When most people think of hunting, they usually think of tracking deer, bears and other large animals in a forest. But if you are looking for a fun way to switch up your seasonal hunting routine, it might be time to be looking for a different kind of prey. Waterfowl hunting is becoming more and more popular these days for a variety of reasons. Here's why you might want to add waterfowl hunting to your future plans.
You Can Actually Talk
Any hunter who has been in the woods knows that it is critically important to keep quiet while tracking prey in order to avoid scaring them off. But if you are hunting, let's say ducks, there isn't as much need to be quiet. Sure, you'll want to be quiet once you get close but for the most part, you can interact with your fellow hunters while out in the field. Waterfowl hunting is fun simply because you can be more social without putting the hunt at risk.
You Don't Have to Worry About Your Scent
Any longtime hunter also knows that certain animals like deer have incredible noses and can smell trouble coming. That's why many hunters shower with scent free shampoo and soap on the morning of the hunt. We're not saying duck hunters don't like being clean, but the point is, you don't have to spend as much attention making sure you are not giving off a scent when compared with traditional hunting.
More Constant Action
When going out for a traditional hunt, you might track a whitetail for a long time, only to have it get startled and have to start all over. There's a lot of waiting around with traditional hunting. Ducks are often easily spotted if you know where a local water source is, and many ducks like to group together. This means when you find a good site, you will likely have your pick of multiple different types of waterfowl, and you aren't out of luck if you miss your first shot.
If you are looking to switch things up the next time you go hunting, take a look in your area to see what the rules and regulations are regarding waterfowl hunting. Hunting waterfowl is easy going as you don't have to worry about your scent or keeping 100% quiet as much and can also be more lively once the action starts.