Waterfowler Quiz – Are you a real duck hunter? Find Out Now…

Travis Thompson

Are you Hardcore? Elite? Do you have what it takes to be considered the best of the best when it comes to duck hunting?

We here at HuntFowl.com have put together a little quiz to separate the men from the boys, so to speak. So break out your #2 pencil and a sheet of scrap paper and let’s see where you end up on the OFFICIAL HuntFowl.com Hardcore Elite Waterfowler’s Quiz

How many days did you duck hunt this season?

Less than 10 – 1 point

More than 10, less than 20 – 3 points

More than 20 – 5 points

More than 40 – 1 point for each additional day

 

How many species of waterfowl did you harvest?

One – 1 point

2 – 5 – 3 points

5 – 8 – 5 points

8+ – 1 point for each species over 8

 

Did you hunt from a boat?

No – 1 point

Yes – 1 point

Yes, a surface drive – 5 points

 

What brand is your shotgun?

Remington – 3 points

Winchester – 3 points

Any brand that starts with a “B” – 5 points

 

What brand is your ammo?

Federal – 1 point

Kent – 3 points

Black Cloud – 5 points

HeviShot – 5 points (plus one point for each shot size below #3)

 

What brand are your waders?

Cabela’s/Redhead – 3 points

Banded – 3 points

Drake – 3 points

Doesn’t matter, they all leak – 5 points

 

How many decoys are in your garage?

“My buddy has all our decoys” – -25 points

“A few” – 1 point

3 to 5 dozen – 3 points

5 to 10 dozen – 5 points

1 point for each dozen over 10

 

How much do you spend, per annum, on waterfowling (pick the best answer)?

$25 – 0 points

$100 – 1 point

$500 – 3 points

“My wife is reading this over my shoulder, so probably less than $50” – 10 points

 

How many duck calls are on your lanyard?

1 – 1 point

1 to 3 – 2 points

3 to 10 – 0 points

“Who uses duck calls” – 10 points

 

Are you:

Married – 3 points

Divorced – 3 points

Dating – 3 points

Engaged – -5 points

 

How many decoys did you, personally, shoot this year?

0 – 10 points

1 – -5 points

More than 1 – -25 points

 

How many decoys were shot out of your blind this year?

0 – 10 points

1 to 5 – -5 points

5 plus – -10 points

 

How many mojo’s do you own?

1 – 1 point

2 to 5 – 3 points

5 plus – -3 points

None – 5 points

 

Do you have a taxidermist?

No – -3 points

No, but I’m looking – 0 points

Yes – 3 points

 

Is his name on your “favorites” list in your cell phone?

Who? The taxidermist? – -5 points

No – 0 points

Duh – 10 points

 

How many days did you hunt quota permit required land this season?

None – 10 points

1 to 3 – 5 points

More than 3 – -15 points

 

How many ducks are hanging on the wall in your house?

1 – 1 point

2 to 5 – 3 points

5 plus – one point per additional duck

 

How many ducks did you harvest with shots of more than 40 yards?

1 – 1 point

2 to 5 – 0 points

More than 5 – deduct one point for each shot taken

 

Word problem: Joe is going duck hunting but arrives at the lake very late. He motors into his normal hole to find it occupied. Joe should:

Set up just out of range of the occupant.  After all it is Joe’s spot – -500 points

Set up in the flight path of the birds that will come to the occupant – -1000 points

Find a new spot.  Quickly. – 10 points

Sell his boat and decoys – 100 points

 

How can you distinguish a mottled duck from a hybrid?

The speculum – 5 points

The bill – 5 points

Both 1 and 2 – 5 points

The pin feathers – -1 million points

The quack tone – -1 million points

Mallards have green heads – You’ve failed the quiz and should not own a firearm.

What’s a mottled? – (sigh)

 

Scores:

1 to 10 points – Thanks for taking the quiz.  Send us a picture of you holding a single hen ringneck and we’ll let you tag us in your Instagram pictures

 

10 to 50 points – Hey – there’s no shame in trying.  You’ll get there.  Maybe spend the off-season shopping for guns, or ammo, or new decoys

 

50 to 85 points – Close but no cigar.  Maybe next season?

 

85 plus points – Congratulations. You are officially recognized as an HuntFowl.com Hardcore Elite Waterfowler.  That and $5 will get you a cup of coffee!

Thanks for taking a few minutes to participate in this very serious research . . . Enjoy the offseason, September will be here soon!

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