I am totally new to anything to do with hunting. I want to start small with waterfowl and small game hunting. I recently bought an 18inch barrel 4+1 shot 12 ga shotgun. Only after buying did I realize its barrel was shorter than what a lot of bird hunters use. I would like to hunt waterfowl and birds with it, but I am not sure if this would be feasible, or could be done with an extra full choke or something. I am also looking for people who are going waterfowl or bird hunting, to join and learn the ropes with them and help out. Thanks. I just moved to anchorage, so am looking for hunting opportunities reasonably near to anchorage area.