St. Paul, MN (Learfield) -- It's the duck hunting opener tomorrow (Sat) in Minnesota.

photo by PaweA SpychaAa

On the season's prospects, the D-N-R's Steve Cordts tells us overall breeding populations in Minnesota and on the continent were good this year. Cordts says the duck numbers have "been pretty high of late, so I'd expect, if Mother Nature cooperates a little and we have some favorable weather, we should have a pretty decent hunting season as far as harvest."

Officials predicts about 50 thousand hunters out for this weekend's opener.

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D-N-R officer Phil George joins Rich and K.D. on Rochester's Good Morning today at 8:40 a.m.