Duck Duck Duck: Where to Hunt Three Popular Breeds in Texas

Duck Duck Duck: Where to Hunt Three Popular Breeds in Texas

Duck Hunting, wood duckNorth and East TexasWood Ducks and MallardsThe male wood duck, with its head of iridescent green and its dappled chestnut breast, is stunning to behold: a wildlife painting come to life, gliding gracefully through the forest. Wood ducks reside near streams and lakes in North and East Texas, which is also where you’ll find the much larger but similarly hued mallards, the nation’s most common duck. For hunters who covet these birds, Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area, northwest of Palestine, is a good bet. The public reserve boasts thousands of acres of bottomland forests and wetlands, all traversed by slow-moving creeks and whistling with ducks.The South Texas Coast  RedheadsWhen redhead ducks bombard the Texas shoreline in mid to late January, often by the hundreds of…View Original Post

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