Article #11 – Outdoor Recreation

Top 3 Waterfowl Hunting Tips For You

Waterfowl hunting is a very exciting sport which is full of fun. You can be alone with your knees dipped into the marsh wetlands or with your family and friends, but this is one sport which you can indulge in any time you want! If you are already into waterfowl hunting, you know that no other sport in the world could ever take its place. If, on the other hand, you are new to it, let me warn you that if you are someone who easily gets tired then hunting waterfowl is not your kinda sport, as it can drain out all of your energy within a short time. In this article I am going to tell you about the proper way of hunting waterfowl successfully.

Tip #1: Find the habitat of your target: If say, you are going to hunt ducks, then you need to go to wet, watery places, right? Sounds obvious but you won’t believe how many amateurs make stupid mistakes with this game. One of the best places to find ducks for hunting purposes would be open corn fields which have been flooded with water by farmers. As a matter of fact, once the corn has been cut, farmers flood the corn fields with water so that waterfowl such as ducks could come in there and have their fill. These fields are best place for waterfowl hunting because you neither need boats in order to set up the necessary traps nor is it hard for you to retrieve the hunted bird!

Tip #2: Wear the proper attire: Sure you are not going to a wedding party, but that does not mean that you can go hunting without wearing the proper attire…well, unless you don’t want to be successful at waterfowl hunting, that is. Now, what stuff you would wear depends on where you are going for the purpose of waterfowl hunting. For instance, if you are following my previous advice and going to flooded fields to catch ducks, then you would need a couple of decent quality waders for the purpose. On the other hand, if you are scouting for birds in a river with the help of a canoe or boat then you won’t need to wear anything special or at most, a simple pair of boots that are properly insulated would do!

Tip #3: Use the proper gun and shell: Assuming that you are well aware of the gun law regulations of your country, I would suggest a pump action shotgun of about a minimum of twelve gauges for best results. As for shells, I see a lot of people using 3-inch long shells but I don’t recommend them because they have never worked as good for me as the 3.5-inch shells from Winchester Xpert Hi-Velocity Steel Shotshells! Having said that, none of it is set in stone and what works for me may or may not work for you. Depending on what kind of waterfowl you want to hunt, the kind of gun you use and the type of shooting range you are most comfortable with, you need to find suitable shells for yourself!

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