Early winterlike weather should help speed duck migration, but the region’s lingering drought results may hamper attracting and holding birds.

Weather of late has seemed to be rushing us toward winter, perhaps bring later season conditions for the early opening of Kentucky’s traditional waterfowl hunting just next week.

Hunters’ attentions largely are focused on Kentucky’s ongoing modern firearms deer hunting season, in for a week and today entering its second weekend surge of activity. Yet, there is a major overlap ahead.

Steve Vantreese is a freelance outdoors writer. Email outdoors news items to or phone 270-575-8650.

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