Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Missouri Duck Hunts

Missouri Duck Hunts
Mild winters combined with an abundance of corn, rice and soybean fields make the state an ideal location for Missouri duck hunts. Waterfowl seasons are generally established according to peak migrations recorded in previous years. Naturally, weather is the determining factor as to whether the ducks arrive during hunting season or move through the state too quickly or do not arrive in time. Seasons also vary in different regions of the state.

* North-The regular season begins during the third week of October and extends to the last week in December.

* Middle-The season begins during the first week of November and lasts through December.

* South-Waterfowl hunting season starts during the last week in November and spans into the last week of January.

Whether you're planning on participating in self-guided or guided Missouri duck hunts, locals recommend making arrangements no later than July. Farmers often limit access to fields or blinds and good spots typically fill quickly. Taking into consideration some techniques used by seasoned hunters also increases the likelihood of success.


Ducks have a tendency to feed in the morning and in the afternoon, often returning to the same location. Many hunters prefer to scout out feeding areas in advance, and with the landowner's permission, mark sites with a flag.

Decoy Configurations

Hunters hunting ducks on dry fields often create large displays using both snow geese and duck decoys. The large geese decoys get the ducks' attention and better hide the blinds. Displays may also consist of a large and a small configuration. The large grouping generally attracts the birds from the air.  However, when the birds land, they tend to choose to feed amongst the smaller groupings. Hunters also suggest using a combination of full body ducks with a few wing-spinning decoys dispersed throughout the arrangement. Use decoys that replicate male duck coloration and arrange the groupings so that the birds funnel naturally closer to the blind.

Duck Calls

Missouri Duck Hunts occurring on dry fields more readily rely on the decoys to attract the birds rather than using a barrage of calls. As the decoys are doing the majority of the work, a few feed calls or soft quacks are sufficient.
Miscellaneous Tips

Hunt on sunny days, which create shadows and better camouflage. After a freeze, hunt in the afternoon when the warmer temperature and sunshine have the chance to thaw grain bearing plants. After a light snow, muddy the field to give the appearance that the site has had feeding action.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Missouri Duck Hunting Clubs - For the best waterfowl hunts!

Missouri Duck Hunting Clubs - For the best waterfowl hunts!
Waterfowl hunting is as much of an art as it is a craft. It takes learning, an observant eye and years of firsthand experience to perfect those skills needed to become a successful hunter. And unfortunately, not all of those qualities can be gleaned by reading books, watching videos on the topic or surfing the Internet.

For novice, Missouri hunters eager to learn the nuances of the ever endearing art of waterfowl hunting, the best way to get started is by joining Missouri duck hunting club.  Detractors of this good advice often hold that joining hunting clubs might detract one from doing much hunting. The inverse is actually true, because when you join a club you become part of a "fellowship" of like-minded individuals, thereby even further strengthening your resolve to improve your hunting skills.

Novice hunters get a great opportunity to fraternize and network with more seasoned hunters frequent the hunting club. That way, they can get access to invaluable hunting knowledge that books, and videos don't really teach. Missouri waterfowl hunting clubs aren’t just good for beginners. Even seasoned waterfowl hunters can find some of the best hunting through these clubs...and here's why:

  • Many clubs have duck duck hunting  guides and other staff that have intimate knowledge of their hunting grounds. Individuals or small groups could spend hours scouring the grounds to locate the best spots. Club members can, however, tap into that knowledge to immediately pick the best spots at the best time of day to decoy the targeted birds.
  • Contrary to what you may think, waterfowl hunting does require several "tools of the trade" to make it a success.  Equipment such as decoys, layout blinds; pits and goose chairs are expensive for individuals to purchase. Hunting clubs provide affordable access to these and other items for their members.
  • But even if individuals could afford to purchase all the equipment and tools needed, it takes years of practice and experience to learn how to use them. For instance, decoys must be deployed in significant numbers, and in specific patterns for decoying waterfowl to believe the setup is realistic. Otherwise, they won't descend, which can leave individuals bitterly disappointed. Hunting clubs can usually offer expertise in such matters as good decoy deployments.
  • Above all, hunters share tips and swap hunting strategy with each other, thereby serving as a tool to sharpen every waterfowlers skill. Individuals setting out on a hunt will rarely get the opportunity to consult with others to learn how they might better their own hunting techniques.

While the decision to go Missouri waterfowl hunting individually or as part of a guided hunt at a duck club is purely a personal one, there's no doubt that duck hunting clubs afford a whole host of conveniences, and opportunities denied freelance hunters. At the end of the day, hunting clubs are far more likely to bag a more bountiful harvest, while thoroughly enjoying the hunting experience, than individuals hunting on their own in a strange surroundings.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Snow geese are hard enough to decoy. Level the field with guided snow goose hunting!

Snow geese are hard enough to decoy. Level the field with guided snow goose hunting!
 Even if you are a veteran waterfowl hunter, guided snow goose hunts make good sense. But for beginners or casual sport hunters, the only way to successfully harvest a good number of bird is if you are guided on a hunt. Why? Because, unlike other types of birds such as Canadian geese or Mallards, snow geese are extremely shrewd, fly in very large groups and are very sensitive to their environment. They are quick studies, and learn the patterns of danger fast, thus flying past a decoy setup at the slightest sign of peril from afar.

