Tomorrow is the opening day of duck season. More ducks have been pouring into the Imperial Valley for their winter visit. The major species are green wing teal, cinnamon teal and northern shovelers.
Earlier in the week I spotted 17 white-fronted geese. If history repeats itself, they will have moved on south by the time goose season starts on Nov. 3.
For those duck hunters current with the latest innovation, the good people at the California Department of Fish & Game can't decide whether the new motorized decoys that spin their wings are an unfair advantage. They have issued the following ruling:
Hunters are prohibited from using the popular motorized or electronic spinning wing duck decoys until Dec. 1. Wind powered devices or kites are still allowed as are any other motorized decoys that do not use a spinning blade or wing such as flying and landing decoys with fixed wings, decoys with flapping wings, decoys that dive, bob, swim, shake, quiver or thrash the water.