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LOUISIANA: SO Nov. 2 and OG, although doubtful in southwest of state where Hurricane Audrey flattened grass in marshes. Areas once covered with grass 8 feet tall now lakes after fall rains, and hunters can't find enough grass to build a blind. Agent not disturbed, however, as over-all state OG and coastal areas east and west of Audrey's path are in good condition and full of birds.
OHIO: GDW last week drove EF of mallards, blacks, baldpates, pintails, gadwalls and canvasbacks into Lake Erie marshes from Toledo eastward to Sandusky. With wood duck back on the legal list in Ohio, wildfowlers enjoyed EG with many limits reported. OVG as more GDW expected to step up duck and goose movements. Correspondent recommends Indian Lake in Logan County, Rocky Fork Creek in Highland County and the Maumee River in Wood and Henry counties. EF all species should peak there by mid-November and OVG for sporting Buckeyes.
MISSOURI: EF/EG for geese and mallards and OVG as Conservation Officer Ward Garret at Council Bluffs tabs honker influx "marvelous...probably best goose hunting in 10 years, and the peak should be coming yet."
WISCONSIN: OVG for ducks and geese as stiff winds and cold from the north got under duck tails last week and pushed EF into Wisconsin. Warmer weather forecast for this week should hold birds in the state. Particularly EF of mallards and canvasbacks reported in northwestern state areas and OVG. EG/OVG at Horicon Marsh. 37,000 honkers still there, and kill since October 15 opening is above average at 1,314. Best blinds: Nos. 3 and 49, but all producing limits.
MICHIGAN: GDW last week sent down best flight of honkers in many seasons, but kill was light as gunners concentrated on pheasant. OVG, however, and EG for honkers can be had in western state stubble fields. Redhead flight now at peak in Misery and Squaw bays and in Saginaw Bay from Fish Point to Sand Point. GF of canvasbacks now in Misery, Thunder and Saginaw bays. GF of mallards reported the length of state from Munuscong Lake to Point Mouaille. General OVG.
OKLAHOMA: GDW forecast and EF of redheads and mallards expected. SF mallards now in northern half of state at Great Salt Plains Reserve, Grand Lake and at Canton and Fort Gibson reservoirs. Cold weather prodding them down Cimarron and Arkansas rivers and OG as more birds will soon move.
NORTH DAKOTA: EG now for mallards in Valley City area, where floods have prevented corn and wheat harvest. Both ducks and gunners in paradise. EF/EG also for geese with blues and snows in the east and canadas all over. Last week Advertising Manager Bob Downs of the Valley City Times-Record downed two honkers, found both wearing leg bands of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and one sporting a yellow plastic collar probably applied months before in the Hudson Bay area. OVG for mallards in other sections of state as potholes are frozen and birds are rafting on larger bodies of water like reservoirs at Ashtabula, Devil's Lake, Jamestown and Garrison.
NEBRASKA: GDW with snow last week brought' first EF of ducks and geese into state. 50 flocks of honkers reported north of Lincoln with one gaggle numbering between 600 and 800 birds. Honkers also building up at Gavins Points on the Missouri River, along the Platte River and in the Fremont area. GF of snow and Hutchins' geese sighted near Columbus. EF of canvas-backs now in Alliance area and EF/EG mallards, bluebills and redheads in south-central portion of state; OVG.