Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Eastern North Carolina
The Game Warden
1st swans. Taken in Tyrrell County on gamelands.
1st tundra swans
My buddy and I drew permits to hunt at J. Morgan Futch waterfowl impoundment this year. As usual, the weather was bluebird-beautiful-terrible for duck hunting. But we both also drew swan permits and boy, were we glad we applied. Taking down these 2 giant birds was worth the trip. They were the only thing we got to shoot at that day. A flock of 4 were heading to join another flock and we timed our shots after determining who would shoot which bird. They were our 1st swans and both were large and mature. If you hunt waterfowl down east, it's always worth applying for a swan tag. You never know what might happen!