Although ducks’ natural habit gets managed by natures tide, wind, weather and the moon, general ducks fly inland at dusk, to inlets and estuaries out on the mudflats, shallow ponds where freshly made flashings’ occurring after recent rains ducks feed on chaff and grass seeds and resting up for the night. There are ten species of duck shot legally in Scotland: The Mallard, Teal, Wigeon, Pintail, Shoveller, Gadwall, Tufted duck, Pochard, Goldeneye and Scaup are all legal quarries; coastal wildfowling and decoying cater for a high number of ducks shot in Scotland, although most water birds hunters shoot ducks and geese flighting into and out of inland ponds.
Majority of Duck and geese are grass and seed eaters, naturally come inland at dusk to feed and roost for the night on flight ponds, flashings, returning to the mudflats or large lochs and shoreline at the breaking of dawn. Inland duck shooting takes place at first & last light in the morning & evenings when ducks, Teal and geese come into feed. These feeding locations are sometime mature crops or stubble fields, with ducks and geese feeding on barley or wheat left behind by the combine harvester, ponds managed by keepers and hand fed with barley or other suitable feeds to attract the ducks.
There are a variety of duck and geese species available for hunters to shoot in Scotland.
Where driven pheasant & partridge shoots release duck as an added species mallard would be the bird of choice.
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Wild ducks are legal quarry for wildfowlers and are migratory but large numbers overwinter throughout the UK, especially in coastal regions. As a wildfowler the responsibility to conserve both their duck numbers and habitats that can sustain resident numbers as well as the annual migratory population.