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Game Bird Hunting

Like waterfowl, this migratory bird frequents wetlands and other waterfowl habitats.
But Wilson's snipe is a shorebird, which can add another dimension to any waterfowl hunt. 

Features: A medium-size shorebird, it is stocky with brown and buff coloration. The long, thin bill is a distinguishing feature.

Habitats: As a shorebird, the Wilson's snipe is found along bog, marsh and wet meadow edges. It uses its long bill to forage for worms and other invertebrates. 

Techniques: Hunt along wetland edges. Because their coloration is excellent camoflage, they're difficult to see before flushing. Be quick on the draw and use a light load. They are small birds after all.

Header photo by Dave Budeau