2015-2016 Duck Stamp Will Feature Ruddy Ducks

October 07, 2014

The winner of the 2014 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest has been announced: Next year's stamp (available June 2015) will feature a striking pair of ruddy ducks by New York artist Jennifer Miller.

Do You Wrap Your Ducks in Bacon?

October 03, 2014

Some consider wrapping ducks in bacon—or anything in bacon, for that matter—to be cheating. Kyle Wintersteen respectfully disagrees.

Indiana May Close Grouse Season Statewide

September 29, 2014

Upland bird hunting is in a sad state of affairs in Indiana, where the state's Division of Fish and Wildlife has proposed closing the ruffed grouse hunting season statewide.

These Dogs Swallowed Amazing Objects in 2014

September 19, 2014

Every year the Veterinary Practice News holds an X-ray contest called "They Ate What?" The rules are simple: Animal hospitals compete to see whose patients swallowed the most bizarre objects of the year, as proven by radiographs. The photo results are priceless.

Study: Duck Hunting Generates Billions for Economy

September 15, 2014

Have you ever wondered about the impact that sales of decoys, duck calls, blinds, waders and other gear have on the economy?

What's Your Bird Dog's Best School Subject?

September 12, 2014

Pheasants Forever asked: "With students heading back to the classroom this week, we’re wondering what’s your bird dog’s best subject?" That got Kyle Wintersteen pondering the ways that dog training parallels grade-school subjects. Here's what he came up with.

Great Lakes Tribal Members Get 50-Duck Limit, Possible Swan Season

September 08, 2014

According to OutdoorNews.com, one of North America's most liberal waterfowl bag limits is afforded to the tribal members in the 1837 and 1842 treaty areas of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Iowa Pheasant Estimate Highest in 6 Years

September 05, 2014

As Iowa pheasants have declined, predictably so too have Iowa pheasant hunters. However, could the rooster population finally be stabilizing--or even recovering?

A Duck Taxidermy Disaster

September 01, 2014

Two Octobers ago found Kyle Wintersteen in a North Dakota marsh hunting a diversity of waterfowl. Someone mentioned that a local taxidermist mounted ducks at just $100 a pop—including shipping! What could possibly go wrong?

Michigan Wolves Kill Five Hunting Dogs in Three Days

August 22, 2014

The first week of August was a gut-wrenching time for houndsmen in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where wolves killed five hunting dogs in three days.