Duck hunters know a prime location is important when hunting waterfowl. If you are looking for a new challenge this year, here are a few of the country’s top spots to test your duck hunting skills, according to a list compiled by Wide Open Spaces.
Chesapeake Bay, Maryland – a large range of ducks live in the area, from puddle ducks to sea ducks. Chesapeake Bay has more than 150 rivers flowing into it; the bay forms the country’s largest duck estuary. Check out the duck hunting here, it’s a duck hunter’s dream.
Venice, Louisiana – the rivers and marshes of Southern Louisiana are home to more than 9 million waterfowl. The area is loaded with pintails and canvasbacks, to name a few.
Stuttgart, Arkansas – a large population of mallards inhabit the area’s flooded timbers and rice fields. Green-wing teal, pintails and shovlers are also abundant.
Russell, Kansas – in the middle of the Central Flyway, this Midwestern duck hunter’s paradise offers millions of waterfowl throughout the year. There are more than 200,000 acres of natural habitat just waiting for you to hunt.
Salt Lake City, Utah – a favorite location of duck hunters. The Great Salt Lake boasts 25 different waterfowl species and roughly 3 to 4 million birds a year. This lake is one of the most important habitats in the western mountain region, and for good reason.
San Francisco Bay, California – home to 32 different species throughout the year, the bay has one of California’s highest population of fowl. Mallards, dabblers and divers are among the ducks that populate the bay. The National Wildlife Refuge area is home to more than 10,000 acres of tidal and salt ponds.