if you want to duck hunt in nc, dont live anywhere west of raleigh. get a north carolina built boat, (parker, privateer, may craft, etc.) and paint it flat green. go out with some guides in the outer banks to have some good duck hunting and to learn the ropes. dont hunt in Dare, Hyde, Pamlico, or carteret counties (blind laws are a B*$@#). There is a lot of open water in the Albemarle sound and Pamlico area. Also fishing is usually better than hunting in this state, and fall is the best. Welcome aboard.