As the cold arctic fronts blast the upper Midwest with snow and cold temps, the lakes and rivers freeze pushing migratory ducks and geese south in the Mississippi Waterfowl Flyway looking for open water and food. So my son Logan and I waited until late in the season to head to Southern Illinois for some waterfowl hunting. Unfortunately, Mother Nature decided to bless us with unseasonably warm temperatures, sunny skies and no wind— the kind of nice weather that most normal people love, and waterfowl hunters hate. The birds just do not need to feed as much and therefore are not flying as much. But we broke out the sunglasses and sunscreen, and still killed some really cool diving ducks like Goldeneyes and Northern Shovelers. Enjoy the photo gallery.


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