Duck hunting can be a fun and memorable experience for just about anyone, even if every hunt doesn’t always end up being a success. However, we understand that it can become frustrating if you have no idea what you’re doing. Luckily, our guides are here to help you from start to finish, but we’re always happy to provide a few tips for beginners.
In more than a few ways, duck hunting is quite different from hunting animals like deer or elk. In fact, deer are color blind, so camouflage does little to hide your presence. On the other hand, ducks are very aware of their surroundings, and you will stick out like a sore thumb if they are flying overhead and spot something that doesn’t match ground and trees. Do some research before hunting and pick up some camouflage that matches the area. Because ducks live near water you will most likely want to wear some warm clothes that are water-proof as well.
One of the best ways to attract ducks is to use either decoys or calls. A duck hunting decoys should typically be set up in a U shape. The ducks will tend to land in the middle of the U, but make sure they have enough room. If not they will bypass either the decoys or fly away as soon as they land. Duck calling on the other hand takes a bit more practice, but if used correctly can help you attract more ducks than ever before. Make sure you practice a lot with your duck call before going out to hunt for real.
Like with everything, you will get better at duck hunting the more you try. Use these tips to give you a head start and enjoy the experience!