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Flocks of ducks come in for a landing during an early-season Canada goose hunt Aug. 28, in a stubble field in North Dakota. Tyler Shoberg/The Pioneer

Open Season: Multiple mallards, mosquitoes, misses part of August goose hunt

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For some reason, my head was foggy.

It could have been over-caffeination from a gut-rotting combination of coffee and energy drink, or from being a couple pints low due to an ongoing blood donation to the thousands of local resident mosquitoes.

In any case, I couldn't quite concentrate and my eyes were fuzzy, so when the first Canada goose of the hunting trip took off unscathed after landing 15 yards in front of Dad, my brain did not compute.

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