Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) drake. How better to start a board entitled ducks than with a mallard , possibly the best known of Ducks, common as sh*t but beautiful beyond belief. Have the added advantage of tasting lovely when cooked.
Late December through mid-January is an incredible time to experience waterfowl hunting across the Central Flyway and the interior of the Pacific Flyway. Big orange-legged mallards, fully plumed teal, and Canada geese stack up along open waterways after the first major cold snap. These new birds aren’t yet habituated to local hunting pressure, and when they are moving, the action can be fast and steady. Here’s what you need to know for winter waterfowl success.