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Seven Tips for Late-Season Ducks

Hope may spring eternal in the hearts of duck and goose hunters, but enthusiasm often lags during the last few weeks of the season. These seven tips from expert waterfowlers will help you hone your hunting strategies to ensure that your season ends on a high note.

Migration Alert: Good Signs for Great Late Goose Hunting

The sun sets on duck season this week in the Pacific Flyway, and now geese are the only game in town. Hunters like Jason Haley of My Outdoor Buddy took one last shot at duck hunting before moving on to late-season geese, which offer limited but excellent opportunities until March 10, when the federal framework governing waterfowling hunting closes all seasons until fall.

Migration Alert: Late-Season Opportunities Remain in Oklahoma and Missouri

Scouting will be the key to success during the last weekend of the duck season in Oklahoma. Next door in northwestern Missouri, waterfowlers are also focusing on geese.

Waterfowler's Notebook: Patterning Late-Season Ducks

Biology plays a bigger role in duck hunting than most hunters realize. Duck behavior is governed by instincts such as feeding, mating, and surviving. In winter, for example, ducks spend much of their time seeking mates for the spring breeding season and building energy reserves for the coming northbound migration.

Five Tactics for Late-Season Ducks

It's late season, when the sport's true diehards are like NFL linemen in the playoffs. Veteran waterfowlers share 5 expert tactics to help successfully end the season.

Cold, Hard Facts: Cold Weather Duck Hunting Tips

The month of December can offer spectacular waterfowling.

Winter Duck Hunting Strategies

Deep winter offers duck hunters both challenge and opportunity. The late season cuts hunters little slack, but the last few weeks can also provide some of the best shooting of the year.

7 Tips for Late-Season Ducks

It's the fourth quarter and the game is wearing long. Energy levels are waning, equipment is broken, but the outcome of the "contest" still hangs in the balance. A good final effort can tilt the game in your favor, and fortunately, there's plenty of time left to build on the score.

Game Plan for Late-Season Ducks

Adapt to changes in birds' behavior to enjoy top-notch duck hunting in the final weeks of the season

Deep Freeze Ducks

Do Something Different in Late Season

Keys to Taking Late-Season Honkers

Late-season waterfowling can present the worst of times and the best of times. Depending on one's place of residency, this portion of the year can bring plunging temperatures, snow and ice, and winds that slice the air like a razor.

Late-Season Decoy Spreads

Overcoming the challenges of winter waterfowling requires both realism and creativity.

Cold-weather hunting tips

Let waterfowl behavior guide you this winter

Keys to Taking Late-Season Honkers

Experienced professional guides share their favored tactical adjustments when stalking Canada geese

10 Strategies For Decoy-Shy Ducks

Late in the season, duck hunters must adapt to changes in the birds' behavior brought on by hunting pressure and pair-bonding.

10 Tips from Top Callers

Expert waterfowlers share their secrets for calling late-season ducks and geese.

Snow Days

Veteran waterfowlers describe their most unforgettable hunts in winter weather.

Tips for Hunting-shy Ducks


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