Ha, kind of ironic that Romeodog is thinking of Juneau. Just so you know, there is quite the controversy about a wolf that was at the Mendenhall Glacier that was named Romeo by some people. The wolf was later shot, supposedly legally, but a large outcry and memorial were made for that wolf. I haven't duck hunted in Juneau, but have been there quite a bit for work. The Mendenhall flats is available to hunt and I've seen ducks and geese there through most of the season. Since Juneau is rather isolated, especially if you don't have a boat, is pretty much one of your only choices. There are a few here that hunt that neck of the woods.
The sea duck hunting can be good, especially for scoters, but a boat is needed.
Juneau wouldn't be considered rural, they have everything a big city has, plus lots of cruise ships in summer and regular ferry service to connect throughout South East Alaska going all the way down to Prince Rupert, British Columbia and Bellingham, Washington. North bound to Haines and Skagway, then cross the Gulf of Alaska to Yakutat, Whittier, Homer, and Kodiak. Quite the hub for the ferry.
If you are comfortable with hunting the same area day after day, Juneau can be the place for you. If you'd like to have some more variety on places to hunt ducks, a place with a road system would be the place. From Fairbanks to Homer and Anchorage to Cordova (via another ferry) has good duck hunting. Access to the spots is more of an issue than anything and also the timing. Coastal areas tend to be more tidal. You CAN be in the blind right before shoot time, but if it is low tide, might as well have slept in until the tide starts to rise in a some cases. Lots of Alaska to explore and there are 3 major different parts of Alaska. South East, South Central, and North. If you go rural, remember it can be REAL rural, not like a scattered farmland in the mid west.
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