Guided snow goose hunts are conducted by trained and professional goose hunting guides, who are avid waterfowl hunters themselves. They therefore they have a much better idea of how the snow goose thinks, and how they will react to any given situation. These are experienced groups of individuals that are skilled in the art of decoys. But they are also intimately familiar with the hunting terrain. This trio of skills puts them in a much better position, more so than even seasoned hunters, to ensure that their guided snow goose hunts result in harvesting the most number of birds possible.

Many novice hunters might equate a waterfowl hunt to scenes they see on TV, where a vortex of thousands of birds circle overhead for a brief moment, and then descend onto a virtual killing field, only to be harvested by eager shooters below by the dozens. The truth is far from that, especially when it comes to snow geese. These magnificent and intelligent birds have been hunted for thousands of miles during their long migratory trek from the breeding grounds and back. So by the time they fly past a particular field, their keen sense of survival is horned sharply by recent experiences.

Professionals conducting guided snow goose hunts know this, and that's why they put in place a number of factors that entice the snow geese to descend on the fields they fly over, including:

the best time of season that will result in the most abundant harvest
the type of habitat that is most likely to attract the geese
the type of decoys that must be used to make the field a convincing landing place
the number of decoys that are ideal to entice the birds to finally land
the exact patterns and placement of decoys to make the fields look realistic
the need for simulated snow geese calls using electronic devices

While one can easily pick up many of these tricks and techniques by reading a few books or surfing the internet, guided snow goose hunts offer more than just "second hand knowledge". The experience and the resources that a professional guided hunting service can offer is much more than most individuals or groups can get on their own. Just the time, cost and effort involved in acquiring, positioning and staging the decoy setup will often convince even seasoned hunting parties to opt for a guided hunt. 

Monday, 5 May 2014


Have some duck meat left over from duck hunting season? Well, it the fifth of May and here is a waterfowl recipe you may like and kick back and enjoy and you might as well have some Margaritas at the same time!

Duck Quesadilla
  • 1 lb. boneless Duck breast meat
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 (1 oz.) pkg. dry fajita seasoning mix
  • 10 (10-inch) Corn or flour tortillas
  • 8 oz. Sargento fine shredded 4-cheese Mexican
  • 1 tbsp. bacon bits
  • 1 onion chopped 
  • 2 peppers, chopped

Preheat the broiler. Cut the duck meat that you got while hunting into small cubes and prepare with the fajita seasoning mix. Broil 5 minutes, or until duck is just a little pink on the inside or the meat reaches 165 degrees. Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Mix in the seasoned duck, onion & pepper. Slowly cook and stir for 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Layer 1/2 of each tortilla with duck mixture, cheese, and desired amount of bacon bits. Top with cheese. Fold the tortillas. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Serve with Refried beans and Spanish rice and chase it all down with some Margaritas
Perfect Margarita
  • 1 lime, cut into 6 wedges
  • Coarse salt
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 3/4 cups tequila
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons Lyme syrup

To salt-rim the glasses, rub a cut lime around the rim of each glass. Fill a saucer with salt, and dip each glass, upside down, into the salt. Set aside. Fill a blender jar three-quarters full of ice cubes. Pour tequila, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, lime juice, and syrup over the ice. Begin blending on low, then increase the speed to high, until the ice is very finely chopped and the mixture is frothy. Taste for sweetness, adding more syrup if necessary. Blend a few seconds more, and pour into the salt-rimmed glasses. Serve immediately. I hope you enjoy this waterfowl and margarita recipe.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Benefits of duck hunting with a well-trained dog

Benefits of duck hunting with a well-trained dog
Duck hunting, like any other sport, offering a tremendous opportunity for relaxation and personal satisfaction. But these events can also serve as a great way for individuals, groups , families and friends to mingle and meet and have much needed social interaction too. So aside from the personal aspect of the hunt, there can be group dynamics at play during a hunt as well.

Regardless of whether it is an individual hunt, or if a group of colleagues and friends are out for some sport, Missouri duck hunting will be far more enjoyable when done using a well-trained dog.  For it is the dog that really does much of the "heavy lifting", while the shooters focus on enjoying the thrill of the hunt. It is that thrill that really brings most people out for a shoot and not the arduous task of searching, locating and retrieving the bird.

When out on a duck hunting trip, especially if you are alone, a well-trained hunting dog not only acts as your dependable personal valet or maid, fetching and retrieving the downed birds for you, but can also be an excellent travelling companion, listening to you speak your mind out loud while never daring to interrupt. In many instances, even mainstream medical professionals consider that (being able to talk and be listened to) of great therapeutic value.

And just as one does during other sporting activity, duck hunting provides the ideal setting for much needed exercise.  For the hunter to scout his or her prey, set the decoys to get the best shot  at the decoying birds, it requires stealth and physical movement which results in a great workout for joints, muscles and limbs. But the hunter is also concerned about not over taxing himself  while out on the hunt, especially if the hunting area is extensive and spread out. And that's where a well-trained hunting dog plays a vital role.

