Archive for ducks

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 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

Duck Numbers Down Six Percent

A USFWS survey that indicates a 6-percent drop in the total duck population. What does it mean?

July 23, 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

PA Man Fights to Keep Pet Ducks

A Pennsylvania man is fighting to keep his four pet Blue Swedish ducks that the town claims violate a zoning ordinance.

July 10, 2013

Video: Badger Raids Duck Nest

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June 03, 2013

What's Your Dream Duck?

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May 28, 2013

Top 5 Most Horrifying Signs of Duck Depression

Are you primed for a severe case of Duck Depression? Here are five early symptoms to look out for, straight from renowned expert Kyle Wintersteen.

April 15, 2013

Black Ducks in Peril

The Atlantic Flyway’s most iconic bird has dwindled to less than half its historic population. Will new research turn the tide?

February 28, 2013

From the Cookbook: Marinated Roast Wild Ducks

A popular meat for hunters and non-hunters alike, this particular duck recipe is chock-full of delicious ingredients that will appeal to any palette.

February 21, 2013

Betrayed By My Fanny Pack

My favorite late-season waders are a thick neoprene pair made by Cabela's. They fit me perfectly and, given the way I abuse gear, it's remarkable that they've lasted eight hard seasons.

January 11, 2013

Cigarettes' One Benefit: Healthier Bird Nests

When your mother told you that "smoking is for the birds," she had no idea how right she was. According to new research, birds such as sparrows and finches are increasingly incorporating discarded cigarette butts into their nests. Why? Apparently the butts help insulate the nest, and the nicotine and other chemicals act as an insecticide against mites and other parasitic organisms. Birds have long built their nests with poisonous plants to keep them mite-free, but in major cities cigarette butts tend to be more available. Scientists in Mexico City have observed birds with as many as 48 butts woven into their nests, while the average was about 10 butts.

January 06, 2013