Hunting mallards in North Dakota is an exciting waterfowl adventure but it can take a lot of work to fill those limits.
The Dakotas combined with American and Canadian Prairies are often referred to as the “duck factory.” It really is the critical area for breeding ducks, and those regions predict how good a fall waterfowl season the West will get.
There is often a perception that no matter where you go in the region, you will get on a ton of ducks. This is often not the case, and you still have to put in the work to locate and get on those prime hunting spots.
Cabela’s Northern Flight shows the challenges and payoff from putting in those scouting hours before each hunt.
We have all had days when we go out duck hunting and get skunked; that’s just how it goes some days. Even pro-guide services can have a hunting day with no or almost no birds coming in.
The trick is to keep working at it, scouting new locations and mixing up your tactics. With a bit of hard work, you will achieve the results, and the hunt will be all the better for your efforts.