The final minutes were counting down on the dawn of a new duck season. Visions of last season’s gray ducks hovering over the decoys had faded with time, and teal season was only a taste of what this hunter envisioned to satisfy his insatiable desire for the thrill of duck hunting.
Gun seasons open this month, so it's time to really get down to business. Learn all you need to know to find those bucks, like this one taken last month by Zachary's Chris Evans, hiding on your property.
Part of collecting valuable data to assist hunters with picking an opening day hunting stand is to spend time observing the areas around established stands or spots under consideration for stand placement.
When Kim and Blake Fouquier leave the dock, they carry a small arsenal of rods and reels. Their basic tuna rigs include Tiagra 50W Shimano Two-Speed Lever Drag reels mounted on J & M Tackle custom rods.