Newcomer to teal hunting Ryan McGlothlin said that one of his more vivid memories from opening day, on which he and a couple of friends got their six-bird daily bag limits, was the speed of these little ducks. He recalled a significant pile of spent shotshells at his feet when his final bird fell.

Teal season continues through Sept. 25. Hunters, especially new ones to the sport, are well advised to be sure the ducks down their barrels are teal before pulling the trigger. Shooting the wrong duck during teal season can be a costly mistake.