I'd like to start by saying you all will help me more than I will help you. However, if any of you archery hunt or fly fish, we may be able to swap info. !
I moved to AZ from the Midwest last August and have not hunted anything in over a year. This Fall and Winter I plan on letting loose and having some fun. I have always been inamoured with Waterfowling, however, coming from the Midwest and having such a liberal archery season, I did not find much time to hunt waterfowl as I was always in a treestand somewhere. After moving here and looking at all of the big game and quail opportunities, I am excited, I think. The seasons and where they fall, may allow me to hunt more often and more species out here. Thus, I was really excited to think I may be able to start getting serious about waterfowling. However, from what I have seen, it almost does not seem worth the effort in this state .
If anyone out there can tell me, yes there are birds here and they are worth hunting, my spirits may be lifted a bit (so much so, I may forego Quail this year and try to hunt Ducks)! Anyone with any information on Arizona Waterfowling, please guide me and give me hope. If it helps, I live north of Phoenix and would drive to New Mexico or Nevada or up to Utah. Basically the entire northern part of this state is open to me. Also, I do not have a duck boat, nor a bird dog. However, should I find something worth while, the new Lab would be the next purchase!
Thanks in advance to anyone who may shed some light into this.
Wings and Waters