10 Best Duck Hunting In America

Updated on: September 2022

Best Duck Hunting In America in 2022


Bury Me In My Waders: An Old Duck Hunter Recalls His Fowl Past

Bury Me In My Waders: An Old Duck Hunter Recalls His Fowl Past
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022
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A Caines Family Tradition: A Native Son's Story of Fishing, Hunting and Duck Decoys in the Lowcountry

A Caines Family Tradition: A Native Son's Story of Fishing, Hunting and Duck Decoys in the Lowcountry
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
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Vanishing Paradise: Duck Hunting in the Louisiana Marsh

Vanishing Paradise: Duck Hunting in the Louisiana Marsh
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
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Waterfowl Identification: The LeMaster Method

Waterfowl Identification: The LeMaster Method
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022

Sibley's Waterfowl of North America

Sibley's Waterfowl of North America
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022

Tales of a Louisiana Duck Hunter

Tales of a Louisiana Duck Hunter
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Waterfowl Hunting: Tips, Tactics, and Techniques for Ducks and Geese

The Ultimate Guide to Waterfowl Hunting: Tips, Tactics, and Techniques for Ducks and Geese
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
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Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander

Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022

America's Achilles' Heel: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Terrorism and Covert Attack (BCSIA Studies in International Security) (Belfer Center Studies in International Security)

America's Achilles' Heel: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Terrorism and Covert Attack (BCSIA Studies in International Security) (Belfer Center Studies in International Security)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022

Game Birds and Gun Dogs: True Stories of Hunting Grouse, Quail, Pheasant, and Waterfowl in North America

Game Birds and Gun Dogs: True Stories of Hunting Grouse, Quail, Pheasant, and Waterfowl in North America
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022

Best Duck Decoys for Central Flyway

If you're hunting ducks in the middle part of the country it is important to have the right decoys. Here are the types of decoys that I take on every trip.

Mallards
It shouldn't be surprising that we have mallards in our spread. It is one of the most common ducks in the world and probably the best to eat. Out of our hundred decoys we have four dozen that our mallards, with equal amounts of hens and drakes. Of the four dozen, one dozen of them are magnum size which I think helps in getting the ducks to commit to your spread.

Gadwalls
In our area this is one of the most common ducks. The last few seasons we have actually seen many more gadwalls than mallards. We have around 3 dozen gadwall decoys all that are the same size. These decoys are great because they were cheap and do not need the same details that the mallards require.

Pintails
We do not see many pintails when we hunt but we still carry one dozen pintail decoys to add a little variety to our spread. On the rare occasion that we have some pintails in the area that we have seen the day before, we will add another dozen to the spread to help get the ducks to commit.

Canadian Geese
Taking four goose decoys has helped us tremendously over the years. Using these goose decoys is a great way to funnel the ducks to where you want them to land. If you put the geese out away from you duck decoys, the ducks will try to land away from the goose decoys putting them right in your lap.

Blue Heron
The last couple of years we have always taken one blue heron decoy with us when we go hunting. This is what is known as a confidence decoy. When the ducks see this decoys they will be reassured that your spread is a great place for them to land.

I hope these few tips have helped, and good luck next time you are out in the field.

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