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Duck hunting

Where is some good duck hunting that is not the Fort Hall indian reservation and not on a wildlife refuge ? Can you reccomend some good duck hunting areas that have had a good history of ducks? And last of all can you tell me where some of the most active beaver habbitat is?

Answer

The majority of the ducks in the southeast region are along the Snake River corridor.  This is not to say there is not great hunting elsewhere, just that most of the ducks are here.  From the mouth of the Little Blackfoot River (near Tilden Bridge) downstream into American Falls Reservoir, the south side of the Snake River is Fort Hall Indian Reservation.  A permit from the Tribe is required to hunt on the reservation. Duck movements are also weather dependent.  Cold weather brings in northern flights and often improves waterfowl hunting.  Most birds are usually on American Falls reservoir until it freezes, which forces them onto the Snake River.  Hunting downstream of American Falls Reservoir is usually good when the reservoir is iced up.  Hunting above the reservoir upstream to Blackfoot is also good, with many people opting to hunt around the Sterling Wildlife Management or McTucker access areas.  Hope this helps and good luck