Northwest Wisconsin has been hit hard with a drought this summer. Most of our lakes are down several feet. The low water has been a blessing to the folks that harvest wild rice as most lakes are having bumper crops. Lots of rice usually interprets to lots of ducks but that remains to be seen. From what I have seen the wood duck production was pretty healthy this year. We've had such a warm weather that most of the local ducks may stick around awhile. One of the negatives to our low lake levels is that many of the lakes will freeze up early. Once that happens theducks, for the most part, head south. An early freeze up will also mean that the bluebills will fly right over and when they reach warmer climates.