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7 Reasons Why Duck Season is the Best Season [PICS]

Duck season is the best season because it allows for more versatility than most other types of hunting.

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Oh yeah, duck season is the best season.

If you are an avid duck or other waterfowl hunter, you already know this. Sometimes those deer hunters think they have it good, but then we rub some of the finer things about duck hunting in their faces, and there isn’t much they can do.

Check out this list of reasons why duck hunting season is the best season, and leave additional reasons in the comments below.

View the slideshow to see why duck season is the best season.

1) Breakfast in the blind

Photo via Greenhead

What other kind of hunting allows for cooking and eating breakfast in the blind? A small camp stove with a frying pan and pot will do it, but more elaborate blinds have full kitchens. I’ve never had a duck scared away by the smell of fresh pancakes or the sound of sizzling bacon.

2) You can talk, laugh and heckle one another while hunting

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Not too may types of hunts are tolerant of talking between hunters. Duck hunting allows time to catch up with old friends, laugh at funny stories and make fun of your buddy’s poor shooting. As long as you quiet down when the ducks are in sight, this can be a very social event. Duck season is the best season to share time with your friends and family.

3) A variety of species and subspecies

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Duck hunting presents an opportunity to see and take different types of waterfowl. Ducks and geese, mallards and widgeon, you never know what will come to your decoys and give you a shot.

4) Multiple opportunities and action

Photo by Joe Riekers

Duck season is the best season because it allows for many opportunities on a given day and plenty of action throughout the season. A single species hunt sometimes means a one animal per season bag limit. You can go duck hunting every or any day of the season and have the opportunity to shoot as long as you are within the law. Duck season is the best season for endless action.

5) A Boat Ride

Photo by Brandon Riekers

Duck boats are synonymous with duck hunting. Not every duck hunting situation requires a boat, but duck season is the best season because it make a great excuse for a boat ride to and from the hunt. As evidenced by the photo, the ducks like it too.

6) You get to hang out with your dog

Photo courtesy of Triangle Delta

Bird dog, big game dogs, coon dogs – they all run up ahead of the hunter. Duck dogs hang out with the hunter. It is common to see a duck dog perk its ears up when it hears the whistling wings of ducks overhead. A good canine companion will brave the cold water to bring your duck back to you, then curl up at your feet for a good old ear scratching. Duck season is the best season to spend time with your dog.

7) Peaceful serenity

Photo by Brandon Riekers

Duck season is the best season because it gives the perfect opportunity to relax. When you need a break and look forward to some alone time to think, reflect and clear your mind, you can do it all in the duck blind. Duck hunting can be done alone when you want the solitude.

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