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  •  Lot's of divers stop at the big reservoirs too. (5+ / 0-)

    Mark  Twain, Truman , and Pomme de Terre hold a lot of them from November through January. I haven't seen any ducks this year other than a blue wings and woodies. Have you seen any yet? I took my boat out on the Missouri a couple weeks ago to see what was around but not much.  O B  was running ragged. Couldn't figure out what was going on with it so took it down to the boat shop to have em look it over. Haven't heard back from em yet. Want to get it fixed so I can take it on a trip to Mark Twain  at the end of the month. Hoping to get some duck pics.

    Just give me some truth. John Lennon--- OWS------Too Big To Fail

    by burnt out on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 03:22:01 PM PDT

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    •  I did not see many teal. Except for Woodies and (4+ / 0-)

      Teal everything around here is pretty much local still. Divers are the last ducks to come south.  I have not been out on the rivers.  I hear the Pelicans are back in the confluence area.  I suspect you will see some pelicans on Mark Twain.  Important to note: duck season starts up there, the North Zone, on the 27th.  I'd tell you to go to the refuge on the Middle Fork and Elk Fork arms but they are closed to boats during the migration.  There may be areas where you can walk into the refuge.

      •  Same way here, just local birds. I don't know if (3+ / 0-)
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        any of the woodies I'm seeing are all locals or not. Haven't noticed an increase in  their numbers but I never know if it's new ones coming in and replacing our locals who have left or if it's the same ducks that have been here all year.

        I know the northern zone opens up the end of the month. When  I was hunting I always took advantage of that by going up there for the opener. And then back down here the following week until  it closed then I headed for Pomme de Terre for the  end of the season.

        That refuge area of M T holds huge flocks of puddlers. They fly out of there in big waves every morning, head out to the corn fields to eat and then fly straight back in there when they are full. Most of the divers hang out more on the main lake body. If they would raise the lake level a bit when the ducks come in and flood the weed beds surrounding the lake by that time, that lake would hold ten thousand ducks. But they never do...

        Just give me some truth. John Lennon--- OWS------Too Big To Fail

        by burnt out on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 04:08:10 PM PDT

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