Puddle Duck Hunting Texas
Looking for a killer puddle duck hunt in Texas? Look no further, North Texas Waterfowl is your premier guide for puddle Duck Hunting Texas! No matter the species we’ve got a private pond or small lake that has a variety of puddle ducks to choose from ranging from mallard ducks, green-winged teal, blue-winged teal during the early season to wigeon, gadwall, spoonbills, wood ducks and much more. While it is impossible to know which dabbling ducks will come in the day of your hunt, we scout our tanks religiously and know which types of ducks frequent specific ponds to better help you bag your target species. Below are the different species of puddle ducks we see when Duck Hunting Texas.
Dabbling Ducks / Puddle Ducks
Dabbling ducks, or puddle ducks, frequent shallow waters such as flooded fields and marshes. They feed by tipping up rather than diving. When taking flight, they spring into the air instead of patterning across the water. Most swim with their tail held clear of the water and have colorful, iridescent speculum (a rectangular patch at the hind edge of the wing).