Archive for waterfowl hunting

Of Feathers and Fur

Canada represents something of a paradise for waterfowl hunters, which made it an ideal location to put some of the year’s hottest new gear—like Mossy Oak’s Shadow Grass Blade camo, Browning's 3½-inch A5 and the latest offerings from Federal Premium—to the test. Associate Online Editor Shawn Skipper recently returned from a waterfowl/predator hunt in Alberta. Get an inside look at the hunt with this gallery.

October 24, 2013

The Advantage of Hunting from Crutches

Against his doctor's orders, Kyle Wintersteen went duck hunting last weekend—crutches and all. How did things go? Read on and find out.

October 23, 2013

The Late-Season Reset

There comes a point in every waterfowl season when previously successful tactics become stale and counterproductive. Here’s how to experiment and adapt so you’ll find late-season success.

October 22, 2013

USFWS Framework: Two Canvasback Limit Nationwide

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has once again proposed liberal waterfowl hunting seasons for 2013-2014.

August 12, 2013

See No Evil

Hard-hunted waterfowl are experts at spotting danger, and nothing will flare them faster than hunters who don’t hide well.

November 29, 2012

Canada Beckons

The diversity of species, nonstop action and generous bag limits offered by Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are arguably unrivaled by any U.S. destination.

September 26, 2012

How to Hit More Ducks

By Bob Robb

Waterfowl season is just around the corner. Here are 10 tips guaranteed to make you a more skilled, efficient shot on ducks and geese.

September 25, 2012

Hunting Sunburned Ducks

When the weather is more suited to sunbathing than waterfowling, hunters must adapt or get burned.

July 26, 2012

Waterfowler Numbers Take a Dive

Recent trends indicate that waterfowlers are ditching their duck blinds for deer stands.

April 30, 2012

Photos: Coonhound Really Knows How to "Stay"

As J.R. Absher of The Outdoor Pressroom put it, Maddie the coonhound has "refined the meaning of 'stay'." Since acquiring Maddie from the Cobb County Animal Shelter in Atlanta, Ga., owner Theron Humphrey has photographed her in a variety of, shall we say, interesting places—inside a tractor tire in Cedar Creek, Texas, atop a traffic light in Austin, Texas, on a bird house in Lawrence, Kan., and even above a basketball rim in Des Moines, Iowa, to name a few.

March 19, 2012

Late-Season Waterfowl: The Final Countdown

As the last days of the season approach, now is the time to use every trick and strategy you know to make the best of remaining hours afield.

January 25, 2012

Hunt Safely on the Water This Winter

The majority of sportsman fatalities on the water are preventable. Follow these steps to avoid becoming another statistic.

January 06, 2012

Tips for Hunting Waterfowl on Small Water

Small hidden holes of water like millponds can provide some of the most enjoyable shooting of the year.

January 04, 2012

Waterfowl Populations: Will This Last?

Many believe we are on the cusp of the best waterfowl season in generations, but do we owe it more to luck than conservation? 

September 27, 2011