20 Public Land Hotspots for 2021

The following is a resource for finding ducks and geese on public land in each flyway

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Each flyway offers unique habitats and species-specific opportunities for waterfowlers on public land. The key is locating these destinations for your next adventure. The following destinations should help get your public land waterfowling adventures started.

Five Atlantic Flyway Public Land Hotspots for 2021


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The Atlantic Flyway is a historical hotbed of waterfowl hunting in North America. As in other areas of the continent, the key to hunting success in this flyway is knowing where to go, and the following breakdown of public hunting hotspots is a good place to start.

Five Mississippi Flyway Public Land Hotspots for 2021


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The Mississippi Flyway is well-known for its public-land opportunities and this guide will help you get your next adventure started.

Five Central Flyway Public Land Hotspots for 2021


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Among the public hunting opportunities found throughout the Central Flyway are those that bear the mark of Ducks Unlimited volunteers and fellow supporters of wetlands conservation. Give a tip of your hat to their work—and bag a few birds—by visiting the following five remarkable public hunting destinations this season.

Five Pacific Flyway Public Land Hotspots for 2021


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The Pacific Flyway is known for fantastic waterfowling, and this vast region is blessed with a wealth of public hunting opportunities. This guide could serve as a reference for your next waterfowling adventure out West.