September Teal Hunting

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Teal hunters don’t need big decoy spreads—a dozen or so blocks is about right.

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Early season teal are suckers for spinning-wing decoys.

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Best bring plenty of shells along for a teal hunt.

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Multiple misses are common.

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Teal respond readily to good calling. Whistles and nasally blue-wing quacks are best.

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Did we mention to bring plenty of shells?

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You don't need an elaborate blind for teal hunting. Wearing good camo and remaining motionless next to a bit of cover will often suffice.

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For shallow-water hunting, Texas-rigged decoys are by far the quickest setup.

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The object of your grill's affection - a September bulewing. Marinate, wrap in bacon, and grill to medium rare.

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Stock up on No. 4 steel and bug spray. Early teal season is just around the corner.