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Hunters (from left) Paul Drechsel, Jay Drechsel, David Drechsel and Kevin Drechsel converse after a morning of hunting during North Dakota's resident waterfowl opener Sept. 24-25. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer

Open Season: North Dakota waterfowl opener as advertised

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It took more than an hour, but the first duck of North Dakota's waterfowl opener finally discovered my decoy spread.

Placement of the dozen or so decoys was less than ideal, but after getting to the location an hour before shooting time and carefully planning the day, I was hesitant to make any changes - especially now during the golden hour.


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