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DUCK

Hunting, shooting for Duck

Wildfowling, Driven birds, Walked up, Wingshooting, Hunting from a Blind


Duck hunting- it's all in the ballistics. Is the duck incoming? Overhead? What's the wind like? How fast is the duck flying? How far up is he? How well do you know your gun?

Sure hope you do! Here they come!

Not to alarm you, but duck hunting can be as tactical as one of Napoleon's greatest strategies. A quarry with many die-hard enthusiasts and just as many experts in the subject, there is a plethora of ways to hunt for duck- be it for mallard, southern, canvasback, pochard, or one of the many other species found across the world. Whether hunting out of a sled, pit, boat or blind, with or without a duck-caller, an effective duck hunt starts in an area frequented by ducks.

Ducks are attracted to groups of ducks and will fly in to land near the other ducks (decoys), giving you time to react, respond, and shoot.

All duck species depend on water systems such as ponds, lakes and rivers that provide for them vegetation, insects, small fish and amphibians to feed on and protected nesting areas.

Basic Info


Varieties: Mallard, Southern Pochard, White Faced Duck, Wigeon, South African Shelduck, Teal, Yellowbilled Duck

Scientific name: Anas platyrhynchos

Size: length: 50 – 65 cm, wingspan: 81 – 98 cm

Weight: 0.7 – 1.6 kg

Lifespan: 3 years 

Methods: Falconry, High volume shooting, Hunting from a blind, Wildfowling, Wing shooting, Driven birds, Walked Up

Countries: All over the world, expect Antarctica