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Outdoor report: Duck hunting fair this past week

October 26, 2001|By AL KALIN, Special to this newspaper

Warm weather and lack of wind led to a mediocre week for duck hunting.

Twenty-two hunters reporting from Finney-Ramer bagged only 19 ducks, which included green wing teal and mallards.

At the Hazard Unit of the Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge, results were better as 19 hunters took 28 ducks for a 1.47 average. Cinnamon teal and redhead ducks were the most common.

Top spot in the Valley was the Wister Unit, where 299 hunters bagged 406 ducks for a respectable 2.35 average. Green wing teal, cinnamon teal, pintail and American wigeon made up the majority of the mix.

Although goose season opened, none were reported taken from any of the public shooting areas.

Many of the birds that were here for opening weekend appear to have moved on and hunters are hopeful fowl weather will drive more ducks down for this weekend's hunt; however, weather conditions call for clear, balmy skies.


On the fishing scene, little action has been reported. Corvina catches were reported scattered and few.

If you would like to report your catch, Al Kalin can be reached on the Internet at

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