Archive for kyle wintersteen

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

The Guthrie Bird

When his cherished hunting partner unexpectedly passes away, the author realizes the best way to honor him and keep his memory alive is to continue enjoying their most treasured pastime.

January 30, 2014

What I Want My Son to Know About Duck Hunting

A letter from father to son.

January 24, 2014

Fur Prices at 30-Year High—Good for Ducks?

Driven by rising demand in China, Korea, and Russia, fur prices are at a 30-year high.

January 12, 2014

Calif. Hound Ban Fuels Lowest Bear Harvest in Decades

As we reported in late 2012, California passed a ban on hunting bears with hounds. Now we learn that the effects of its implementation were felt immediately.

January 12, 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

Hauck: Do Bells Really Spook Pheasants?

Do you hunt with a bell and, regardless, do you think its ringing is disruptive to pheasants?

December 31, 2013

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