Archive for waterfowl hunting

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

Quick Hits: Best Guns, Shells for Waterfowl?

Hunters in this Golden Age of Waterfowling have the best guns and shotshells in history.

September 11, 2014

Conservation Leads to More Ducks, Geese

Despite the best efforts of state fish-and-game agencies, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl, wetlands have continued to be drained and grasslands plowed to feed an ever increasing human population. So why do we have so many ducks now?

September 10, 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

3 Ways to Get Your Old Boat Ready for Duck Season

Have an old boat that could use a makeover before duck season? Assistant Editor Jon Draper offers three important tips to keep in mind while you're renovating.

September 05, 2014

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Waterfowl Framework

Based on this year's record-breaking duck population survey, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has once again proposed liberal season lengths and bag limits for the 2014-2015 season.

August 18, 2014

Will Fall-Like Weather Provide Early Duck Push?

Unseasonably cool August weather begs an important question: Will we get an early push of ducks?

August 15, 2014

Rig 'Em Right Realtree Max-5 Low Rider II Layout Blind

Rig 'Em Right has announced its new Low Rider II layout blind, to be available in Realtree's MAX-5 waterfowl camo.

July 21, 2014

Weatherby Announces Partnership with Delta Waterfowl

Weatherby has announced a new partnership with Delta Waterfowl, one of the leading non-profit conservation groups dedicated to ducks and duck hunters in North America.

July 15, 2014

Duck Numbers Up 8 Percent, Break Record

Feel free to get excited, waterfowlers. With just two months until early teal seasons open, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual population survey indicates that the duck population is looking good.

July 14, 2014

Giant Canada Geese: Our Greatest Conservation Story?

Given that the giant subspecies of Canada geese is now found in every U.S. state—often in nuisance-level numbers—it's easily forgotten that the world's largest geese nearly went extinct.

July 11, 2014

Chinese Villagers Nabbed for Capturing 20,000 Waterfowl

As reported by Chinese media, villagers from Peixian, Jiangsu Province, China, were arrested in May for the capture of an astounding 20,000 moorhens.

June 20, 2014

A Wingshooter's Off-Season Checklist

If one sits idly by all summer long, it's hard to imagine him dusting off his shotgun in October and enjoying a successful season. If you're looking for ways to stay sharp, check out Kyle Wintersteen's off-season checklist for wingshooters.

June 13, 2014

Snow Geese in the South Dakota Sky

Spring typically means the end of the line for waterfowlers and the beginning of "duck depression." There is a way to squeeze a little more action out of your season: a spring snow goose hunt. Managing Online Editor Shawn Skipper spent a week hunting the reverse migration in South Dakota this spring, armed with Remington's Versa Max Waterfowl Pro and Federal Premium's Black Cloud shotshells. Find out how he fared with this gallery.

May 09, 2014

Training More Than a Bird Dog

Upland and waterfowl seasons are open but a fraction of the year—so, what do you do with your faithful gundog during the 9 or 10 months when you aren’t hunting? A dog bred to hunt ought to hunt, of course, but he doesn’t necessarily need to fetch birds to be happy. Kyle Wintersteen offers a few suggestions on how you can keep your favorite hunting buddy occupied in the "offseason."

May 05, 2014