Duck hunters will see low numbers

By Bill Bartusek

As we get ready to close the door on September, duck hunters are getting ready to go.

The season opens Saturday with mixed enthusiasm. While some states seem to enjoy decent duck numbers, ducks here seem scarce.

With the loss of habitat, due to human encroachment, ducks haven't done well in Minnesota. They just don't do very well around humans, like deer, turkeys and geese. The recent drought experienced over most of the sate doesn't help either. Hunters who seek ducks along the Mississippi and western borders have done a little better.

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