Archive for Kyle Wintersteen

Five Must-Read Books for the Duck Hunter

It is this time every year when the struggle with Duck Depression begins—a battle wingshooters will wage until fall's glorious return ushers in a new waterfowl season. Kyle Wintersteen offers a few ways to combat it, with these five must-read books for the duck hunter.

March 17, 2014

DU, NWTF, PF and QF Sign Agreement

Four of our largest wild bird conservation organizations—Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever—have signed a "Memorandum of Understanding" (MOU).

March 14, 2014

Champion Bird Dog Helps Heal Trainer's Heart Condition

One of the country's foremost field trial competitors has revealed to Yahoo! Music why he credits bird dogs with saving his life.

March 10, 2014

States Look to Ban PETA's Spy Drones

According to USSA, Illinois has already passed a drone prohibition, while Alabama, Tennessee, New Jersey and Hawaii are considering similar laws.

March 06, 2014

Dog Behaviorists: Your Dog's "Guilty Look" Isn't Real

Ever walk in the door and discover your dog with his head hung low and his sad, droopy eyes looking ever-so remorseful about something he's done? Well, according to some canine behaviorists, the dog isn't actually expressing shame. Kyle Wintersteen explains.

March 04, 2014

Owl Attacks Rabbit Trapper's Face

Kevin O'Neil of Nova Scotia can confirm that owl's do, in fact, have large talons.

February 28, 2014

Ducks Unlimited Canada: Initial Habitat Report Good to Excellent

Ducks Unlimited Canada has announced that it's initial habitat report suggests a strong breeding season for waterfowl.

February 26, 2014

Excuses for the Duck Hunter

When Kyle Wintersteen returns to his wife after a 4 a.m. wakeup and a day afield—duckless—there are plenty of good reasons. Perhaps you can re-purpose a few of these go-to excuses.

February 24, 2014

Mandarin Ducks on the Rise in Atlantic Flyway?

Kyle Wintersteen has received two separate, reliable reports of mandarin ducks in Pennsylvania. Are numbers on the rise?

February 19, 2014

Can a Gundog Be Too Controlled?

Sure, want your gundog to be obedient—but is there such a thing as too obedient?

February 14, 2014

AmericanHunter.org's Top 25 Ducks (Part III)

Part of the allure of hunting North American waterfowl is the sheer diversity of species. But which of those species stands out above the rest? Kyle Wintersteen believes he's devised a way to determine the continent's "best" duck. Time to name the top 10.

February 11, 2014

What the 2014 Farm Bill Means for Ducks and Upland Birds

With passage in the House and Senate, the Agriculture Act of 2014—commonly known as the Farm Bill—has all but been signed into law. Here are the key ways that the bill benefits waterfowl, upland birds and other grassland- and wetland-dependent wildlife.

February 10, 2014

Bluebill Wontons: So Good It's Cheating?

The highlight of Kyle Wintersteen's Virginia Beach trip—aside from shooting his first bull canvasback—was undoubtedly the celebratory meal. Fortunately, he's allowed to share the recipe.

February 04, 2014

Two Spoonbills I'd Definitely Shoot

Kyle Wintersteen weighs in on a pair of unique spoonbills that Delta Waterfowl tweeted pictures of this season.

February 03, 2014

Season of Challenges Ends in Triumph

On paper the 2013-2014 waterfowl season was primed to be Kyle Wintersteen's finest ever. In the end, it was more challenging than anything else—but it ended in triumph.

January 30, 2014