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Waterfowl hunting commonly include ducks and geese. Of the ducks and geese, the most commonly hunted are: Mallards, Canada geese, snow geese, canvasback, redhead, pintail, gadwall, ruddy duck, harlequin, hooded and red-breasted merganser, black duck, wood duck, blue wing teal, green wing teal, bufflehead, shoveler, widgeon, and goldeneye, oldsquaw, eider duck, and scooter. Check your rules and regulations in your local area for waterfowl. The seasons are generally autumn and winter. There are four large flyways in the US. The Atlantic, Mississippi, Central and Pacific Flyways. Here are several items used by most waterfowl hunters: shotgun, ammunition, hunting blinds, decoys, boats and calls. Camouflage is recommended to help conceal the hunter. Waterproof clothing is also recommended. Like other bird hunting, always bring more ammunition than you think you will need. Dogs are also used at times to retrieve the game. Most commonly used are Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, or Chesapeake Bay retrievers.

Chris LawWater Fowl Hunting