The Dengie Hundred has been synonymous with wildfowling for hundreds of year with any a wildfowl finding its way to the pot in the coastal villages.
Until the 1920's this area provided a high percentage of the wild fowl served at London restaurants thanks to the wildfowlers like Walter Linnet and the decoy ponds spread around the area.
Several fowlers supplemented their income by guiding parties of wealthy gun enthusiasts.
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Today commercial wildfowling is very small business although wild fowl can still be bought at local game dealers.
There are several wildfowl clubs active in the area.