Archive for waterfowl hunting

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

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