The only easy way to pluck a duck is to have the wife do it for you :toofunny:
Now, talking seriously for a sec, try hanging your ducks for a couple days before you pluck them (of course, it will depend on how cold it is where you live).
If you let the ducks hang for a few days, the job becomes easier - no need to mess with boiling water or wax. The rule-of-thumb is to hang your ducks for few days (by the neck) and then pluck the tail feathers. When they come off easily, the duck is ready to be plucked.
I'm in WA, and have left ducks "hanging" for as long as 4 full days after the hunt, without any ill effect. You'll be amazed by how cold the meat is when you clean that duck.
EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE:
1. If you get a warm weather spell, you need to clean the ducks immediately.
2. If you shot your duck in the lower part of the body (gut area), you need to clean it the same day you shot it, because a gut shot will spoil the meat fairly quickly, regardless of how cold it is.
Of course, I hardly ever have that problem, since most of my kills are head shot :getdown: