Conservation Leads to More Ducks, Geese

Despite the best efforts of state fish-and-game agencies, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl, wetlands have continued to be drained and grasslands plowed to feed an ever increasing human population. So why do we have so many ducks now?

Building the Ultimate Duck Gun

There are a variety of waterfowl shotguns available today that are plenty good, but it's hard to describe any as "perfect." Just what would be required to earn such a superlative? We investigate.

Know-How: Eat the Ice for Late-Season Birds

The inevitable frozen honey hole is the bane of waterfowl hunters come late season. Use this tool to fend off the deep freeze.

Five Must-Read Books for the Duck Hunter

It is this time every year when the struggle with Duck Depression begins—a battle wingshooters will wage until fall's glorious return ushers in a new waterfowl season. Kyle Wintersteen offers a few ways to combat it, with these five must-read books for the duck hunter.

Join the Hunt: Start Them With Waterfowling

Want to ensure the next generation becomes productive members of society? Consider asking them to join the hunt, and start with waterfowl. Its mix of hard work and fast action is sure to keep ’em coming back—and on the right path.

The World's Best Waterfowl Hunting

Here’s our Top 10 list of locations every waterfowler would give a precious bid to hunt.

Waterfowler Numbers Take a Dive

Recent trends indicate that waterfowlers are ditching their duck blinds for deer stands.

Must-Have Waterfowl Gear for 2018

Diedhard waterfowlers, pay attention. We've got the scoop on the gear you need this season.

Crane Games

It looks prehistoric with its lanky body, pointed bill, sharp talons and 7-foot wingspan. But it’s the temperament of the sandhill crane that definitely suggests the bird should join the cast of “Jurassic Park.”

Guns and Gear for Sandhill Crane Shoot

At the end of the day, you hunt sandhill cranes the same way you hunt just about any waterfowl. That’s no reason to slack off, though. Consider adding some of the following gear to your collection before you tackle this prehistoric-looking bird.

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