05 2010 »

Ducks numbers are the highest they’ve ever been!

Duck numbers are the highest they’ve been all fall, reports Cami Dixon, biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Devils Lake. Find a harvested cornfield, she said, and you’ll likely find some birds. Much of the corn harvest now is complete.

Dixon said plenty of snow geese, Canada geese and swans also are in the area, and scaup numbers seem to have increased. “You can see them bobbing around as you drive around Devils Lake and other big water,” she said.

Dixon said hunters should be wary of whooping cranes, which are in the area, and know their target before pulling the trigger.

A few wetlands frozen up last weekend, but everything is open again after the recent rise in temperature, Dixon said.

Meanwhile, fishing reports are hard to come by as most outdoors enthusiasts gear up for Saturday’s North Dakota deer opener.

Taken from the Grand Forks Herald

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