We're absolutley overrun with wooducks. We float/jump shoot ducks b/c of limited flyway acess since I'm in far eastern alabama. We get the occassional mallard on the creek but usually wood ducks.This is only the second season that I've been waterfowling and I have taken more wood ducks than mallards. I'm trying to find some big water to try to hunt mallards.
Canada and some snow geese, woodduck, mallard, blue and greenwing teal, canvasback, redhead, greater and lesser scaup, common goldeneye, ringneck, gadwall, wigeon, northern shoveller, pintail, oldsquaw, blackduck, ruddy, mandarine, bufflehead, hooded merganser, common merganser, red breasted merganser and i'm sure i'm missing some. Out of these I have'nt shot snow geese, canvasback and mandarine but been with friend's when they have.
I did some waterfoul hunting in Northern B.C. on some small lakes in the Vanderhoof area. Saw a variety of ducks including mallards and Canada Geese. At sunrise in the morning there was literaly thousands!
I got lucky and shot a nice Mallard with a U.S. Fish and Wildlife band on it. I sent away the details and recieved a nice little certificate with details of the age of the bird and place it was banded,cool! My hunting buddy was so jealous...
We have a huge variety of ducks around here I shot any duck I can eat. Have never taken a woodduck yet or a snow goose but hopefully one day I will actually get to see one during hunting season.
I would love to mount a snow gooseand a woodduck. Im going to get a mallard done this year for sure soon as I get a really nice drake.
My biggest discomfort when it comes to hunting is my feet and when they get cold or wet my hunting fun slowly turns to a job trying to keep comfortable.
In my opinion wool socks are the only socks you should be using while hunting. Any other socks do not provide the proper insulation and if they get wet all they are good for is giving you blisters. A common myth people share is that cotton socks will keep you cooler than wool because of the lighter fabric but I have noticed that wool socks in...