You may be like me, someone who was at least curious enough to want to give hunting a try. If you’ve been following me from the beginning of this series, I’ve taken you step by step from getting certified, to training, to hunting and harvesting my first deer.
If you’re a beginner like me but deer hunting is not your preference, perhaps waterfowl hunting will be for you.
The Missouri Department of Conservation is here to help me and many other who suffer from Adult Onset Hunting.
Most of the same principles apply when it comes to safety, protection from the elements and meeting the requirements from the Missouri Department of Conservation, regarding tags and permits. However, the hunt for waterfowl is a completely different animal (if you excuse the pun).
To help walk us through some of the differences between deer and waterfowl hunting is Jim Low. He’s the News Service Coordinator with the department and he’ll be my mentor on my upcoming duck hunt, which will cover on our next Google Hangout in this series.
He’ll talk more about the specific permits you’ll need as well as a few extra items in terms of the gear you’ll need to wear. When you duck hunt, you of course want to make sure you’re warm, but it is essential that you stay dry…because you will be in water. Duck hunting, opposed to deer hunting, is also different in the way you’ll handle your firearm and the biggest difference of course, is that you’re attempting to harvest an extremely fast moving target.
Enjoy this hangout as we prep for our next hunt. Be on the lookout for follow up videos in our series. After we hunt, we’ll teach you how to prepare your harvest with some delicious meals just in time for the holidays.