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Spring migration on its way

By Will Maines

ONE WOULDN’T KNOW it by looking outside this week, but spring isn’t too far away.

That’s a good thing, because when it arrives in as few as three weeks and maybe as many as six — arriving being defined by when the ice on area lakes goes out — I will be in heaven.

Ice out, especially on those shallow, muck-bottomed lakes of the North Woods which are the preferred habit of wild ducks and geese, means that I will be spending a lot of time huddled among the branches of low-growing black spruce and remnants of old duck blinds watching

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 3:43 PM

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