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What is wildfowling?
Wildfowling is the pursuit of ducks and geese, in their natural habitat, usually on marshes or estuaries.
It is mainly a solitary sport requiring considerable dedication and patience as it takes place during the winter months in wet, muddy and often cold conditions.
Wildfowling often takes place early in the morning or in the evening, and typically using shotguns to take birds. Dogs are often vital in order to retrieve downed birds from the water.
One of the unique aspects of wildfowling is that it requires a deep understanding of the birds themselves and their environment.
If you’re a BASC member and have a question for our wildfowling team, get in touch here.
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