Archive for duck call

How Duck Calls Could Save Your Relationship

One evening many years ago a wise old man was sharing the secrets of life with me over cold drinks.

May 18, 2012

Duck Commanders Teach Conan to Blow Duck Call

In case you missed it, the Duck Commanders, Phil and Willie Robertson, taught Conan O'Brien to blow a duck call on TBS the other night. The clip below is really entertaining. And Conan's actually pretty good for a first-timer.

April 16, 2012

"Animal Rights" Activist Claims Drone Shot Down

Remember the "animal rights" wacko who used to hover his paraglider above goose blinds to intimidate hunters and scare away geese? (He was promptly arrested—there are laws against interfering with a hunt, after all.)

February 16, 2012

Epic Wins & Fails of 2011

The year was full of great stories of successful and not-so-successful hunters. Here's who'll ring in the New Year with champagne and who should stick to fried coot.

December 30, 2011

Cape Cod to Use Cannons to Scare Off Eiders

The shellfish industry is vital to the Chatham, Mass., economy, but every year an unruly flock of eiders sucks down more mussels and softshell crabs than the buffet line at a Kennedy wedding—$1.3 million worth, to be exact. So, how do local officials plan to disperse the birds? With cannons, of course! The town plans to fire air cannons every 20-30 minutes during the daytime, hoping the noise will cause the ducks to feed elsewhere.

December 01, 2011

The Angriest Rent-A-Cop in Saskatoon

Generally I avoid offending law enforcement. Even mall cops. (Have you seen the flashlights they carry these days? They'll blind the crap out of you.)

October 17, 2011

Is This the Best Goose Gear Since the Decoy-Blind?

I present to you the greatest breakthrough in goose-hunting technology since the decoy-blind: Phantom Goose Flag Hats.

September 19, 2011

Ever Seen a Wedding Cake with a Decoy Spread?

When my brother-in-law's mother, Linda Szmal, offered to bake a groom's cake for my wedding last month, I gratefully requested a red velvet cake depicting a drake canvasback. However, when she asked for a photo of my dog and inquired as to the color of my waders, I knew she was up to something. The resulting duck-hunting themed creation is nothing shy of astounding:

September 08, 2011

Louisiana Harvests More Ducks Than Central Flyway!

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's recently released Migratory Bird Hunting Activity and Harvest report reveals incredible numbers out of Louisiana. During the 2010-2011 season, Louisiana waterfowlers brought 2.7 million ducks to bag. That's not only more ducks than any other state—it's a bigger harvest than the entire Atlantic or Central Flyways! Arkansas had the second-highest harvest with 1.4 million ducks, barely half of Louisiana's.

July 26, 2011

The Best Calling Instructor: A Real Duck

Duck calling instructional CDs and DVDs are great resources to improve your calling, but I firmly believe that the best teacher is a real duck. There's just no better way to learn the subtle nuances of duck vocalizations—and when ducks make them—than through hours of waterfowl observation.

May 23, 2011

Duck Calls Provide Therapy for Young Patients

This morning's The Outdoor Wire brings us the heartwarming story of duck-call maker Buck Gardner's visit to a children's hospital:

March 11, 2011

Honeymooner Ditches Bride, Goes Duck Hunting

This is the story of a man so committed to duck hunting that he planned his Mexico honeymoon to coincide with flights of bluewings and cinnamons. It's a tale of bravery, logistical genius and careful manipulation of the female psyche. What you're about to read will no doubt be studied by duck hunters and psychologists for years to come.

March 04, 2011

Duck Calling Basics: How To Call Duck

Duck Calling Basics: How To Call Duck

November 05, 2010

Best Duck Call Name Ever

While we're on the subject of names ...

August 26, 2009