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Photo by Brian Hansel A small group of wood duck drakes catch some early morning rays on a pond in Otter Tail County. The colorful tree nesters are one of the top birds in the bag early in the season.

Duck numbers fair, but much better to the west

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The six-week window for duck hunting over water begins this weekend in Minnesota and hunters hope to fill the sky with steel shot.

What does the 2009 waterfowl season promise?


One clue is that the state has set regulations similar to last year and hunters can go after ducks until Dec. 1. They can take six ducks a day for as long as they can find them.

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