Suppose I've never hunted waterfowl before in my life. I know nothing about it. Would some experienced Duck and Goose hunter like to explain it to me (and the rest of us newbies here)? Some questions: Do you have to have a boat, and shoot from that boat in a pond or lake? Can you hunt over land, with no water nearby? Can you use decoys or sounds to bring waterfowl to a pasture or field or other clearing in the woods without it being a pond or lake? If you are hunting over water, is a dog necessary to getting the downed birds? Can you paddle or motor your boat over to 'em and get them by hand yourself? How long of a shot should a person expect to take when doing this kind of hunting? Would a 12-gauge 3" chambered shotgun with a "modified" choke be enough, or do you have to have a full choke due to the distances involved? What kind of license does the State of Georgia require you to have? Is there a federal license or set of "tags" required ? There's a limit to the ammo capacity of your shotgun when waterfowl hunting, right? Total of 3 rounds, including the one in the chamber. Can you use dummy rounds or snap caps to replace regular rounds, or must the magazine be blocked with a dowel or something else that you can't remove unless you disassemble the gun?