Hunting > Upland & Waterfowl

First Light: Let it Snow

Since 2000, a growing number of states in flyways across the nation have been authorizing a Light Goose Conservation Season. It’s time you get on board.

March 02, 2015

Late to the Party...But Not Out of the Game

Here’s how to score on late-season, hunter-wise honkers.

February 09, 2015

Life Lessons Beneath the Flyway

Like fathers across America who have been teaching their children to hunt for countless generations, Mark Johnstad of Bozeman, Mont., welcomes his 9-year-old son, Cooper, to the wonderful world of waterfowling. Get an inside look at their journey with this photo essay. Photos by Denver Bryan.

January 16, 2015

Skeins in the North American Sky: The Return of the Giant Canada Goose

Though assumed extinct prior to 1962, the giant subspecies of Canada goose now numbers in the millions. Here’s how biologists and hunter conservationists brought it back from the brink.

January 05, 2015

On-the-Fly Ducks

Not everyone has time to scout out killer locations prior to a weekend hunt.

January 02, 2015

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