HaydenHunter wrote:If you are talking about the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge in Bonners it can be good, bad or in between. It can get crowded with hunters when the birds are in. You must get there very early to get a good spot. It is walk-in hunting, so if you do not have a boat it is one good option for getting a hunt in. A dog helps, as the tules are thick around the ponds.
You will need to check with the Refuge office regarding hunt days, which are limited to less than 7 days a week. They can also give you an up-to-date bird count and their impressions on whether a trip up to hunt is worth it at any given time.
It freezes up early in the season and then the birds are gone. Occasionally it will unfreeze as new arrivals are coming from Canada, but this is the exception rather than the rule.
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