Outdoors Angle: Late Season Ducks

Steve Carney Outdoors
Steve Carney Outdoors

The Flag Outdoors Expert Steve Carney has your weekly Outdoors Angle right here!

     As we slide into the final days of the 2022 waterfowl season, Mother Nature has decided to wreak havoc with the weather and give us a chilly and snowy finale. Many of the smaller waters have now frozen but the larger lakes are still open for business. My recent scouting has shown the late season diving ducks have filtered through the last week and they continue to linger on big water. Many of the accesses are ice covered but there are still some accesses open for boats.

     Late season means big water and big boats. I now am hunting with a 17 foot, V Hull boat and have retired my canoes and sneak boats. Big water at this time of the winter is dangerous and you want a substantial craft beneath you. Always make sure you have a push pole in the boat as a backup in case you get stuck in the rush cover. Push poles are common on small craft but many hunters forget to carry them when using larger boats.

     Overall, not a bad waterfowl season and it turned out much better than last season. Sometimes you never know what the duck seasonsare like as they are all unique year to year. As usual, the weather plays the most important part in the success in our area of the north.

Steve Carney is The Flag WZFG Outdoors expert. He can be heard every Thursday morning at 8:05 on AM 1100 and 92.3 FM WZFG. Check out his weekly podcast on am1100theflag.com and hear his Outdoors Angle reports every Friday on AM 1100 and 92.3 FM WZFG. You can also visit stevecarneyoutdoors.com for more information.