Archive for duck hunting

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

Greenhead Gear Adds Species to Pro Grade Decoys

Greenhead Gear (GHG) unveiled some surprises for 2013, including the addition of new species to its excellent "Pro Grade" line. Perhaps most notably, all decoys below, including the full-body geese, feature single-piece construction. Basically, these could be the most durable decoys GHG has ever released. Here's a summary of what's available for your spread next season:

January 17, 2013

Browning A5 3 1/2" 12-Gauge

The resurrected Browning A5 was one of the biggest "buzz products" of last year's SHOW Show, and for 2013 it receives an update that many devoted waterfowlers consider a must-have feature: a 3 1/2-inch chamber.

January 17, 2013

Duck Commander ExtremaPrene Chest Waders

The Duck Commanders have introduced a heavily insulated set of waders that should also prove ultra-durable. Available with 800 or 1200 grams of Thinsulate insulation, the 5mm ExtremaPrene Chest Waders feature welded seams for durability and reinforced knees and shins (for breaking ice and other waterfowl hazards).

January 16, 2013

Winchester Blind Side Ammo Expands Offerings

Based on the success of Winchester's innovative Blind Side waterfowl load, it should come as no surprise that the company is expanding the line. How? Namely by making it faster—quite a bit faster, actually. The new Winchester High Velocity Blind Side has a whopping factory-rated velocity of 1675 fps. Initial offerings will be 12-gauge only and include BB's, 1's, 2's and 6's in 3 1/2-inch, 1 3/8-ounce loads and 1's, 2's, 3's, and 6's in 3-inch, 1 1/8-ounce.

January 15, 2013