You have to remember that the OPENER up there isn't like in IOWA. The season will have allready been open for 1 or 2 weeks in South Dakota and the birds will have been hunted for that long. I hunted in Iowa for over 25 years as thats where I am from. The reserviors all the way back to Montana are holding lots of water, the lake above Pierre is 25 to 30 feet above where it was 2 years ago and they are releasing water to lower reservoirs to hold the spring runoffs. The river in Sioux City has been running bank full all year. The current in the Niobrara are is alot stronger than years past and timber that is lodged on sand bars that used to stick out are now covered with water and new sand bars have formed. I got hung up on sand bars that were never there before according to the trails on my GPS. I usually am down stream from Niobrara. Its ALOT different than years past. Good luck and be VERY CAREFUL this year!
Walleyes and Waterfowl, what else is there?