Because of the trim appearance and swift flight, the pintail is referred to as the "greyhound of the air."
Puddle ducks, also known as dabblers, are in a group that tips up the tail when feeding.
They also have large, powerful wings for vertical take-off, and their legs are positioned near the center of the body for easier movement on land. A colored wing patch, usually iridescent and called a speculum, is also unique to the puddle duck.
An area referred to as the Prairie Pothole region is a prime breeding area for ducks. The region is 1,000 miles long and about 300 miles wide extending from South Dakota northward to Saskatchewan and Alberta.
The Women's Shooting Sports Foundation has a number of programs and services and many ways that you can become involved. With participation in the shooting sports comes a resonsibility to learn proper gun safety and ethics as well as an appreciation for our great natural resources and wildlife.
Type of Organization
Introduce women and their families to the shooting sports and help develop a new generation of outdoors and shooting enthusiasts.
The mission of the Women's Shooting Sports Foundation is to encourage and support women's participation in the shooting sports, provide opportunities for involvement, and serve as the collective voice for women's interest in the shooting sports.