I am looking forward to my 3rd season of waterfowl hunting. I was taken out late seaon 1 time the first year & went out again myself duck hunting on inland parry sound area lakes and got hooked. Last year I got out a couple more times on lakes & a couple times in a marsh in a canoe. Also got out 5 times in farm fields near Macadesh Bay (coldwater) and near Parry sound to Goose Hunt. I've had a blast and want to get out lots more this year. I have equiped my self fairly well from decoys & calls to new waterfowl 12 gage & painted camo on my new duck boat. I have yet to get a dog do to family & work restraints that would not allow me to spend the proper time with it. As a result the field goose hunting has proved better for me due to shot bird retreval. However I would like to get at some more mallards and am interrested in field hunting Mallards as well.
The purpose of this post is to learn local info where I hunt & meet and hunt with experienced or at least likewise passonite local hunters. I am 45 & and a mentor to my 14 year old son who also looks forward to this season. I am also Interested to know if there are any water fowl clubs nearby. Also would like to hear about stratigies for hunting without dogs on the water for retreval of downed birds.Any help apreciated .