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Top Tips for Wildfowling Success

Posted on: 29th Aug 18 at 1:34 pm by Realtree Global

Realtree Max-5 – The hardest working camo for the hardest working hunters.

Realtree recognise that wildfowlers are amongst some of the most passionate and dedicated to their sport. So here are a few of our favourite tips to explore when on the marsh.

Is your gun up to the job?

Wildfowling takes you to some pretty inhospitable environments. With the added challenge of winter weather, it’s important that the equipment you’re using is up to the challenge. It is especially important therefore, to ensure that your gun is in good condition and able to cope with the challenges that come with wildfowling. 

Challenging conditions makes for better opportunities

Wind, rain and cold weather are perfect weather conditions for wildfowling. It’s essential your clothing and equipment help shield you from the elements

Realtree Max-5 The essential for camo for wildfowling

From foreshore and marshes to stubble fields and marshland, traditional wildfowlers wore plain, dark clothing which tended to stand out from miles away. Over time, most wildfowlers have become accustomed to wearing warm dry clothing imprinted camouflage to help them blend into their surroundings. 

Realtree’s Max-5 camouflage is the most technologically advanced and versatile camouflage pattern ever developed for wildfowling and features cattails, reeds, cane and grasses to blend into flooded marshes. Plus corn, wheat, oats and sunflowers to hide you in open fields. It has branches, twigs and leaves that work in flooded timber with open areas that mimic mud, water, bark and shadows.

Learn from everyone.

You should allow all your shooting experiences to have a positive impact on your knowledge and skills. Learn skills from practically everyone you meet, you never know what helpful hints and tips you can develop.

Practice your calls.

The art of using sound to attract your quarry – calling – is as old as hunting itself. You will, however, need to remember that a call is like a gun in that it’s only as good as the person behind it. A call is a musical instrument, albeit a simple one, and you simply cannot pick it up and expect to master it the first time you blow into it.

Stay Concealed 

Staying concealed is essential especially during the winter months. As a result, covering your face with a veil and covering your hands with lightweight gloves are effective ways to help keep you concealed from your quarry. 

Take your best friend! 

Be very considerate of your surroundings. If you’re on a flooded marsh or near rivers and foreshores then never go wildfowling without your dog. Near water will often require a strong swimming dog to retrieve the birds you have shot.