Waterfowlers and Locations

Wildfowling is a remarkably atmospheric sport, and there’s a lot of aspects to consider when deciding which locations are the superior choice for you. A large portion of wildfowlers enjoy the atmosphere and experience of water fowling, and are still happy to leave without shooting anything – but there are also other wildfowlers who feel their day is unsuccessful if they fail to leave with something in their bag.

The wildfowlers who enjoy the experience would much prefer locations with history of wildfowling, for example they would prefer to walk amongst the locations where famous wildfowlers had been themselves. An example would be:  Stanley Duncan – the highly experienced wildfowler who was a secretary of WAGBI (also known as Wildfowlers Association of Great Britain) up until 1946. He has wrote multiple books and is famous amongst both experienced an inexperienced water fowlers. The thrill of shooting where Stanley Duncan has shot would be more than enough for some wildfowlers.

There are some spots in England that wildfowlers prefer to keep close to their chest in fear that their pleasure for the sport becomes diminished due to the surrounding habitat is disturbed by too many unnatural goings on. Some countryside’s are flourishing at certain times of the year due to the amount of animals that come to feed on the nourishing countryside. Other shooters however, would prefer their wildfowling in locations with a large amount of pink feet that they can shoot. This is all down to personal preference; this list will be able to help you decide on which location you should try water fowling at next!

Halvergate – Norfolk Countryside:

Halvergate marshes have a beautiful atmosphere for wildfowling; there are many beautiful parts of Norfolk that can convince you to try water fowling – whatever the weather. There are clusters of foliage known by fowlers which help with setting up the blind on the Halvergate Marshes, even during torrential rains. The Halvergate Marshes are fresh and are great spots to set up! If you’re wildfowling for pink feet, this is a great recommendation for intermediate enthusiasts at Norfolk Countryside. This marsh would be recommended for a shooter who wishes to leave with something in his bag. Here are some examples of where

The Dee Estuary:

This is one of the most famous locations for wildfowling; this location has been used for centuries and has an extensive history. Many famous wildfowlers have shot here such as Harold Gill who was a professional wildfowler born in 1883.  These marshes have an amazing atmosphere but in my experience they be quite populated in the early morning. This is due to the popularity of the marsh and the history. This marsh would be recommended for somebody who appreciates the history and experience of wildfowling.

These are just a few examples of the different types of wildfowlers and their preferable locations. Of course every wildfowler hopes to leave with something in their bag at the end of the day, and these locations may surprise you, sometimes you may leave with more from the Dee Estuary than you would at Halvergate, it’s very flexible and comes down to a majority of different factors.

If you’re planning on wildfowling away from home, make sure you have the right equipment. If you need specialist apparatus http://www.DJDecoys.com provides everything you need to become a fieldsports specialist. Secondly, ensure you map out your location to find the best setting for you. You should also check the locations for any requirements you may need to shoot there as some locations require a membership to wildfowl, or access the land.

My name is Rick Hill and I have been a wildfowling enthusiast for a number of years which I have learned from my grandfather, I have picked up many techniques and wildfowling equipment from DJDecoys. Where do you think are good wildfowling locations?

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