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Syren USA’s Chelsea Davis: Tips for Duck Hunting

We ran a profile on Syren pro-shooter Chelsea Davis back in 2015. She’s still shooting Syren shotguns — which says something about the quality of the products — and she continues to duck hunt with the Syren XLR5 Waterfowler. In fact, she plans trips for women so that they can get introduced to the wonderful sport of waterfowl hunting, so we asked her for some tips for duck hunting.

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Also, since that last post, Chelsea is now an FFL dealer who helps women find the right shotguns to suit their needs, and she’s the only Syren dealer in Louisiana. Chelsea also earned NRA and concealed carry firearm instructor status since we last talked – all this while she holds down a full-time job in medical sales. 

As her winnings attest, Chelsea is deadly with her shotgunning skills — whether on the competition field or in a duck blind. 

Syren’s Chelsea Davis: Tips for Duck Hunting

As we suspected, Chelsea is an organized duck diva, and this is what her checklist looks like for a duck hunt: 

  • Shells
  • Shotgun (Syren XLR5 Waterfowler – 12 gauge)
  • Gun case
  • Binoculars
  • Boots or waders
  • Camo hat or beanie
  • Camo jacket
  • Camo shirt
  • Wool thermals
  • Wool socks
  • Gloves
  • Hand and toe warmers
  • Camo face mask or neck gaiter
  • Insect repellant (mosquitos are horrible down here)
  • Waterproof bag/box
  • Toilet paper (just in case!)
  • Knife or multi-tool
  • First aid kit
  • Hunting license
  • Phone and backup battery
  • Bottle of water
  • Snacks
  • Headlamp
  • Chapstick (Burts Bees please!)

I don’t bring duck calls because I’m blessed enough to hunt with people that actually know how to use them!

Syren XLR5 Waterfowler
Syren XLR5 Waterfowler

Tips for First Time Duck Hunters

As for any tips that she might have for duck hunters, she writes, “Use a gun that fits you! Hence the reason I shoot a Syren. Also, use shells that won’t knock you over backwards!  I hunt with 2-¾-inch shells regularly. You don’t have to use 3.5-inch shells to take down a duck. (Bad gun fit + powerful shells = ouch.)”

Chelsea added, “We are women. We have different needs than men, so do what works for you in order to have a fun and pleasurable hunt.”

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  • About Barbara Baird

    Publisher/Editor Barbara Baird is a freelance writer in hunting, shooting and outdoor markets. Her bylines are found at several top hunting and shooting publications. She also is a travel writer, and you can follow her at https://www.ozarkian.com.