Archive for duck hunting

Bird Haven Ranch Duck Hunt

Assistant Online Editor Sarah Smith Barnum recently spent some time with Ducks Unlimited and Winchester in Butte City, Calif., duck hunting at the breathtaking Bird Haven Ranch. Here's a first-hand look at what she saw.

January 07, 2014

Riding the Atlantic Roller Coaster

A hunt for sea ducks off the coast of Rhode Island is not for the faint of heart.

November 22, 2013

Get in Tune with Waterfowl

Use these helpful hunting tips from Avery Outdoors pro-staffer Wayne Radcliffe to get in tune with the waterfowl in your neck of the woods.

November 19, 2013

Four Years Later: Goose Hunter's Jacket, Wallet Returned

After losing his hunting jacket—and the wallet stowed inside—Owen Schipnewski never expected to see it again. Four years later, he was proven wrong.

October 24, 2013

Doctor Says No Duck Hunting This Year; He's Wrong

A torn achilles tendon was supposed to sideline Kyle Wintersteen for the entirety of duck season. His friends didn't accept that diagnosis.

October 21, 2013

Diver Follies

For every strap filled with diving ducks, the author returns home empty-handed and broken three times over, yet he doggedly does it again and again. Is he insane? You decide.

October 02, 2013

RESTORE Council: Fix River Delta to Boost Ducks

Some estimates indicate that as many as 70-percent of Mississippi and Central Flyway waterfowl winter in marshes dependent upon the Mississippi River Delta. Unfortunately the delta ecosystem is also one of the country's most threatened habitats.

August 28, 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

The Six Keys to Waterfowl Identification

The failure to properly identify ducks on the wing can lead to missed opportunities, or even trouble with the law. You can avoid such difficulties by working to improve your identification skills. Here are six key factors to consider.

July 26, 2013

The Pros and Cons of an Over/Under for Ducks

Kyle Wintersteen has been mulling the thought of swapping his autoloader out for an over/under. Follow along as he discusses the potential pros and cons of such a move.

July 26, 2013

Final Approach Releases New Gadwall Floaters

The new Gadwall floating decoy from Final Approach will be available in August 2013, and ships in six-pack sets.

July 17, 2013

The Man Who Changed a Tire in My Decoy Spread

It was an oddly warm January day on the Eastern Shore—in fact there were gnats in the air—but after a long, mid-day lull, the geese were back on the move. My buddy Tyler Shoberg of Delta Waterfowl and I each killed a bird, and prospects were looking really strong as the final, golden 30 minutes of shooting time approached.

February 19, 2013

Winchester Super X Pump Field and Waterfowl Hunter

There's now a version of Winchester's popular Super X Pump shotgun tailored specifically to the needs of waterfowl hunters. The Super X Pump "Waterfowl Hunter" shotgun features Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades camouflage and is available with a 3-inch or 3 1/2-inch 12-gauge chamber. Barrel options include 26 or 28 inches.

January 17, 2013

Stoeger Longfowler Double-Barrel Shotguns

For those duck hunters who appreciate the look and feel of a double-barrel in the blind, Stoeger unveils the Longfowler shotgun line. An over/under and side-by-side will be available, both of which will sport 30-inch barrels—a classic size for double-barrel fowling piece. The wood stocks are coated with a weather-resistant finish, while the barrels and receivers are a matte black.

January 17, 2013