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A family of ducks find solace on Lake Irving. If the ducks are smart then will stay there because Minnesota’s duck season begins Saturday and Lake Irving is off limits to the hunters. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Water levels are good for Saturday's waterfowl hunting opener

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THIEF LAKE — The low water conditions that plagued access for duck hunters in northwest Minnesota last fall are much improved, and reaching that favorite hunting spot by duck boat should be much easier this year.


Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season opens Saturday.

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