I like you dream of migrations, equipment, hunting videos, past seasons, and future hunts. I watch videos and search websites, realizing that a lot of the American videos either use gear that isn’t geared for Canadian Prairies or the advice/tactics they use seem a little off to what we know works up here.
I am wanting to share with you some of my thoughts on hunting, gear, and skills needed to hunt the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan effectively. I hope over time to be able to compile a manual of sorts, of things that our hunting parties have learned through our many failures and successes.
If you are new to the sport of waterfowl hunting, welcome, be prepared to piss your wives, parents, kids, and relatives off. Unless they hunt they will NEVER understand you from now on. There is no way you explain to them why you are getting up at 2 a.m. to drive out to hunt the morning. From now on you will watch Youtube videos of birds getting destroyed.
Personally the way i learn has been to teach or show someone what i have learned (or just learned). Sorta like an old school apprenticeship. It took me a while to find someone who actually knew how to hunt birds well, who was willing to teach. I decided a while back to pass on what I know, limited as it may be.