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Flooding could mean problems for Wis. duck hunters


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State wildlife officials are warning duck hunters to watch out for flooded waterways.

Heavy rain across much of northern and central Wisconsin have caused record flood levels along the Wisconsin River from Wisconsin Dells to Prairie Du Chien and rising Mississippi River waters.

The southern duck season opens Saturday. The Department of Natural Resources warns duck hunters might find their favorite boat landings flooded and inaccessible. They also should be on the lookout for strong currents and floating debris.

DNR officials say the high water might mean poor hunting conditions on the rivers. Ducks may have a hard time reaching submerged plants and may not congregate in marshes as usual. Flooded woodlands, though, might offer better conditions.

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