Information on duck hunting, where to go, what to wear, what guns to use and advice from expert wildfowlers

2018 game shooting seasons for partridge

Game shooting seasons

The pheasant, partridge and grouse shooting seasons are now open and it's not long until the season opens for some deer in Scotland. Find out when the seasons open with this guide to game shooting seasons

Flightpond at dusk

Techniques for mastering a flightpond at dusk

Graham Brown’s student Giacomo Drax is lucky enough to have access to a flight pond that he occasionally shoots with his father Jeremy. Shooting ducks at dusk or in darkness that are responding to decoys around a pond requires a well-fitting gun and steady nerves. With an evening flight on…

Duck calls on foreshore

Four of the best duck calls

I don’t often leave the house during the wildfowling season without my trusty duck calls around my neck. I am a great believer in the use of calls on the foreshore, and I am convinced that they often enhance my sport, thus producing more food for the table. I carry…

guide to wildfowling in the UK

A guide to wildfowling in the UK

Wildfowling: Whether mallard, pintail or teal, those who want to shoot the different duck species are spoilt for choice.

ramshackle hut

Bewitchingly beautiful but spooky

From the first moment I saw Cambridgeshire’s Ouse Washes, a bewitching spell was cast over me. I was enchanted by the wildfowl as I peeped over the bank, enthralled by the sight of those semi-flooded  flat lands between the floodbanks, where all sorts of duck could be seen. To stand and stare down the  ooded washes into the…

fowling

Early season fowling

Having shot my local marshes for numerous years, I have a good understanding of where the best chances lie, depending on the time of year and weather conditions. I decided to put this theory to the test and ventured out with my young dog, Goose, on a marsh that normally…

Duck calling

Duck Calling

In this video I’m concentrating on duck calling. I believe calling can make a difference to the bag if the skill is mastered. It isn’t very often that I head out on to the foreshore, or even a pond, without my trusty call around my neck. Despite often looking like…

duck decoys

Duck Decoys

“My name is Randy Clark and I’ve been painting duck decoys for a little over 40 years. “Ducks are kind of a neat animal, I think God spent a little extra time when he created the ducks. The carving trap is located just north of Cromp, which is not far…

barbecued duck

Barbecued duck breast with white coleslaw

Duck is delicious when barbecued, as the sweet, smoky taste adds a fantastic layer to the flavour. The thing that makes duck tricky to barbecue is the fat: you need to score the skin to get the best taste. White coleslaw goes very well with the barbecued duck. Serve with…