Hunting > Upland & Waterfowl

Ducks in Crowded Places

Duck hunting in crowded places is as much about out-maneuvering people as it is about ducks. Let Field Editor Frank Miniter explain.

December 09, 2014

How I Spent My Christmas Vacation: Chasing Redheads In the Sunny South

By late December in Bryce Towsley’s home state of Vermont, the ducks are gone. Unlike him, they are smart enough to understand there is another brutal winter coming and they flee south. So what’s a poor, frozen boy to do? Take the hint: Make like a bird and migrate south.

December 02, 2014

One Pot Pheasant Stew

Need a new recipe to put to use on your upland game? Give this One Pot Pheasant stew from Georgia Pellegrini a try.

November 10, 2014

Smileys in the Blind, Roosters on the Dash

Maybe you didn’t cover yourself in glory on the first day of your guided South Dakota bird hunt, but you’re a fast learner. Day two is a different story. It goes like this …

November 03, 2014

Lewis & Clark Birds

Bird hunting over fine dogs with a fine shotgun in hand only gets better when there’s history involved.

October 09, 2014

Boom Time for Waterfowlers

The Prairie Pothole region, the famous “duck factory” from South Dakota to the prairie parklands of Alberta, has been blessed with abundant snowmelt and rain for several years. That means wetlands are staying wet, ensuring an abundance of ground critical to successful duck nesting. All of this equals one thing …

October 02, 2014

Start Pups Right

Ron Spomer shares a few tips that will put any puppy on a path to a long, successful and injury-free career in the field.

September 30, 2014

10 Exercises to Help Minimize Gundog Injury

If you're regularly hunting with a canine companion, it's important to keep him healthy and fit.

September 12, 2014

Conservation Leads to More Ducks, Geese

Despite the best efforts of state fish-and-game agencies, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl, wetlands have continued to be drained and grasslands plowed to feed an ever increasing human population. So why do we have so many ducks now?

September 10, 2014

Go West for Early Birds and Lots of ’Em

They say the early bird gets the worm, but the early hunter gets the bird. Lots of birds, especially out West where seasons open as early as late August.

September 09, 2014

Where Doves Fly

Field Editor Frank Miniter offers five tips that should help you get a leg up on your competition in the dove field this fall.

September 08, 2014

3 Ways to Get Your Old Boat Ready for Duck Season

Have an old boat that could use a makeover before duck season? Assistant Editor Jon Draper offers three important tips to keep in mind while you're renovating.

September 05, 2014

Pointing Out a Good Bird Dog

If you love to hunt upland birds like pheasants, grouse and quail, there are some dogs that could give you a few pointers—quite a few.

September 05, 2014

From Field to Frontline

Think German shepherds are the only dogs fit for duty? English springer spaniels and other hunting breeds increasingly are the dogs of choice for bomb sniffing, narcotics detection and search-and-rescue operations.

August 18, 2014

One Dog to Rule Them All

If you haven’t the space, finances nor stamina to keep two hunting dogs—one that points, and one that flushes and retrieves—then get in line for a versatile hunting dog.

August 14, 2014