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5 Tips for Early Season Ducks 

Waterfowling is all about the details.
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Hunt in the Middle of the Lake 

"When new ducks are coming into the area, they will usually go to the center of a lake or marsh," says guide and outfitter Mike McClelland of Pierre, South Dakota. "When I know there's a migration in progress, I scout late in the afternoon, and I'll go where I can watch the center of the lake or marsh. Then, if I see ducks working, I'll return before dawn the next morning to hunt. If it's a pothole lake, I'll set up in the opening closest to the center. If it's a reservoir, I'll look for a long point or an island in the middle of open water. These are the places where shooting will be best until those new ducks learn their way around."
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