The Central Flyway is probably the most-utilized of all of the flight paths that bring numerous species of waterfowl from their prairie pothole breeding grounds in the United States and Canada to the southern wintering grounds.
When constructing and preparing land-based duck blinds in the marsh, we go to great lengths to ensure the hide is both comfortable and functional. But adding a retrieving dog to the mix brings additional considerations and challenges. The dog must be integrated into the hunt, but in a safe way that also hides him from circling birds.
Do you know a youngster who’s itching to go waterfowl hunting but needs to learn gun safety, how to identify ducks and geese and how to shoot accurately? If so, consider the Mississippi Youth Waterfowl Hunting and Education Camp.
About a half million fewer mallards — 11 percent less than last year — were found, but the overall news is good from the 2017 annual breeding duck surveys released Tuesday by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.