Archive for waterfowl hunting

Thieves Steal $8,500 Decoy Spread from PA Hunter

Matt Kneisley of Conestoga, Pa., has hunted his spread of 120 Model 72 Herter decoys for forty years. In an absolutely despicable act, thieves stole 110 of the decoys sometime between noon on Thanksgiving Eve and 4 a.m. Thanksgiving morning.

December 12, 2014

Ducks in Crowded Places

Duck hunting in crowded places is as much about out-maneuvering people as it is about ducks. Let Field Editor Frank Miniter explain.

December 09, 2014

An Ethos in Delaware

To honor the debut of its new Ethos, Benelli put the shotgun on tour. The plan? Have one model visit all 50 states before SHOT Show. Oh, and there would be no cleaning of the firearm, either. A native of Delaware, Web Managing Editor Shawn Skipper was tapped to handle The First State's leg of the tour. Armed with the Ethos and a box of Federal Premium, he journeyed home with plans to knock a few birds out of the sky.

December 02, 2014

Hardware: Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag Duck Commander

Mossberg is the latest company to realize the appeal of the Robertson boys and has introduced a specialty line of firearms with Duck Commander-style accoutrements. Among them is the 835 Ulti-Mag Duck Commander edition with Mathews Recoil Reduction.

November 20, 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

Boom Time for Waterfowlers

The Prairie Pothole region, the famous “duck factory” from South Dakota to the prairie parklands of Alberta, has been blessed with abundant snowmelt and rain for several years. That means wetlands are staying wet, ensuring an abundance of ground critical to successful duck nesting. All of this equals one thing …

October 02, 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

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