Archive for waterfowl

Home Intruder Turns Out to Be Hen Wood Duck

Melinda Costanzo of North Reading, Mass., was sleeping in on a Saturday morning when loud noises downstairs awakened her. It didn't turn out to be quite what she thought.

April 14, 2014

Goose, Turkey Smash Vehicle Windows

Wilder World Outdoors has mentioned before how deer have a penchant for shattering windows, but recent reports have shown that their fowl friends aren't particularly keen on clear glass, either.

April 04, 2014

16 Amazing Gundog Facts That Sound Like Lies

Prepare to have your mind blown by these startlingly true gundog facts.

March 21, 2014

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

Winchester Expands Blind Side Waterfowl Offerings for 2014

Winchester Ammunition has announced that it will expand its high velocity Blind Side waterfowl lineup for 2014, with new offerings coming in both 12- and 20-gauge.

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

Don't Get Hit in the Head by a Snow Goose

Sometimes surprises quite literally fall from the sky. This was one of those times.

March 06, 2014

Hard Core Brands Full-Body Snow Goose Decoys and Blind Bag

Those lucky enough to go after the geese of spring know that it’s all about the decoys, and the realism of these new full-body decoys from Hard Core will fool 'em every time.

March 04, 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