model and brand of gun should I get for hunting geese and ducks?
There are many models of guns out
there that are good for this purpose that range in price and quality.
Some guns are pump action while others are semi-auto. We recommend the
semi-auto style 12 gauge guns with due to the fact that you do not have
to pull off the target to rack the next shell. Remington, Benelli, and
Browning are good brands to choose from.
need a Plug in My Gun?
YES, you are allowed only 3 rounds in
your gun for duck and goose hunting. Most guns come with a plug when you
buy them. Be sure to ask for a plug if you are buying a used gun.
type of ammo should I purchase?
Be sure to purchase ammo that will
work in your gun. Ask your local sports shop what size shells you can
use with your gun. For early duck and goose seasons, we recommend a
larger shot count round. Typically a 3 or 4 shot. In the cold seasons,
we recommend a heavier, less shot round. Typically a 1, 2 or BB shot.
type of waterfowl camouflage should I use?
Find out what type of conditions you
will be hunting in. Shadow Grass or DU Brand Camo is a good all around
camo for early season hunting in wetland areas. Snow camo is suggested
for late season and spring hunts when snow is on the ground. Be sure to
use a layered system that is waterproof. Waders are also recommended for
I know what kind of ducks I am shooting at?
Your guide will instruct you on what
birds you can shoot at, however, be sure to pick up that state's rules
and regulations booklet or bird identification manual. These typically
have waterfowl types listed in them and how to identify them.
I determine if a bird is in range to shoot?
guide will call the shots when the birds are in range. Typically
30-40 yards is the maximum distance you can affectively shot birds