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Duck Hunting Better Than Ever

Aug 18, 2007
I first fell in love with duck hunting years ago when I was a boy. My dad and I used to go out on trips together and come back with meat for my mom to make us a great dinner. Over the years, I have been very pleased to see the many improvements take place in the world of duck hunting because we did not have all the modern equipment and fancy gear that is available in stores today. The changes made in ammunition, clothing, boats, decoys and other hunting equipment have greatly improved and as a result has improved my hunting success as well.

I am often asked about the necessary hunting equipment and the best gear needed for duck hunting and I usually tell people to start with the basics and go from there. There are all kinds of accessories you can buy and products you can try but most of it is just a matter of what you like. There is basic equipment that you will want to have though right from the start, including duck blinds, guns and shooting supplies, camouflage clothing and duck callers. All of these items can easily be found in outdoor recreational stores although I usually prefer to buy my gear and accessories wholesale or in the off season in order to save a little money.

You can also save money buy doing this and will find it allows you to splurge on extra gear or try new products when they come out on the market. The most important thing you will want to remember though when buying equipment, is to choose quality products. You do not want an important piece of equipment to break on the hunt since it could be a matter of your personal safety or determine the outcome of your trip.

I always tell people that serious hunters know the importance of having the right equipment and know how to use it. Since the success of your hunt depends on the equipment you have, I recommend making a list of the items you need and familiarizing yourself with the gear before you head out. The major thing to remember is that ducks have excellent vision which is why it is necessary to use blinds to camouflage everything from your clothing to your equipment.

You can even find blinds for your dog that allows him to see out without being seen by the duck. Using camouflage definitely offers you the great advantage of unrestricted shooting angles and sight lines and you will be will pleased with the results it yields.

It is also a good idea to invest in a duck hunting boat or jon boat since marshes and swamps make great places to find ducks and you will have the most success hunting in these areas. I personally love being out on the boat because of the access to great hunting areas it gives me. The improvements made in duck boats over the years has also been significant just like in the rest of duck hunting gear. They are now made to overcome obstacles such as sand, mud, weeds, and logs that easily would have destroyed the boats from years ago. You will definitely benefit from having a duck boat and will enjoy the many features of modern boats now available including, gun storage boxes, ice chests and grab rails to name a few.

Remember, the success of your hunt depends greatly on the hunting gear that you have. Take time before hand to become familiar with all the duck hunting equipment available and you are bound to have a wonderful time while duck hunting.
About the Author
Craig Chambers is a hunting enthusiast who enjoys duck hunting and offers extensive free hunting guides, tips and resources on his website www.huntingyourbest.com
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