January prime waterfowl time at Beaver Lake

Posted: January 16, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Decoys are set at dawn while hunters settle into Russell Gardner’s boat blind on Beaver Lake. Gardner scouts areas of the lake and hunts in coves and on points where he sees ducks circle and land.

Taking a plunge at Beaver Lake in January is a delight for a swimmer with four legs and floppy ears.

Beaver Lake ducks

Waterfowl hunting is allowed at Beaver Lake along the public shoreline managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, except in developed parks.

Statewide bag limits and regulations apply.

— Source: Staff report

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