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Gadwalls and Wigeon

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Gadwalls and Wigeon were non-existant for us this year. Anyone else have any luck with them? We usually get them just before the mallards come down. Didn't shoot one this year. Maybe I didn't get out enough and just missed em. But wondering if anyone had any luck this year on em? Seems like the population of every species of duck was down this year in Minnesota.

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Funny nuff I was just thinking that when I was waiting for the puter to run up just now. I never saw any of them either. I know that they come early but I missed them this year.

Come to think of it I did not see anything else this weekend either! 2 geese that may have came closer if we had not been out picking up the decoys. Other than that lots of swans flying over! Take care and N Joy the Hunt././Jimbo

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I shot some wigeons but cant remember If I shot ne gadwalls

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Up near Thief Lake and Agassiz the widgeon and gadwall's are thick usually. This year it wasn't much different, as I saw a lot of both species. Late season we don't see many, and I only managed one widgeon drake worthy of calling a good drake. Both great birds late season, very bland early...

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Up near Thief Lake and Agassiz the widgeon and gadwall's are thick usually

we shot quite a few, including some nice drakes around the area. The wigeons were not at their best but shot a few nice drake gadwalls.

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Hunted SE north dakota and you could have shot all you wanted. Flooded bean fields and they were bombing in like crazy.

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Shot a few gadwall in ND 3 weeks ago now, but didn't see or get any widgeon at all. And i'm at work and my buddies are pounding the ducks in ND till tuesday!

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just got off the phone with a buddy and they shot two wigeons today with a few mallards mixed in and a goldy fer the bonus

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We have been seeing a lot of gadwall on the river. We shot 10 gadwall and 5 greenheads the other day.

Now this morning we only shot 6 greenheads and no gadwall.

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Not many of either this season but did manage my nicest wigeon ever this year, very pretty duck.

wigeon.jpg

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I live in north central Missouri, closer to the Mississippi than the Missouri river, and we have so many gadwall and widgeon this year it's not even funny. 5 of us can shoot 30 gadwall just about any given day.

Let me know if you'd like to trade a hunt. smile

Rusty Jones

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