Hunting waterfowl, in particular, has brought a very real danger of hypothermia or even drowning. Even if you decide to take up duck hunting as a “starter” sport, you should not skimp on the recommended equipment. Buying cheap hip waders might seem like a good idea at the check-out stand, but you’ll feel the difference after a few hours in the pond. Like with small game hunting, bird hunters see a successful hunt ending with a high volume of kills. The obvious difference, however, is the fact that birds are airborne. There is something more relaxing and almost romantic about watching birds in flight than scanning the earth for hares or prairie dogs.