By Michael R. Shea
For many veteran waterfowlers, the thrill of scouting ducks and geese
is second only to the exhilaration of hunting them. Savvy stalkers of marshes and fields often log hundreds of miles in their pickup trucks each year searching for prime waterfowl roosting, feeding, and resting spots. They also spend hours studying weather reports, tracking the fall migration
, and mapping potential hunting areas.
Like detectives, these waterfowlers enjoy the work involved in putting together the pieces of the duck and goose hunting puzzle. They understand that the end justifies the means, and their extraordinary efforts are often rewarded with phenomenal waterfowl hunting.
The following 10 tips from these experts will help you scout more efficiently and effectively for better waterfowl hunting this fall.