Hey guys i was wondering if anyone could help me find a place to duck hunt next year. We are looking for an unguided hunt and for mostly ducks and geese. We are prepared to hunt any kinda water or fields. Thanks for any help.
I too am planning a trip in October 2005 from Ohio. Looks like we are coming with about 6-8 guys. A few of them have hunted the area around Napoleon, ND. Looks like this is the area we will be hunting in 2005.
I'm looking for any information there you might have. I've been to the wildlife web site.
I'd like to include some pheasant hunting also. Do you have any info. to assist me?
Chris, Thanks for the reply. I just recently stumbled onto this sight and seem to check it daily now. A lot of good info. on here. We chose the Napoleon area since a few of my buddies were out there about two years ago. They too said it had been drying up over the three years they had went there. Now they haven't been there in two years.
I see the map you've posted in this thread. What would you say is the "hot spot" right now? I'm trying to get as much information as I can to help in making this a successful hunting trip. And being your own guide can sometimes be tough without some help from the locals. :help:
Still too early to tell. The key is to watch the snow maps late this winter to see who has the most snow, and who gets the most rain in the spring. Ducks will concentrate more in these areas that are wetter. Works like clockwork every year.
Seems that people hunting that area are consistantly going north to find birds. If you draw a line from Steele to Ellendale, it is about as dry as a popcorn fart if you got anywhere within 50 miles of that line. There is still some decent hunting, but nothing like it was a few years ago when there was water.
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