Archive for Kyle Wintersteen

First Look: Browning Citori 725 .410 and 28-Gauge Shotguns

Browning has announced additional 725 shotguns in .410 and 28-gauge. If you’re in the market for a sub-gauge shotgun, here are six reasons to consider the Citori 725—a direct, evolutionary descendant of Browning’s famed B25 Superposed shotgun.

January 20, 2015

10 New Year’s Resolutions Every Hunter Should Make

The heck with joining a gym, saving money and other cliché New Year’s resolutions that nobody sticks with beyond February. How about some that involve hunting?

January 14, 2015

Hardware: Winchester Blind Side High Velocity

Available in a variety of configurations, Winchester's Blind Side High Velocity makes for an intriguing new duck load. Field Editor Kyle Wintersteen decided it was time to put it to the test.

January 07, 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

Virus Causing Massive Eider Die-Offs Identified

Since 1998, hundreds and even thousands of common eiders have annually washed ashore dead along Cape Cod in late summer and early fall. Finally we know why: A pathogen now known as the Wellfleet Bay virus.

December 30, 2014

Are Oklahoma and Texas Quail Turning a Corner?

After back-to-back years of ideal weather conditions—namely wet, cool summers—bobwhite quail populations are surging in Texas and Oklahoma.

December 23, 2014

How Much to Rest Your Duck Honeyhole

Every good duck spot presents a challenge: They're hard to find and, for some, even harder to preserve.

December 15, 2014

Thieves Steal $8,500 Decoy Spread from PA Hunter

Matt Kneisley of Conestoga, Pa., has hunted his spread of 120 Model 72 Herter decoys for forty years. In an absolutely despicable act, thieves stole 110 of the decoys sometime between noon on Thanksgiving Eve and 4 a.m. Thanksgiving morning.

December 12, 2014

Five Most Underrated Shotguns

Whenever a discussion arises over the “best” shotgun of a particular action type, the debate seems to center on a narrow group of brands. Often it’s as if the other brands do not exist, which is a shame, because there are plenty of quality shotguns flying just a touch below the radar.

December 11, 2014

First Look: Winchester Rooster XR

Winchester's intriguing Rooster XR 12-gauge shotshell possesses arguably the most innovative shot-protecting invention since the cushioned wad. Here are five reasons it's a real breakthrough.

December 11, 2014

The Dreaded Duck Slump

We've all been there, when it seems no matter how hard you scout nor how promising a setup appears, the ducks are going to win.

December 10, 2014

Beretta 486 Side-By-Side Designed by Apple Advisor

Renowned designer Marc Newson is best known for his work involving furniture, cars, cameras, watches and—most recently—Apple products. But who cares about that stuff? The man just made a shotgun for Beretta: the 486 by Marc Newson.

December 05, 2014

House Votes to Increase Duck Stamp, Bill Moves to Senate

In a voice vote on Monday, Nov. 17, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to raise the price of federal duck stamps from $15 to $25. The bill now moves to the Senate.

December 01, 2014

5 Duck Facts That Sound Like Lies

Here are five fascinating duck facts that sound more like downright lies.

November 20, 2014

How to Winterize Your Bird Dog

December is approaching, which means frigid temperatures and snowfall aren't far behind. It's important to ensure your bird dog is properly groomed for a day of trouncing through the powder

November 18, 2014