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Outdoors with Big Country – Duck and Goose Season

ducks water1KENTUCKY (12/14/12) –For the most part, many are currently looking forward to the wave of wings that will come flying in ahead of a new cold front from the northwest. Hopefully, Kentucky may have several new birds in our local lakes and swamps for hunters by the third week of December.
 
There are usually several ducks here locally, as some wood ducks and teal make their way south ahead of the mallards and pintails.
 
The most popular target for duck hunters in our state is that of the big greenheads. Along with mallards, we see several different ducks, such as Gadwall, Widgeon, woodies, pintails, redheads, black mallards, teal, scalp, canvas backs, and, of course, the giant Canadian honker that we all love to put a bead on.
 
With several days ahead of us in the gun season, I’d like to remind folks to have a great time hunting, but be sure to stop and consider the risks of waterfowl hunting.
 
First, it’s cold, and the water is even colder. Take extreme caution while out on the water in the boats.
 
I would also like to ask that everyone be respectful to fellow duck and goose hunters. They are out there for the same reason you are. Don’t set up too close to another decoy rig. Give each other at least 250 yards or further. It’s all about being a good sportsman.
 

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I wish everyone a great season and hope that we all get to see several waves of migrators flying each week. Take care while afield, or on the water, and make some great memories of waterfowl hunting.
 
Whack ‘em and Stack ‘em, boys!
 
Randy Adams
Outdoors with Big Country

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