Archive for scaup

The Toughest Bird to Kill

What's the toughest bird to kill? Kyle Wintersteen takes a closer look.

November 03, 2014

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

Will We Get a Four-Bluebill Limit for 2012-2013?

Any day now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is expected to release the most highly anticipated waterfowl season framework in years. Why the added attention? There is rumor and speculation that the limit on scaup will increase to four ducks in all flyways except the Pacific, which may jump to a whopping five-scaup limit (some say the Central Flyway also has a shot at the five-duck limit—who knows, it's all conjecture at this point).

July 27, 2012

Video: "Scotch Double" Rounds Out Bluebill Limit

Last Saturday's dawning sun revealed the sorriest diver spread I've ever seen. We had more decoys touching than not, they were way too close to the blind and the majority were tangled together in a hideous blob. Best of all, when wind and surf ripped through the spread it created the not-so-subtle sound of plastic smacking plastic.

December 14, 2010