The temperature is rapidly dropping, sending plenty of waterfowl migrating south. On this weeks Outdoors with Lauren we hit the water duck hunting.
I went out on Lake Wausau before sunrise with avid hunters Mark Arnt and Toby Krause. They tell me the chillier weather may have a positive impact on our success. "Its finally starting to get cold. It'll freeze up in Canada and push the ducks down as they get free zed out of their home ports up there."
After setting out about 3 dozen decoys, it's time to get set up in the duck blind. We patiently wait for a flock to head our way.
"Camouflage is very important when duck hunting. Just like people who turkey hunt, ducks have very keen eyesight. It's about 2-3 times better than a human. They can see colors and everything. If you can see your face in the sunlight or wherever else, they won't even come close to your decoys."
Even without any birds to make duck gumbo out of... It was still an enjoyable time in the blind. "I come out duck hunting because it's almost like sitting on a dock. Nice cool calm morning and not ideal for ducks but it is nice just to be out and enjoying it on the water."