I've never really thought about filming duck hunting or hunting in general, I've always figured it would be cold and miserable. But after spending a day out there, it gave me a new perspective. I felt separated from the normal fast-paced life we live, it was calm while we waited and somehow just really relaxing.
Duck hunting is a sport best shared with friends both new and old. It is a common ground between people across the country that can bring them together even if it is the first time they meet. This week we feature a few hunts from Oklahoma that brought us together with the guys from First Light Gear, The Management Advantage, and a couple new friends from social media.
The end result of our three days of duck hunting is one that will not be forgotten! To be able to hunt the same spot three consecutive days successfully happens rarely. To share these experiences with both new friends and old makes it even better. Regardless of a successful hunt or not, duck hunting lends an awesome opportunity to introduce both young and old to the outdoors. Passing on the tradition of hunting and the outdoors is something we should all do.
Duck hunting late season birds can be a challenge. Ducks have been pursued for six months and have seen/heard it all, but all hope is not lost. Put in time scouting, take extra time getting concealed, and mix up your decoys and calling and you could be in for a great hunt.
This week we're with C&L Outdoors for a awesome late season duck hunt on a small farm pond in southwest Missouri. There were hundreds if not thousands of birds on this pond the day we scouted it. We utilized around a dozen decoys and called sparingly to end up with a great bag of mallards.