Much of the duck hunting done across the country is on public land. The key word here is “public.” That means that other hunters are likely to be hunting at the same time you are. It’s important to show good sportsmanship and hunting ethics when hunting in tight quarters on public land.

Wade Bourne and Ducks Unlimited has put together 10 rules hunters should follow when hunting ducks on public land.

1.Don’t set up too close to another party. This is a cardinal rule and one of the biggest sources of contention on public hunting areas. If another party beats you to a spot, go somewhere else. Otherwise, wait until they are finished and claim their spot when they leave. Don’t crowd them while they’re hunting or compete for the same ducks. Many areas specify the minimum distance that must be kept between hunting parties, so make sure you abide by these regulations… [continued]

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