The end of duck season is a sordid affair. Yes, there’s work to be done, with mud and muck encasing nearly everything you own, and the contempt you hold for your alarm clock is palpable. … But why quit now? The best hunting of the year is waiting south of the border.
Here's a simple guide to building a portable A-Frame blind for under $100. Consider it your next off-season project.
Earlier this year, Editorial Director John Zent and Associate Editor Jon Draper had the opportunity to join Wayne Radcliffe and some of the other fine folks from Avery Outdoors on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for a goose hunt. While there, they learned about the recent merging of Avery and Banded—two of the most respected waterfowl gear companies on the market—and what it should mean for consumers.
By late December in Bryce Towsley's home state of Vermont, the ducks are gone. Unlike him, they are smart enough to understand there is another brutal winter coming and they flee south. So what's a poor, frozen boy to do? Take the hint: Make like a bird and migrate south.