Archive for kyle wintersteen

5 Duck Facts That Sound Like Lies

Here are five fascinating duck facts that sound more like downright lies.

November 20, 2014

How to Winterize Your Bird Dog

December is approaching, which means frigid temperatures and snowfall aren't far behind. It's important to ensure your bird dog is properly groomed for a day of trouncing through the powder

November 18, 2014

Utah Crow Hunters Bag...One Bird

Utah's new crow season might not have gone quite as the anti-hunters might have anticipated. Let Kyle Wintersteen explain.

November 14, 2014

Remington Versa Max Waterfowl Pro

Many companies offer “waterfowl edition” shotguns, typically among their flagship lines. One recent introduction—and a fine one at that—is the semi-auto 12-gauge Remington Versa Max Waterfowl Pro.

November 10, 2014

South Dakotans Enjoy Tremendous Pheasant Opener

With South Dakota’s pheasant-brood survey up 76-percent over last year, all signs pointed to a fantastic season opener on October 18. However, few probably expected it to kick off quite as well as it did.

November 10, 2014

Do You Shoot Hens?

Last week a duck-hunting magazine posted a photo of two hen wood ducks shot by a reader. The comments were mostly positive, but—as you might have guessed—at least one commenter was quick to chastise the guy for shooting hens. Here's Kyle Wintersteen's take.

November 07, 2014

The Toughest Bird to Kill

What's the toughest bird to kill? Kyle Wintersteen takes a closer look.

November 03, 2014

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