I am new to the forum and hope it is a good source of information on where to find some places to hunt ducks here in Colorado.
I moved here in 2005 from Washington and have concentrated on bowhunting and fishing. I did quite a bit of duck and goose hunting in Washington, but have not been since moving here.
My wife surprised me a couple of weeks ago by telling me she wants to take her hunters safety course and hunt ducks this year. She has never hunted before, although she has been out with me while I hunted ducks and she has been to Elk camp a few times. The only other hunting she has shown interest in was turkey hunting, but I've never done that and don't know where to start.
We live in Loveland and I am interested in finding some public land out East to take her. We have a boat, but we do not have a retriever. I have been collecting the information on the SWA's and the STL areas and that is an option. I've never hunted in a spot where you had to check in and out, is it difficult? Do the areas get a lot of pressure? Are the areas on the river or standing water like a reservoir? I am figuring the river is the best bet when things start to freeze up.
Any help in finding some spots is appreciated. I'd like my wife to be able to kill some birds so her interest continues since this is the first time she's shown an interest to do the shooting. I'm hoping this gives us something to do together and as a family. I have a 7 year old daughter that just can't hardly wait until she is old enough to get a hunting license and she wants to sit in the blind with us to learn about duck hunting too.