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5 Uncommon Waterfowl You Should Hunt For [PICS]

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Looking to change it up a little this season? Check out these five uncommon waterfowl you can hunt.

Whether you’re ready to go on a different kind of adventure or have simply bagged the limit of the usual already, these five unusual and uncommon waterfowl will be exciting new finds.

These are the top five we recommend if you live in North America.

Please make sure to check your local hunting regulations before hunting these birds. 

White-Fronted Goose

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The White-Fronted Goose is located in northern Alaska and Canada during summer breeding season and then returns to Louisiana, Texas, and Mexico over the winter. This is a medium sized gray and brown goose. Its bill can be pinkish to orange with a white forehead.

Whistling Duck

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The Whistling Duck is primarily located in south Texas and Florida, but can travel slightly more north during breeding season. This duck resembles a goose due to its long legs and neck. Their color is a mixture of a beautiful chestnut and black. They have a broad white wing stripe.

Canada Goose

 

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Image via Wikimedia Commons

The Canada Goose can be spotted all over North America over the winter and breeding seasons. It returns to Canada for the summer. This is a large bird that travels in large flocks. It has a tan chest and brown back. They are easily identified by their prominent white cheeks.

Ross’s Goose

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This goose is primarily white with a pink beak. It is small and has black tipped feathers on its wings. During the non-breeding winter season, it can be found in the Texas panhandle and New Mexico. Adolescents can be more of a gray color.

American Wigeon

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Image via Wikimedia Commons

This duck can be located all over North America. It is gaining in population and popularity. It is a medium sized duck and the males have a prominent white crown. They can have a large green face patch and their wings have a white patch. Their rear end is outlined with a white stripe. This is definitely a stunning duck.

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5 Uncommon Waterfowl You Should Hunt For [PICS]