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Swans may be hunted with lottery-style or over-the-counter permits in 10 states throughout the US. In most cases, hunting swans boils down to the trigger pull on a single majestic bird, but there’s more to the story. Way more. Formerly protected for decades, shooting North America’s largest waterfowl species is sometimes misunderstood by hunters and non-hunters alike, but as this video demonstrates, swan hunting epitomizes the role of waterfowl hunters as conservationist. Here’s why. Join GetDucks.com’s Ramsey Russell as he hunts Tundra Swans in Utah’s Great Salt Lakes wetlands, explaining why modern-day US swan hunting originated in Utah and proving again that you don’t always have to go halfway around the world to experience something special.
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Duck hunting is subjective. Some hunters collect species. Others are hunting for their next meal, or for fun times among close friends and family. I’ve learned over time that I’m more a collector of experiences. The world is a whole lot bigger than our back yard. For me, chasing ducks is like walking through the pages of national geography but with a shotgun. ~Ramsey Russell, Experience Collector
It’s not just about the killing. In duck hunting, it all comes down to the trigger pull. We’re not out there just to watch the sunrise, but through the various aspects of participation true duck hunting instills special relationships with wild ducks that bird watchers cannot. ~ Ramsey Russell
Ramsey Russell talks about why he started carving duck hunting decoys years ago. Duck decoys are used to lure ducks nearer to hunters. Carving duck decoys takes it to the next level. The rewards may be far greater than just dead ducks.
Ramsey Russell goes by many names, but you may know him by what he tends to say: “It’s duck season somewhere” or “GetDucks”. Some have even called him the Jim Shockey of the waterfowl world. You may also know him by his physical appearance – hands and face scarred from an unfortunate incident as a teenager where they gave him little chance to make it. You see when you look at Ramsey Russell you may be immediately taken aback by the burns, the scars, the skin grafts, but duck hunting is buried deep in his blood. Duck hunting saved him after his incident. Duck hunting gave him purpose. Duck hunting to him is not about that duck. Chasing that duck allowed him to truly hunt for experiences.
Argentina duck species diversity is rich, to include myriad species not hunted or seen elsewhere. Of the 3 world wigeon species and 4 world shoveler species, for example, one each can only be found in Argentina. Ramsey Russell is a recognized authority on worldwide waterfowl, their habitats and behavior, especially as pertaining to hunting situations. In this Waterfowl of the World video, he discusses the most common duck species hunted, plus an interesting hybrid and an uncommon color-variant recently taken while duck hunting Argentina.
Like just about everywhere else in the Deep South, the 2018 Arkansas Duck Hunting Opener was slower than normal. Sure, we shot some ducks. It’s become our tradition to spend the opener at Commander’s Corner, who provides guests with a real Arkansas duck hunting camp experience: the perfect camp accommodations, excellent hospitality, and as-good-as-it-gets southern comfort foods to include the world’s best fried chicken, spacious blinds. The weekend proved once again that real life takes place between the volleys. Huge thanks to friend Ed Wall, Wall Media. Learn More: Arkansas duck hunting