Archive for waterfowl

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

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

What I Want My Son to Know About Duck Hunting

A letter from father to son.

January 24, 2014

A Waterfowl Hunt with the Benelli Ethos

NRA Publications Editorial Director John Zent wanted to spend a little more time evaluating the Ethos' field performance—which led him to a waterfowl hunt in Chestertown, Md. Get a closer look at the hunt with this video.

January 08, 2014

A Duck Hunting...Chihuahua?

Chihuahuas aren't exactly considered gundogs, but a post from a fan of Delta Waterfowl's Facebook page might suggest otherwise.

January 08, 2014

DU-Supported Bill Would Raise Duck Stamp Price

A Ducks Unlimited-supported Senate bill introduced last month could raise the price of a federal duck stamp for the first time since 1991.

January 03, 2014

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

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. Let the debate begin.

December 30, 2013