The duck populations may change hence influence hunting success, but what remains on the side of the hunter though is the constant improvement of the hunting gear. Duck hunting gear includes ammunition, blinds, special clothes, dog training techniques, decoys and this is not all.
It is believed that shells and ammunition that are to be found today on the market for duck hunting are much better than the formerly used lead shot. What has been improved is the velocity of the loads and in consequence the shooting distance. Higher speed insures a greater distance. Also the shot is now non-toxic and thus risks that come with eating the bird are reduced.
Duck hunting gear also refers to what a hunter wears. Camouflage clothing that is also lightweight and waterproof offers better conditions for hunting and improves success. A useful novelty is the windproof jacket that offers both warmth and freedom of movement.
Another piece of duck hunting gear is the duck boat. It is used when hunting on lakes, swamps, big rivers, and streams. Since the boat is quite important for the water birds hunter, almost every big watercraft manufacturer builds duck boats. These boats vary in length, camouflage color, model and there are many accessories that can be added to them. Such are bench seats, lights, grab rails, center or side console steering. If you want you can also have built in fuel tanks, ice chests and gun storage boxes. Those who want a complete duck hunting gear will get boats with dry storage, shelves for decoys and shotguns and options are still many more.
Whether they are designed for land or boat hunting, blinds have also improved. Today’s blinds are easier to install, lightweight, portable and efficient in hiding hunters.
Modern duck hunting gear is definitely increasing hunters’ success as well as their safety.