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Andy Fanter, left, hands two blue-winged teal to Bob Snyder Saturday morning. The combination of rains the past two weeks, and migrations in the past two day made for great hunting.
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Assorted ducks rest on a Reno County patch of water left from recent rains. Canada geese are feeding in the background.
Andy Fanter returns to the blind with two blue-winged teal.
Smartweed, a popular food for migrating birds, has grown a lot since rains started about two weeks ago.
A flock of blue-winged teal flies low over a flooded wetland.
A blue-winged teal flies above a decoy. A recent cold front brought thousands of migrating waterfowl to central Kansas.
Bob Snyder picking up decoys after Saturday's hunt in Reno County.
Bob Snyder watches as Hank, a Labrador retriever, fetches one of 12 teal shot Saturday morning.
Ibis were one of several species of migratory birds on the move Saturday morning. Rain two weeks ago, and migrations two days ago, made for a lot of bird activity.
The first retrieve of the season came minutes into the opening of Saturday's teal season in Reno County,
Canada geese are one of many species showing up in central Kansas after a recent cold front.
Andy Fanter, left, hands two teal to Bob Snyder during Saturday morning's hunt.
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