"You can hunt in your shirtsleeves for ducks that are usually in Mexico by the time the season opens in other states," Gibson said. Cinnamon and green-winged teal are the most common birds in the early-season bag here, but prized canvasbacks are available as well. "We have a lot of canvasbacks," Gibson added. "Some guys have never killed a canvasback, but want one to mount, and there's a lot of opportunity to do that here. Nevada is a real sleeper state for duck hunting."