Try These Potential Hotspots for Last-Chance Action
January brings a wave of excitement across the country. No, not the football playoffs. It’s the final push of duck season, and hunters know they only have a few weeks to make memories for another year.
Trouble is, January ducks can be … um, challenging. Many birds have been harassed and shot at since September, and survivors have pretty much seen everything during their harrowing trips down the flyways.
Weather adds to the challenge. During warm years, many ducks linger in the North, leaving Southern hunters frustrated. When it’s exceptionally cold, like during the 2018 season, even Southern areas can freeze, turning typically productive duck holes into makeshift skating rinks. And when you inject heavy hunting pressure into the mix, January duck hunting can seem like a difficult proposition.
We can’t control the weather or pressure. However, some simple guidelines can help you locate those wary, sneaky January ducks. Let’s look at five places late-season birds love to frequent.