You’re pretty good at hiding yourself beside your favorite duck hole camouflage clothing, some brush and maybe a little camouflage cloth but that big, black, yellow or brown dog next to you, that’s another story. He wants to see those mallards come into the decoys as much as you do, and he needs to see them splash down when you make a good shot. […]
Because of different season dates, a small percentage of waterfowl hunters have used sea ducks to extend their shooting, but this season, regulation changes ended that practice. […]
From shooting wood ducks in timber-filled swamps to mallards in grass-covered marshes, retrieving can be one of the most-challenging aspects of duck hunting. […]
Most South Carolina waterfowl hunters cut their teeth chasing wood ducks in century-old cypress sloughs or maybe a gaggle of greenheads in acres of flooded grain, but available duck-hunting opportunities are now in high demand. […]
As I stood in the dark swamp, knee deep in water, I could hear the whistling of duck wings as they flew by and landed in flooded timber around me. Looking up, I could see ducks in groups of three to as many as 10 silhouetted against the breaking light of the morning sky. […]
• The first general duck season in North Carolina runs from Oct. 5-8, statewide. The daily bag limit is six, but only three may be wood ducks. Teal are commonly taken during the short, October season, and all six ducks in your daily limit can be teal, or teal can be combined with woodies. […]
As the season wears on, ducks become more and more skeptical of any place they might want to drop their feet. A duck hunter trying to scrape up a limit on a slow day in January should always be prepared to make shots when the birds are in range.
Each year, thousands of migrating waterfowl show up in eastern North Carolina, which has plenty of beaver swamps, impounded grain fields, creeks, lakes and sprawling sounds where a duck can find a place to rest and eat.