Archive for waterfowl

What's Your "White Whale" Duck?

Is there a duck that's managed to elude you, year after year?

November 15, 2013

Final Approach Introduces Express Foam Snow Goose Decoys

Final Approach's new snow goose decoy line provides hunters with a lightweight and collapsible option in the field.

November 14, 2013

Hunter Catches (and Releases) Goose with Bare Hands

A YouTube video apparently depicts a hunter sneaking up on and catching a live goose in the decoys. What do you make of it?

November 12, 2013

Of Feathers and Fur

Canada represents something of a paradise for waterfowl hunters, which made it an ideal location to put some of the year’s hottest new gear—like Mossy Oak’s Shadow Grass Blade camo, Browning's 3½-inch A5 and the latest offerings from Federal Premium—to the test. Associate Online Editor Shawn Skipper recently returned from a waterfowl/predator hunt in Alberta. Get an inside look at the hunt with this gallery.

October 24, 2013

The Advantage of Hunting from Crutches

Against his doctor's orders, Kyle Wintersteen went duck hunting last weekend—crutches and all. How did things go? Read on and find out.

October 23, 2013

Doctor Says No Duck Hunting This Year; He's Wrong

A torn achilles tendon was supposed to sideline Kyle Wintersteen for the entirety of duck season. His friends didn't accept that diagnosis.

October 21, 2013

Father and Daughter Win Both 2013 Duck Stamp Contests

Adam and Madison Grimm have made winning the Duck Stamp contest something of a family tradition.

October 09, 2013

First Shotguns, Blown Inheritance and Money Well Spent

A new addition to the family has left Kyle Wintersteen pondering dogs, shotguns and more.

October 07, 2013

Don't Get Shot By Your Dog

It doesn't happen often, but it shouldn't happen at all. A few simple steps will help ensure that Rover can't cause an accidental discharge.

October 03, 2013

Diver Follies

For every strap filled with diving ducks, the author returns home empty-handed and broken three times over, yet he doggedly does it again and again. Is he insane? You decide.

October 02, 2013

Canada Improves Waterfowl Regulations

The Canadian Wildlife Service has modified some of its regulations to help ensure the future of waterfowl hunting.

September 10, 2013

Save the Marsh with... Nutria Dog Snacks?

The highly invasive critter known as the nutria has long threatened marsh grasses throughout the south. One company has started putting the rat-like mammal to use in a different way.

September 04, 2013

RESTORE Council: Fix River Delta to Boost Ducks

Some estimates indicate that as many as 70-percent of Mississippi and Central Flyway waterfowl winter in marshes dependent upon the Mississippi River Delta. Unfortunately the delta ecosystem is also one of the country's most threatened habitats.

August 28, 2013

Blue-Winged Teal on the Move?

Did blue-winged teal get an early start on their migration this year? Kyle Wintersteen investigates.

August 26, 2013

USFWS Framework: Two Canvasback Limit Nationwide

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has once again proposed liberal waterfowl hunting seasons for 2013-2014.

August 12, 2013