You can never go wrong with a lab, especially with your description of ducks, geese and pheasants.
The only thing I would add to the lab picture is they are fantastic with kids and great companions. When they make them stop shedding, they will enter godlike status.
Spend as much time as possible with the dog, and not just training. Take it everywhere, inside, outside, to stores, whatever you can get away with. It pays dividends down the road when the dog has had all these experiences. And as anyone will tell you, a lab pup is quite a chick magnet. Chauvinistic statement, but true.