The duck season opens around the middle of August with regional variations. There are two very different ways to hunt ducks in France. One consist in hunting the "resident" mallards living on lakes or ponds of inland France. The other way is targetting the migrating species moving from far north (Russia or Scandinavia), to far south (Africa), between July and November. We are hunting "resident mallard" mainly in the Loire valley and Sologne region and the "long range travelers" on the shoreline marshes of Normandy & Picardy.