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Metro and sorounding area waterfowl reports

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Hey so hows hunting been on public hunting land in the metro areas? I have been hunting a little bit. Managed to get a bird or two on rice lake near savage but overall poor on that lake. the sky busting at ducks over 70 yards is unbelievable. if they just let the birds come in it would be much better.

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Well down in Winona, MN we have been seeing a lot of birds. Mainly gadwall and wigeon with some mallards.

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Monticello area (have not hunted pelican yet) has been spotty. Hunted once this week, and once last week. Went out this morning, and saw a total of two ducks. Last week, same spot saw over 100, with only a couple of flocks giving me a look. Managed 4 mallards last week, none this week. Seems very slow based on my past experiences.

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Hey so hows hunting been on public hunting land in the metro areas? I have been hunting a little bit. Managed to get a bird or two on rice lake near savage but overall poor on that lake. the sky busting at ducks over 70 yards is unbelievable. if they just let the birds come in it would be much better.

70 yards! That was a close shot compared to the 100+ yard shots I saw on that lake Monday morning.

Last year I saw some skybuster shots taken on trumpeter swans. Thankfully they missed.

It can get pretty bad out there.

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Hunted out on rice last night and got a few shots off but couldnt knock anything down two of my buddys went out tonight and shot two GWT

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Saw a ton on Mud Hen durring opener. Was out in bayport a few weeks ago, and it was bone dry and very few ducks, a couple of geese. We need a cold snap to push those migrating birds down from Canada.

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Hey, you had good company though. I think the dog was more disappointed than us.

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So did you guys hunt rice today? was it as sad as always

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i was pass shooting at rice today. saw a group of 8 birds bugging out high from the lake about 20 minutes before sunset and a large group of geese in the stratosphere on the walk back to the car. That was it. I was there for the last hour and half of shooting time and heard about 6 shots on the lake. 3 of them sounded like finisher shots.

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