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November 11, 1957
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November 11, 1957

From The Flyways

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OKLAHOMA: OVG/GG with GDW forecast. 16,000 ducks, half of them mallards, concentrating at Tishomingo Refuge with 9,000 geese. Northern half of state reports FF of blue- and greenwing teal, canvasbacks, redheads, gadwalls and widgeon. Likely spots include Canton Reservoir, Great Salt Plain, Grand Lake, Hulah Lake, Lake Texoma, McAlester Lake, Fort Gibson Reservoir, Arkansas River from Tulsa to Fort Smith, Ark. and Cimarron River above Oklahoma City.

UTAH: OVG with GDW expected this week and EF of ducks reported in Great Salt Lake area. Agent reports lady wildfowlers becoming very numerous at North State Gun Club and at other gun clubs as duck-hunting husbands duck distaff complaints about being duck widows (SI, Nov. 4).

OREGON: EF/EG for canvasbacks, mallards, snow geese and honkers in Malheur public shooting grounds. Summer Lake public shooting grounds boast 200,000 snow geese and knowing gunners are limiting on ducks and snows. Knowing, explains informant, means staying away from levee, which is studded with wild shooters, and wandering off into nearby marshland where birds are plentiful and less spooky; OG.

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