Hi all- new waterfowl hunter here. I am the first in my family to jump in so unfortunately do not have the benefit of learning from generations before me. I am a 27 year old living in Hudson County, and keep my things at my parents house in Bergen County (apartment life...). I got tired of skeet shooting and had a friend that got me into waterfowl and took me on a couple hunts to learn the basics, but he has been hunting more in private clubs in PA where he is from (got me hooked and sort of left me hanging!). I have been on a couple of hunts by myself this season (was at Great Bay Blvd on Saturday and got my first black duck along with a bufflehead).
Due to scheduling issues, my last chance to duck hunt this season will be this coming Saturday (1/18) and am just looking to connect with some people and maybe tag along to learn a few tricks. I have 20 mallard decoys and 4 canada goose decoys, canoe, camo burlap and netting for cover, semi 12ga with plenty of shells, and am a good shot. Am willing to travel wherever I need to.
Hopefully one of you are going out this Saturday and are willing to let me tag along. Really looking to make some connections, learn a few tricks of the trade, and maybe make a few friends along the way for seasons to come! If not, any suggestions on good coastal spots to drop in with a canoe are welcome as well. Have tried Manahawkin and GBB thus far. Thanks all!