While they all range in price, from free and up, they also can range in quality.
Some games available are very realistic, while others aren't as much.
There are dozens of games to choose from available online, and some are geared only towards a specific species, such as fox, goose, bear, or deer, while others are a sort of all in one package.
Regardless of a hunter's preference, there is one out there to fit each individual's specific needs.
Finding a way to keep busy can be a torture for the off-season duck hunter, but now with computers and the internet available, he can duck hunt year-round right from his chair.
Many of the games available are unbelievably realistic and allow the hunter to choose locations, dogs, and weapons.
Weather can also play a role in these virtual hunts and sound effects can be amazing; thunder, snow, rain, and fog can all play a part in the virtual hunt, without the hunter needing a pair of waders! The hunter can choose from a variety of settings; one game offers the hunter a remote island to hunt on where he competes against other hunters and their dogs.
The points are based on how many ducks a hunter has and how fast he is able to compete.
The birds are very realistic and can swim when wounded, and feathers fly when they're shot.
Your dog often will even fight with the other hunter's dogs for their ducks.
Your dog is also able to take commands remotely, but if you don't take care of him, he also won't listen to you.
Hunting online allows the hunter to maintain quick reflexes and practice his aim which will help him when duck season comes around.
Some games will require the hunter to take a quick tutorial to familiarize himself with the game and make the most of his virtual hunt, and he can often choose from beginner all the way to advanced levels of gaming.
Whichever he chooses, the hunter is sure to have a great time virtual hunting in the off-season.
The best place to find relatively inexpensive or free games is online.
Doing a simple search will bring the hunter back dozens of results, and he can find the one that's just right for him.