With preparation, the proper gear and safety precautions, waterfowl hunting in freezing, icy conditions can be extremely rewarding.
Duck hunters are weekend warriors who sit caged in an office during the workweek, staring out the window at that perfect, windy weather, hoping the weather pattern holds. Then the weekend comes … and so do the bluebird skies.
The most promising weather condition for us duck hunters is stormy, foul weather. Why? Storms and cold fronts usually bring strong winds and increased cloud cover — both of which can be used in our favor.
Avoid these surefire ways to get booted from the blind. Follow our tips, and you’ll be swimming in invites.
Pressure-savvy prey. Hunters in your spot. These five tactics take the stress out of duck hunting on public lands.