Just got off the phone with a game warden from the SC area of ND, and the situation isn't good at all. Most sloughs are way down. All the small sloughs are gone and the only water is the remaining water in the larger sloughs. Jump shooting is out of the question this year. Also, in his 25 mile radius area that he hunts there are only about 4 or 5 decent spots for mallards 1/2 of which you can't get access for, and with the number of NR hunters that are planning on hunting the area it is going to be a free for all. He talked to one guy that has a house that is planning on having 30 guys up for the opener. Hate to say it but I think most of you that are planning on hunting this part of the state are going to be dissappointed if you don't have connections. Sorry to be gloom and doom, but that is way it is shaping up right now. I was gonna head down that way this weekend, but I think I will hold off for the late season.