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susquehanna stories: behind the location | gunner flyway series 2023
08-09-232 mins read
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Nestled along the eastern coast of the United States, the Susquehanna region boasts a rich history of waterfowl hunting. With techniques like body booting and bushwhacking, the region is a haven for avid waterfowlers.
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Susquehanna is the fourth Flyway Series release from GUNNER, which features limited-edition colors that draw inspiration from iconic destinations and honey holes within the four North American flyways. Limited quantities available. A portion of Susquehanna-edition products proceeds will be donated to Ducks Unlimited R. Madison Mitchell chapter.

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Geographic Factors

The Susquehanna region's geography plays a crucial role in making waterfowl hunting in this area a difficult yet rewarding pursuit. The Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and surrounding wetlands serve as vital resting and feeding grounds for migratory waterfowl. This attracts a diverse range of species, including ducks, geese, and swans, creating ample hunting opportunities.

However, the dynamic nature of the landscape and the ever-changing bird patterns challenge hunters to adapt their strategies continually. 

Body Booting

One of the distinctive techniques associated with waterfowl hunting in the Susquehanna region is body booting.

This method involves hunters wading or floating in the water, concealed by natural cover, to get within close range of unsuspecting waterfowl. Body booting requires stealth, patience, and a deep understanding of bird patterns, making it an art form mastered by experienced hunters in the region.

The Challenge of Bushwhacking

Hunting waterfowl in the Susquehanna region poses unique challenges, with bushwhacking being a prominent one.

The dense marshes, intricate waterways, and thick vegetation create an environment that tests the skills of hunters. Navigating through tangled foliage, mudflats, and shallow waters requires resilience, adaptability, and a deep knowledge of the area to successfully approach waterfowl without alerting them.

A Unique Experience

Despite the challenges, waterfowl hunting in the Susquehanna region offers unforgettable experiences for both seasoned hunters and newcomers. Waterfowl hunting is deeply rooted in the Susquehanna’s history and geography, and it remains an exceptional destination for those seeking the ultimate waterfowl hunting experience.

Coming Up: A look at the Chesapeake Bay Retriever.


Giving Back

For every Susquehanna Kennel or Food Crate that our GUNNER customers purchase, we will be giving a portion of proceeds back to the Ducks Unlimited R. Madison Mitchell chapter. In addition, when customers choose to donate $1 at checkout to the organization, GUNNER will equally match that donation in honor of the customer's gift.

Want to shop the Susquehanna drop before everyone else? Sign up for our SMS messages to get early access. Our last limited-edition collection sold out in hours– you don’t want to miss this.

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