there is literally NOTHING on the boise river. I made the mistake of hiking into our best spot on the boise near Star last Wednesday. Neither of us fired a shot. We did not see one bird even using the river as a flyway, much less land on it. We did see a couple thousand birds get off of some large private ponds and hop right over the river into corn fields etc.
Last Tuesday, I hunted a small ditch on a buddy's place (I killed 11 finishing mallards there between the 2 previous hunts) and killed 3 between two of us. The morning flight started really strong and the first two groups committed easily, then 10 minutes after light NOTHING was flying, even up high. I think the winds were too strong and the birds hunkered down, I normally see thousands of birds up high flying all morning until at least 10 or 11am.
As far as I'm concerned, we need a drastic weather change for the rivers to be good or hope you have access to private fields, ponds or potholes.
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