Faster than a speeding bullet or slower than a turtle?

It’s teal season! We have waited all year for this time to finally come back and it is here! Unfortunately I didn’t get prepared for teal season (yes, I do Christmas shop on Christmas Eve at 4:00) and found myself wondering why I seem to shoot so many shells at those aerial acrobats but never actually hit that many. I decided to go to the great informational book in the sky aka as the internet to see just how fast these birds really are and if it is my shooting skill or the bird that was making my average number of shells per bird so high.

It seemed like a simple task. Go to MSN, type in how fast do teal fly, hit the enter button. It was about that time that I heard a mocking voice remind me that “Everything you read on the internet is true, right?”. The answers varied from green wings at 160 mph (source cha-cha); 30 mph (yahoo answers); to about 20 mph because my dad told me (thank you again yahoo). I then went to for some information. According to them they are one of the slower species of ducks.

With information running all over the board there are a few things that I do know. Teal are a lot of fun to hunt. With their aerial acrobatics you often find yourself watching them in amazement. They are also a very tasty snack and rate right up with speckle belly geese.

This year we launched a new load for teal. HEVI-Teal™ is available in 12 gauge 2-3/4” #6 and 12 gauge 3” #6. With its distinctive embossed packaging and metallic artwork you can’t miss it on store shelves. And with pictures like this from customers just like you I would have to say that it’s pretty darn effective on those aerial avian acrobats in the sky!

Successful hunt!

Successful hunt!

Available in 2-3/4" and 3"

Available in 2-3/4″ and 3″