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Creative Tactics for Suburban Birds

Handy advice for hunting waterfowl near metropolitan areas 
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By John Pollman

Drive through a city near a major waterfowl flyway and odds are you'll see hundreds of ducks and geese loafing on a shopping mall pond or grubbing away on green grass in a park or on a football field—safely out of reach of waterfowl hunters. At least they think they're safe!

With a little creativity, it's possible to have great waterfowl hunting just beyond the city limits. In fact, for the past 17 years, Ben Cade hasn't had to travel far from his home 25 miles northwest of Minneapolis to hunt Canada geese, mallards, and the occasional wood duck.

Here's how this savvy hunter makes it happen.

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