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By Andi Bourne

Wade the Duck sweeps 22nd annual Duck Race


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

The crowd watches as "Wade" quickly approaches the finish line ahead of the rest of the flock.

SEELEY LAKE – This year's 22nd Annual Duck Race was no contest! Marcus Wehr's duck "Wade" took an early lead and never looked back. While the rest of the 399 ducks were close behind, many got hung up around logs upstream or stuck in slow moving eddies at the end.

While the ducks sold out, Organizer Cristine Matheny was short on duck wranglers ahead of the race. Several family and friends agreed to enjoy the cool water of the Clearwater River with net in hand to ensure no duck went unaccounted for during their annual river run.

Eric Mahugh from Butte jumped into the wrangling fun when on...

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