By travelling over long distances, often through overgrowth, bushes and leaping over fallen trees, swamps and through large bodies of water bodies and skilfully locating and retrieving birds that the shooter kills, a well trained dog serves his master or mistress well. If the hunter is already tired from walking during the shoot, locating and retrieving the kill will leave him even more exhausted. And any sport that causes exhaustion, as opposed to a healthy work out, will soon become a chore rather than a pleasurable thing.

Taking a well-trained dog along on a duck hunting trip is as much of a mental and physical thrill for the dog as it is for the hunter. During the hunt, not only is the hunter-retriever bond cemented even further, but the dog's training is reinforced while at the same time he/she gets much needed exercise in the great outdoors. At the end of the day, the dog gets to do what he/she loves best, while giving the hunter all the more time to hone his or her hunting skills. 

Friday, 11 April 2014

Ever expanding waterfowl hunting opportunities across Missouri

Duck hunting
Hunting in the state of Missouri is a delight because the state has so much game to offer. For casual hunters as well as seasoned hunting enthusiasts, the beginning of fall every year marks the start of Missouri duck hunting season.  Duck hunting is an adventure sport and is very popular in the state. The millions of ducks and geese that pass through Missouri as a part of their migratory pattern, making the state one of the prime locations where people visit when they want to experience dependable duck hunting.

The migratory season for ducks and geese is near the time when summer is ending and the seasons are starting to change, and the birds return to their wintering grounds. They tend to fly in large groups, waterfowl fly a path that has largely remained unchanged agricultural and wetlands over the years. We have painstakingly identified the most suitable spots all over the state where guided waterfowl hunting would be easier, and the locale will be surrounded by nature.  Many spots in the state offer Missouri duck and goose hunting, and we offer you a chance to go to many of better ones and enjoy an astounding hunting experience with fellow duck hunting enthusiasts.

The Missouri duck and goose hunting is only getting better

Believe it or not, despite the heavy hunting pressure every year, the pursuit for quality duck hunting in the state of Missouri has been improving in the past few years. The number of ducks and geese in the migrating flocks has been increasing, and you can usually secure limits on many days.

Whether you prefer to use decoys for traditional hunting, or you like jump shooting your prey, you will find a lot of opportunities to indulge in your style of hunting. Missouri waterfowl hunting will forever become a cherished memory in your mind once you have been a part of one the guided Missouri Waterfowl Hunting packages we offer. The hunting areas are strictly regulated and entire areas are monitored by various authorities.  The snow goose hunting Missouri package we offer to our clients ensures they get access to a high-quality hunting trip that is thoroughly enjoyable, offers everyone a chance to score some great game, and have a thrilling and adventurous time. If you are a duck hunting fan, then you will find the services that we offer highly useful. Travel with us across the state and take part in a Missouri snow goose or duck hunting experience that you will always want to remember.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Duck and Goose Hunting in SE Missouri

Missouri duck hunting
The history of Missouri waterfowl hunting can be traced back to the days of market duck hunting. A lot has changed since then, but the duck and goose hunt has continued with full vigor. The SE Missouri has gone on to become a paradise for duck hunting. The golden rice fields attract the geese and the ducks and thus act as a perfect decoy. Many hunting enthusiasts participate in the Missouri duck hunting. A lot of them are sportsmen waiting for this hunting season. People throng for guided waterfowl hunting mainly because of these reasons

·         Abundance of rice fields which attracts more geese

·         Hunting assistance provided

Waterfowl hunting in Missouri cannot be imagined without experiencing it firsthand. We are one the most experienced in this area and provide guided duck hunts as well as guided goose hunts for those who are up for the challenge. What really make us stand out in the crowd is our high quality and moderate pricing. We leave no stone unturned to make this hunting expedition a memorable affair. A guided Missouri duck hunt is carried out from steal pits which consist of rolling lids or flip screens. These pits are sunk into the field with soybean and rice planted in it. The hunting guides are highly skilled and use best quality equipments and decoys possible. They are poised to your hassle-free duck hunting experience. We also offer Guided goose hunting for those who seek challenge.

The guided hunting will never seem constrained as we offer large fields, where some of them are to the tune of 200 acres. Bigger hunting grounds also ensure that hunting parties never get too close to each other. Our location is our USP. We are located in the Mississippi flyway which contains several conservation areas. Ten Mile Pond, Otter Slough and Horseshoe Lake. Due to this suitable location and presence of rice belt, there is no lack of waterfowl for guided duck hunts. Apart from guided duck hunts and guided goose hunting, seasonal hunting leases are also provided for such persons who do not want any assistance. Though there is a limited number for seasonal hunting, this too can be very rewarding.

The service provided for Missouri duck hunting are state-of-the-art and gives an enriching experience. The experience of guided duck hunts and guided goose hunting is highly enjoyable and compel all of you to visit again and again. For more information, you can leaf through .