Dennis Anderson: Duck season is here, and the DNR is conducting an air war against one of its threats

MINNEAPOLIS — As an Army National Guard helicopter pilot, Brad Maas has flown in Iraq and across Minnesota. Now flying for the Department of Natural Resources, he regularly conducts aerial moose and deer surveys and fish stockings.But the pinpoint positioning required when Maas flies his aircraft low and slow, attempting to eradicate hybrid cattails, is unique among his many varied missions.“It’s an honor to be part of the crew trying to make these wetlands better for ducks and other wildlife,” Maas said.On Saturday, when Minnesota’s 2020 duck season debuts, waterfowlers statewide will scan th…

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