The Joys of Waterfowl Hunting: Why You Should Start
By Jeff Wood
Waterfowl hunting can be a great way to spend time with family and friends. (Photo: N. Turner)
Bird hunting may seem intimidating on the onset, especially if you don’t come from a family of hunters, but a great way to get your feet wet is with a little waterfowl action. If you’ve always wanted to head to the marshes for ducks or geese but missed the ponds last season, here are some reasons you should make it a point to go waterfowling later this year.
Waterfowl were my first hunting foray and it didn’t take long to get hooked on wing-shooting these high-speed birds. If you like shooting shotguns at all, then going after ducks is an incredible and fun challenge. They come in from any direction, at speeds varying from almost a hover to so fast you hear them zip by as the wind whistles through their feathers. Their speed and agility make them a very challenging, yet fun game.
Waterfowl hunting can be done almost nationwide and you probably are a lot closer to a marsh than you think. Though you might assume it requires chest-waders and expensive equipment, you can have a great time just hiding in the tall grass