Duck hunting at Summer Lake
Learn to Game Bird Hunt

Adult Beginner Waterfowl Hunting Workshop-This Workshop is FULL


Have you ever considered duck hunting but don't know where to start? This ODFW workshop is intended for adults who want to learn the duck hunting basics. The fun-filled day encompasses a little bit of classroom training combined with hands-on skill building activities, all while going on an actual hunt. Participants will learn by doing and walk away from the workshop with the skills and knowledge to successfully enter the field and hunt on their own. In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Select the right gear
  • Set decoys
  • Use duck calls
  • Identify ducks
  • Safely handle and fire a shotgun in actual hunting situations
  • Field dress and process harvested birds
  • Understand duck behavior and biology
  • And much more

Because participants will be using shotguns during the workshop, we require participants to take an ODFW Shotgun Skills Clinic before attending. If you have not already taken one of these clinics, there will be two additional opportunities to do so either on Nov. 17 or 18. Registration for Shotgun Skills Clinics is now open, but space will be limited so sign up soon. If you have taken one previously, but would like to refresh your skills or get extra practice in order to feel confident, please sign up. You are responsible for being able to handle and operate shotguns in a safe and efficient manner during the waterfowl workshop, whether bringing your own or borrowing one of ours.

Prior to attending the workshop, each participant must purchase their hunting license, Migratory Bird HIP validation, resident waterfowl validation and Federal Waterfowl Stamp.

All registrants will receive a confirmation letter, via email, approximately one week prior to the workshop that includes additional information on what to bring for the workshop.