Late-Season Duck Hunting Tips
Very few things sound better than the quack of a mallard duck call to a group of greenheads circling overhead, in some cases, what the ducks see is more important. Late-Season ducks and geese are skittish, it happens every year. By this time these birds have seen plenty of decoys, heard lots of calling and experienced more shotgun volleys than the civil war.
With all these factors in play, duck hunters must adjust their tactics accordingly if you plan on getting your limit. Tossing out a few decoys in no specific pattern will simply just not work this time of year. Creating a realistic spread, setting up for the right wind and location will work tremendously.
Late-season duck hunting is when hunters of all skill levels must try different techniques to bring in those decoy shy and call shy birds. In the south January duck hunting is known for being tough hunting, for the simple fact that they’ve seen every spread, heard every call and been shot at their entire migration. The weather is brutal, the ducks are educated and can spot duck decoys from miles away. Ensure your success while waterfowl hunting, by considering the steps below.