Where to hunt Duck
Ducks are found nearly anywhere. But some areas, typically located along the migration routes or wintering stations and offering a particularly good combination of water, food and shelter, attract amazing masses of waterfowl, and draw hunters sometimes from thousands of miles away. The prairies of American Midwest and the Saskatchewan and Alberta provinces of Canada, coastal areas of Texas and Louisiana, coastal marshes of Europe and the duck-filled skies of Argentina are only some of the legendary locations for duck hunting. Azerbaijan, with the Caspian Sea coast that attracts wintering birds from a large part of Russia and Kazakhstan, should also be mentioned.
Many duck hunting offers start at $200-$250 a day. Considering that for that price you get the use of the guide’s blind, decoys, usually retriever and often boat, not to mention expertise, it is a great bargain well worth the investment. The price may go up to $2,000-$3,000 depending on the usual factors such as trip duration, abundance of game, and whether food and lodging is included. You may see duck hunting trips priced at $10,000 and more, but these prices are usually for a team of up to 12 hunters. In general, duck hunting is perhaps the most affordable way of hunting the world.
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When to hunt Duck?
Waterfowl seasons generally occur in the autumn and winter, when the birds have finished raising their young and are migrating to warmer areas where food conditions are more reliable. The best time for hunting ducks is in the peak of the migration, or just after the flocks arrived at their destinations. When in unfamiliar territory, ducks rely on other ducks to locate the prime feeding grounds or shelter and are easier to attract by decoys and calling. Local ducks can be hunted during special summer seasons, with its peculiar set of challenges and thrills.
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In most cases duck hunting is carried out from the blind, positioned over a body of water where the birds are likely to seek food and shelter, or so as to intercept the birds during their daily or seasonal movement. The latter case is known as pass shooting, and is commonly done using improvised cover provided by local vegetation. Some hunters also jump-shoot ducks by wading or hiking along a creek bottom, or try to approach them in a canoe, a punt, or a specially designed duck boat. Big-time duck hunting at migration routes or wintering grounds typically requires a considerable investment in gear (decoys, clothes, waders, etc.), and calls for much knowledge, experience, and skills in calling and setting up a realistic decoy spread. A hunter who wants to find out is duck hunting is for him or her is strongly recommended to start with an experienced and reputable guide.
Why hunt Duck? All hunts (188)
The delicious flesh of the wild duck and the amazing numbers of birds allowed many peoples in the past to stock up their larders to last many months. While this is no longer a necessity, and most practices of pot and market hunters have been long banned to protect waterfowl, the pursuit still remains among the most interesting and exciting kinds of hunts. Duck hunting addicts spare no time nor money for travel and gear to satisfy their passion, and a quest to collect every species of duck legal in North America may be every bit as challenging as any big game hunting slam. Avid waterfowlers are lucky, as their passion allows them to hunt the world without spending top dollars. Duck hunting around the world is suffused with camaraderie and tradition, and there is no finer way to experience a sunrise than from a duck blind, surrounded by the sounds of whistling wings and the sight of colorful drakes heading in to land among the decoys.
Late Season Canada Goose and Mallards Canada
This is as close to a guaranteed limit out hunt as you can get. Regular season has been over for a couple weeks, the small geese are gone and it is just the big dumb geese left. This is a one a day hunt as the geese can fly anywhere from mid morning to mid afternoon depending on weather. We get to the field about sunrise to set 12 dozen full body and sleeper shell decoys. We are hunting out of either heated Aframe blinds or layouts. We are fortunate that the river doesn't freeze until the end of December at the earliest. This keeps the birds around and relatively unmolested by hunters. We do see some mallards during these hunts, but they typically aren't the main focus. We take up to 8 hunters on this hunt.
Trip duration: 2 days
Hunting season: 14 Nov 2020 13 Dec 2020
Manitoba Wilderness Waterfowl Hunt 2020 Canada
Waterfowl hunting has been a long standing tradition at our Camp. A tradition that continues today over the large natural wild rice lakes that are common to our area. From approximately the last week in September until the middle of October the fall migration is at it’s peak. Our hunters view the expanse of the lakes from dry, comfortable blinds (we supply all the decoys). A compliment to the many species of ducks are the Greater Canadian geese that annually frequent the area. A set of floating Canadian decoys is standard next to our duck sets. This helps to pull the largest geese in North America into range. WATERFOWL PACKAGES - $999.00 (USD) PER PERSON Included is the guided waterfowl hunting with all blinds, decoy's, etc. and accommodations in our waterfront cabins. (This waterfowl package does not include meals or any guided fishing.) Daily bag limit of ducks is 8 with a possession limit of 24. The limit for geese is 5 per day with a possession limit of 15. The only thing you need to bring p is your weapon of choice, and your clothing requirements. Once your hunt is booked a detailed list will be sent with the items we feel would be important for you to bring along. Hunters that are guests at our camp stay in our new fully modern waterfront cabins which are equipped with televisions, VCRs, wood-burning stoves, and all the amenities of home. This is no tent camp experience. The comfort level is first class. Meals are prepared and served in our main lodge and dining area and as our past customers will attest, our home cooking is second to none. After dinner hours when our guests are relaxing we provide complimentary movies. This is a rugged Manitoba wilderness hunt with all the comforts of home.
Trip duration: 4 days
Hunting season: 24 Sep 2020 18 Oct 2020
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