In 3,358† recorded years of duck-hunting, the season that opened last week was the strangest; the ducks were booming but not the hunters.
Like other sports, its trouble is the war.
WPB has limited purchases to 25 shells, but farmers have priority on the first ammunition released for civilian use since June 1942 and hunters will be lucky to find their quotas. Most will rely on hoarded ammunition. When that is gone, the only weapons will be the bow & arrow and the slingshot. This season may be the last for the duration.
But there are more ducks this year than in 20 years....