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    Donít know where to hunt

    Iím new to the area and I donít know where to find ducks. I have about 2 dozen decoys. I donít wanna go on the river because Iím not trying to piss anyone off. Iím from Montana and I did quite well up there hunting for waterfowl but I have no idea where to find some fields to hunt. The lakes are going to start freezing soon and I wanna know a good area or direction to head to that will be beneficial for me.

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    where are you located?

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    Without knowing your specific location, start at the big water and work your way out. Small water is or will be froze over soon. No secret squirrel locations or tactics. Just plain ole ordinary scouting. Good Luck!!!

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    I’m in the Bismarck area!

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    While you're probably out of luck for this year as most everything other than the river will be frozen within a couple days; you'll need to head east at least 20 miles to get into much duck country. Google earth helps locate ducky areas. The river hosts immense numbers of canada geese once all the little water freezes so that would probably be your best bet if you're after something this year. Fields along the river are not the easiest to gain permission on however.

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    Lots and lots of waterfowl along the river in November and December. It may be hard to get permission until after deer season, but at least everything that is posted will be clearly posted. Don't forget to keep some orange with you if you find fields to hunt during deer season. Also make sure you don't have a deer tag in your pocket if you're driving off trail to set decoys during deer season. The biggest gripe some of them landowners have is when you track up their fields so always take ground conditions into consideration before driving into a field.

    I grew up down by Beaver Bay and there have historically been ducks keeping water open even in high water years well into long stretches of negative temperatures. I can think of a good number of landowners from Badger Bay all the way to the border that are great to work with.

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    Head north towards sakakawea n keep an eye out. Don't be affraid to venture off the main hiway. ducks n geese every where. Find some, stop in and ask the landowner for permission, most don't give 2 shits bout people hunting ducks n geese as long as u don't tare shit up n clean up after yourself! Good luck!

    This weekend might not be the best time though, due to deer opener!

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    Thank you! This site is a life saver.

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    Ducks = yucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1bigfokker View Post
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    about 9 months to late to get a license

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    Carson Wentz= GOAT
    ĒMy balls was hotĒ Derick the black beast Lewis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lycanthrope View Post
    Ducks = yucks
    You've never tasted my duck or goose jerky.

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    Just drove from Bis to Fgo. There's only about eleventy-four Bajillion waterfowl birds fluttering about this afternoon.

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    When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.

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    When I moved here 40+ years ago I did my due diligence, scouted and developed a plan. I had a sack of decoys and field hunting never entered my mind. I set up on "lost lake" on the Glencoe bottoms and it's still some of the best shooting I have ever had. To each their own but hunting is hunting, killing is another story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDMF View Post
    Just drove from Bis to Fgo. There's only about eleventy-four Bajillion waterfowl birds fluttering about this afternoon.
    Eleventy-four bajillion......made me laugh out loud!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDMF View Post
    Just drove from Bis to Fgo. There's only about eleventy-four Bajillion waterfowl birds fluttering about this afternoon.
    They just boogied. If I was a duck I would be in Cancun. I would of left on labor day. Step outside this am. A wake up call. Kurt wanted it cool.

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    Cool not freezing cold. Please dont make any more weather predictions. I will try to write in icelandic hillbilly dialect .....dem der waters is a freezing cletus we dern sher want dat a smigen of forst to kill the creepy crawlys though is need eh

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