The 2021 duck-shooting season has started with a bang.
The season officially started on Saturday the 1st May.
It is believed around 45,000 hunters took the opportunity to go out and make the most of the first weekend.
However, early reports say that the first weekend was better for the ducks. Colder weather and patchy rain across the country has made things a little easier for the ducks.
So far there haven’t been any reports of accidents involving duck hunters and hunters were being reminded to put safety first.
Mountain Safety Council say that about 45 percent of reported incidents happened in the first two days of the season.