|Brett Baker of DU is always ready for teal hunting|
The early teal season runs September 15 through September 30 and the daily bag limit is four teal per hunter. The legal to shoot hours run from sunrise until sunset during teal season, and both blue-winged and green-winged teal are in season. Remember to have your hunting license, HIP permit, state waterfowl permit and federal duck stamp in order to be legal. Non-toxic shot such as steel, bismuth or tungsten is required when waterfowl hunting.
|Jeff shows off his GWT to friend Jim Clark|
|James Rembert appreciates an early season doe|
Scouting is essential during the early season because the lack of other migratory ducks in the area makes the teal stay in only a few trusted locations. If a hunter sets up his decoys away from one of the locations being used by the teal, it could be a futile outing. Teal are small so try to use teal decoys or wood duck decoys to attract them, and a Mojo Teal motorized decoy with spinning wings is also a smart move.
For a past blog entry on the opener for teal and doe season click here.