Archive for waterfowl hunting

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

Louisiana Has Record Waterfowl Season

A recent report revealed that waterfowl hunters in the state of Louisiana harvested 2.7 million ducks in the 2010-11 season.

July 25, 2011

Duck Count for 2011 Higher Than Ever

A current survey shows that the current duck count is at 45.6 million, which is up 11 percent from the 2010 estimate of 40.8 million.

July 19, 2011

Future of Waterfowl Remains Uncertain

As U.S. budget talks continue, the future of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act hangs in the balance.

June 28, 2011

Why Ill./Miss. River Duck Hunters Should Be Pumped

According to an Oct. 11, 2010, aerial survey by the Illinois Natural History Survey, duck hunters on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers can officially get pumped. The data is not yet available for public consumption (it will be posted here in the coming days), but Mike Checkett of Ducks Unlimited tells me the data shows that total duck numbers on the Illinois River are twice the 10-year average for this time of year, and pintail numbers far exceed the 10-year average on both the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers.

October 14, 2010

Federal Premium Stormchasers Network

Kyle Wintersteen talks with Tim Brandt of Federal Premium about their new social network specifically for waterfowl hunters, Stormchasers Network

October 05, 2010

Browning Goose Band Waterfowl Choke Tubes

Browning has added to its 2010 line with the Goose Band Choke Tubes, new Flex Foam Zippered Choke Tube Case and new Hard Case Choke Tube Case.

September 15, 2010

What the Gulf Oil Spill Means to Waterfowlers

As your read this, a plethora of migrating waterfowl species are heading to the oil-stricken Gulf Coast. What will be their fate?

September 13, 2010

The Waterfowl of San Antonio Bay

Few places hold more ducks in a greater variety or with more exquisite late-season plumage than the wintering grounds along the Texas Gulf.

February 12, 2010

Game Profiles: Common Eider

Hunting common eiders is not for everyone. Their location, along with the equipment required and the difficult conditions, limit enthusiasts to a dedicated few.

November 17, 2009

10 Ways to Kill A Waterfowl Hunt

Don’t be lazy; pay attention to the finer points of waterfowl hunting.

June 10, 2009

Conservation on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

To step foot on the banks of Maryland’s Eastern Shore is to sense its rich waterfowl hunting tradition.

June 05, 2009