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Drought affecting local prospects for waterfowl opener today; opportunity better for hunters heading north and west

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NEW LONDON — Today’s waterfowl opener is expected to be a story of “haves” and “have-nots” in the Willmar area, where drought has dried up some wetlands.


Opportunities for success look to be distributed more equitably to the west and north, where wildlife managers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are reporting good numbers of local ducks.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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