But what about those places that do have great or unusual wingshooting? How far would we be willing to venture if we knew that the world’s most exotic bird hunting waited on the other end?
SATARTIA – No matter what day of the year it is, it’s duck season somewhere. That’s Ramsey Russell’s motto. Russell, of Brandon, owns the duck hunt booking business GetDucks.com and has hunted waterfowl around the globe. In the spring, he might be in Russia. In the summer, he could be in South America or Africa. But when September rolls around, there’s only one place you can find Russell. “Boy, come September, I’m here hunting teal unless it’s a life-or-death matter,” said Russell.
Read full story: Two-week Teal Season Treasured by Veteran Hunters
For hardcore waterfowlers with big aspirations, we selected 8 ducks to hunt before you kick the aforementioned bucket. Start booking your airline flights now.
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The Ducks Unlimited Television crew traveled to Québec last spring for a greater snow goose hunting along the St. Lawrence River. This photo essay provides a glimpse of this unique late-spring hunting opportunity.
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Passion drives the thing. Traveling to hunt is no longer for elitists. One of my favorite hunts last year was a Maine eider expedition. The guys in camp were regular Joes with guns from DU banquets, and it was their second trip – during a recession! So I talked to Ramsey Russell, a biologist and international man of duck-hunting mystery, who brokers hunts all over the planet. We came up with a list of reasonably priced must-do hunts in the Americas.
This list is merely a good start. Print out these pages, paste them on the fridge, circle a dream hunt or two and go tell your wife what you want for Christmas. You won’t have to twist her arm to go to Mexico. Whether it’s 37 species you seek or just great experiences, the only thing that happens if you wait, is you get older.
Read full story: More Bang for Your Ducks
With a desire for late season birds with taxidermy-quality plumage, we selected the last week of October 2011 for our hunt. Our waterfowling itinerary included sea ducks, diving ducks, puddle ducks, Pacific black brant and Canada geese. In addition, we planned to hunt willow ptarmigan…We have hunted many states and countries and agreed that this hunt was among each of our top five favorites.
Read Full Story: Cold Bay, Alaska: Waterfowl and Upland Hunting
In a matter of days, Saturday to be exact, I’ll make my way to one of the most inhospitable places on earth to hunt for one of the hardiest, most desired ducks known to waterfowlers – the king eider.
Read: In Pursuit of King Eider
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GetDucks.com 2012 Wingshooting Destinations depicts exciting experiences of Ramsey Russell and company at some of the world’s very best duck hunting destinations. This full-color 156-page book includes photography and client testimonial reviews from Argentina, Uruguay, Alaska (sea duck hunting near Izembek Lagoon and King Eider hunting at remote St. Paul Island), Peru (mountain species and coastal cinnamon teal), South Africa, northern Russia, Canada and Baja Mexico.
GetDucks.com 2012 Wingshooting Destinations may be viewed in it’s entirety online or purchased at http://www.blurb.com/books/3893469-getducks-com-wingshooting-2012
Ready to pull the trigger? It’s duck season somewhere…
A Top 10 list of locations every waterfowler would give a precious bid to hunt.
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Goals. We all need them. Short term, long term–and those that fall somewhere in between–keep us focused and give us something to, excuse the pun, shoot for.
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