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Waterfowl hunters in North Dakota can expect this year to be among the top 20 in terms of hunting quality, state Game and Fish Department waterfowl biologist Mike Johnson told the Grand Forks Herald. (AP Photo/North Dakota Game and Fish Department)

Duck hunting conditions good in most parts of ND

October 06, 2013 at 04:48 AM

The Associated Press


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota wildlife officials say conditions are good for duck hunting throughout most of the state.

A state Game and Fish Department spokesman says an annual fall survey shows a record number of wetlands in the northwest, while the rest of the state has wetlands similar to the 10-year average.

The duck hunting season opened last weekend for residents. It opened this weekend for nonresidents. It runs through Dec. 1.

State migratory game bird biologist Mike Szymanksi (shuh-MAN'-skee) says most areas are wetter than last year, but hunters should always scout areas first because of changing conditions and waterfowl patterns.


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