted area lakes but never Mille Lacs. Had friends who did and they did well at times. Lip'em Your saying in the bottom of your post is great. Mtn. dew and a sandwich. Aint that the truth.

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I grew up by Aitkin, used to hunt mille lacs very late in the year after everything else froze up. That was when duck season ran almost to christmas. We shot alot of blue bills, golden eyes, and

buffle heads. They were only there 4-7 days and it was all about being at the right time. That was in the days when you would have flocks of 100-150 bills come in, and not just one or two flocks.

Some mornings we would see several thousand ducks. I think that you

still could have some good shooting at the end of season, if its

cold enough to freeze the smaller lakes. But you would have to take the time to do alot of scouting, go along the hogs back and

glass the lake with a spoting scope. Talking about this brings back a lot of memories, most of them very COLD!!!!!!!!

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I still hunt mille lacs on and off and as old goose hunter said its timming. some of the best hunting is during deer hunting and I used to hunt the big pond on opener of deer season and did very well but latly like the last 3 to 5 years its been to warm for the divers so I havent hit it that hard.

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