Whether hunting public land on the coast or area lakes, here are some expert tips to help fill your waterfowl straps.
Story and photography by Robert Sloan
Successful duck hunting is all about being in the right place, at the right time, with the right gear. Get those three things aligned and the chances of having a memorable hunt increase dramatically.
The easiest way to chalk up a good duck hunt is to hire a guide. But for the most overall satisfaction duck hunting boils down to a do-it-yourself adventure. If you’ve never hired a duck guide you are missing out on a laid back experience. Basically you show up, do what the guide says, sit back in the blind and shoot when told to do so. On a good hunt you have a passel of birds to take home. Conversely, a bad hunt will send you to the house disappointed and sorry you blew a few hundred bucks on nothing.