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The green feathers show how green-winged teal got their name. The birds made up the majority of duck harvests in Reno County on Saturday.
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John Ontjes calls to passing ducks on Saturday's opening of waterfowl season in Reno County.
Steam rolls from Max Ontjes mouth in the 20-something degree temperatures Saturday morning.
From left, John Ontjes, Max Ontjes and Jim Ontjes look for ducks on their annual family opening day duck hunt.
Smoke rolls from the barrel of a 20 gauge in Saturday's cool air.
Jim Ontjes, right, tows decoys to shore at the completion of Saturday's family hunt on the opening of waterfowl season.
Decoys float lifeless in Saturday's calm conditions.
Thirteen-year-old Max Ontjes retrieves a teal he shot Saturday morning.
With many prime waterfowl areas dry, like the LIttle Salt Marsh at the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, many duck hunters wonder how long good shooting will last this year.
Gadwall were part of the five species shot by the Ontjes family Saturday morning.
Max Ontjes, left, and his father, John, walk out to get ducks they shot Saturday morning.
From left, Jim, Max and John Ontjes carry gear out after Saturday's opening of waterfowl season in Reno County.
John Ontjes, right, and his son, Max, retrieve ducks they shot Saturday morning. Once avid pheasant hunters, the opening of duck season is now a bigger deal to the three generations from Hutchinson.
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