Archive for waterfowl

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

"Duck the Halls" Float Entertains at Christmas Parade

A group of duck hunters from Chesapeake, Va., have assembled a parade float that just about everyone can appreciate.

December 16, 2013

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

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 16, 2013

Video: Seal Jumps in Hunter's Layout Boat

A group of hunters off Cape Cod had a close encounter that Kyle Wintersteen's not sure he's ever heard of before.

December 11, 2013

A Puppy Shower Wish List

Raising a gundog puppy is, in at least a few ways, similar to raising a newborn child. As Kyle Wintersteen notes, maybe it's time for hunters start borrowing a few well-known, baby-related traditions.

December 03, 2013