Archive for kyle wintersteen

Think Your Duck Opener Was Bad?

We toil and wait all summer until one day, finally, it's the opening day of duck season. Think yours might have been bad? Check out Kyle Wintersteen's.

October 20, 2014

Species-Specific Excuses for Missing Birds

Kyle Wintersteen has learned to deal with missing birds—particularly when witnesses are present—through a fail-proof coping mechanism: excuses, and lots of them. So, here are a few species-specific suggestions to help you save face this season.

October 17, 2014

Study: More Fat, Lower Protein Boosts Dogs' Sense of Smell

Conventional wisdom has long dictated that performance dog food formulas—which experts recommend for active gundogs—ought to contain a high ratio of protein. But has a new study debunked this age old belief?

October 10, 2014

2015-2016 Duck Stamp Will Feature Ruddy Ducks

The winner of the 2014 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest has been announced: Next year's stamp (available June 2015) will feature a striking pair of ruddy ducks by New York artist Jennifer Miller.

October 07, 2014

Do You Wrap Your Ducks in Bacon?

Some consider wrapping ducks in bacon—or anything in bacon, for that matter—to be cheating. Kyle Wintersteen respectfully disagrees.

October 03, 2014

Indiana May Close Grouse Season Statewide

Upland bird hunting is in a sad state of affairs in Indiana, where the state's Division of Fish and Wildlife has proposed closing the ruffed grouse hunting season statewide.

September 29, 2014

The Six Guys You Meet in Deer Camp

There's not just one stereotypical whitetail hunter—it's more like six. Have you met them all? Read on and find out.

September 21, 2014

These Dogs Swallowed Amazing Objects in 2014

Every year the Veterinary Practice News holds an X-ray contest called "They Ate What?" The rules are simple: Animal hospitals compete to see whose patients swallowed the most bizarre objects of the year, as proven by radiographs. The photo results are priceless.

September 19, 2014

Study: Duck Hunting Generates Billions for Economy

Have you ever wondered about the impact that sales of decoys, duck calls, blinds, waders and other gear have on the economy?

September 15, 2014

What's Your Bird Dog's Best School Subject?

Pheasants Forever asked: "With students heading back to the classroom this week, we’re wondering what’s your bird dog’s best subject?" That got Kyle Wintersteen pondering the ways that dog training parallels grade-school subjects. Here's what he came up with.

September 12, 2014

Great Lakes Tribal Members Get 50-Duck Limit, Possible Swan Season

According to OutdoorNews.com, one of North America's most liberal waterfowl bag limits is afforded to the tribal members in the 1837 and 1842 treaty areas of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

September 08, 2014

Iowa Pheasant Estimate Highest in 6 Years

As Iowa pheasants have declined, predictably so too have Iowa pheasant hunters. However, could the rooster population finally be stabilizing--or even recovering?

September 05, 2014

A Duck Taxidermy Disaster

Two Octobers ago found Kyle Wintersteen in a North Dakota marsh hunting a diversity of waterfowl. Someone mentioned that a local taxidermist mounted ducks at just $100 a pop—including shipping! What could possibly go wrong?

September 01, 2014

Michigan Wolves Kill Five Hunting Dogs in Three Days

The first week of August was a gut-wrenching time for houndsmen in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where wolves killed five hunting dogs in three days.

August 22, 2014

From Field to Frontline

Think German shepherds are the only dogs fit for duty? English springer spaniels and other hunting breeds increasingly are the dogs of choice for bomb sniffing, narcotics detection and search-and-rescue operations.

August 18, 2014