Archive for kyle wintersteen

Meet in the Middle, In Waterfowl Heaven

The miles between two pals are nothing when the halfway point is the duck-loaded Chesapeake Bay. A weekend retreat to this storied mecca of all things fowl was just what they needed to collect new yarns to spin in the offseason.

December 17, 2013

Spaniel Revived During Pheasant Hunt with Mouth-to-Snout

When Tom Foster's springer spaniel didn't finish a retrieve, the Minnesota hunter went looking for him. He found the do, on its back, unconscious and drowning at the bottom of a 6-foot hole.

December 17, 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

Predict Your Dog's Genetic Future

Certain dog breeds are more prone to ailments than others, but none are immune to genetic disorders. New research, however, has opened up a host of new preventatives.

December 09, 2013

Minnesota DNR: We Underestimated Pheasant Counts

From concerns over loss of prairie habitat to alarmingly low roadside survey numbers, it's been a bad news cycle for the ring-necked pheasant. A recent report out of Minnesota, though, offers some hope.

December 04, 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

Annie Oakley's Shotgun Fetches $293,000 at Auction

A Parker Brothers 16-gauge once owned by Oakley sold at auction in Dallas, Texas, on Sunday, Nov. 24 for the huge sum of $293,000.

December 02, 2013

Green Energy Backfires on Ducks and Upland Birds

It seems America's "green energy" policy has already proven disastrous for prairie habitats, and the mainstream media is finally catching on.

November 21, 2013

Oil Spill Silver Lining: Money for Duck Habitat

Things are looking up for the waterfowl impacted by the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill. Find out how the settlement money from Deepwater Horizon will benefit duck habitats.

November 20, 2013

What's Your "White Whale" Duck?

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

November 15, 2013

How to Introduce Your Gundog to Your Baby

Every kid deserves to grow up with a loyal bird dog. At some point, though, that means introducing the two. Kyle Wintersteen offers a few pointers on getting your gundog ready to meet the newest member of the family.

November 13, 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

Grouse Hunter Kills Mauling Black Bear

Why did the grouse hunter carry a gun? In case of a bear attack, of course. Unfortunately, the unlikely scenario became a frightening reality for one Wisconsin man and his dog.

November 05, 2013