Archive for waterfowl

Will Fall-Like Weather Provide Early Duck Push?

Unseasonably cool August weather begs an important question: Will we get an early push of ducks?

August 15, 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

Veteran Fights to Keep Therapy Ducks

Army National Guard veteran Darin Welker says his 14 pet ducks are the only thing helping him overcome Iraq War injuries—but now the borough of West Lafayette, Ohio, is threatening to take them away.

July 28, 2014

Companion Bills in House/Senate Would Raise Duck Stamp Price

The Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014, which has the support of Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl, could raise the price of stamps from $15 to $25.

July 25, 2014

Flush to Retrieve

There are certain dog trainers who discourage their retrievers from flushing birds. That sounds like the waste of good potential to Ron Spomer.

July 22, 2014

Duck Numbers Up 8 Percent, Break Record

Feel free to get excited, waterfowlers. With just two months until early teal seasons open, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual population survey indicates that the duck population is looking good.

July 14, 2014

Giant Canada Geese: Our Greatest Conservation Story?

Given that the giant subspecies of Canada geese is now found in every U.S. state—often in nuisance-level numbers—it's easily forgotten that the world's largest geese nearly went extinct.

July 11, 2014

Bird Group Sues Feds Over Wind Turbine Deaths

The American Bird Conservancy has filed a lawsuit that it hopes will help protect Bald and Golden Eagles from Wind Turbines.

July 01, 2014

Chinese Villagers Nabbed for Capturing 20,000 Waterfowl

As reported by Chinese media, villagers from Peixian, Jiangsu Province, China, were arrested in May for the capture of an astounding 20,000 moorhens.

June 20, 2014

Moose Challenges Nesting Geese, Gets Whipped

A moose in Rocky Mountain National Park got a little to close to a nesting pair of Canada geese last week. Kyle Wintersteen takes a look at how the confrontation played out.

June 16, 2014

A Wingshooter's Off-Season Checklist

If one sits idly by all summer long, it's hard to imagine him dusting off his shotgun in October and enjoying a successful season. If you're looking for ways to stay sharp, check out Kyle Wintersteen's off-season checklist for wingshooters.

June 13, 2014

Delta Waterfowl's Duck Cam Returns for Spring

As part of its annual spring-nesting research, Delta Waterfowl positioned "Duck Cams" last year at various waterfowl nests. The organization has brought back the camera for 2014.

June 09, 2014

Wisconsin Cop Helps Mother in Need

Kudos to this anonymous Eau Claire, Wisc., police officer, who saw a mother in need and took immediate action.

June 06, 2014

Two Great Mobile Apps for the Waterfowler

Now when your friends bust you on the phone in the duck blind, you can claim waterfowl-related research. Here are two apps that Kyle Wintersteen would recommend to any waterfowler.

May 30, 2014

Woman Attacked by Duck Files $275,000 Lawsuit

An Oregon women has filed a $275,000 lawsuit against the owner of a duck that allegedly attacked her in 2012. Kyle Wintersteen has so many questions.

May 26, 2014