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Treating your dog's pads

Mike Stewart, owner of Wildrose Kennels, explains how to treat your dog's pads and protect them from the harsh conditions during waterfowl season.

Cold-Weather Retriever Care

Most retrievers aren't afraid of cold weather and will throw caution to the brisk wind when hunting waterfowl, fetching birds in icy water and braving even the harshest elements. Properly conditioned duck dogs are built for the cold.

Battling the Elements

From ice and cold to wind and rain, nothing influences a hunt for ducks and geese like the weather. And while Mother Nature may be in the driver's seat when it comes to the forecast, a waterfowl hunter doesn't have to just be along for the ride. The following tips from waterfowl hunters across the country will help you handle the worst that Mother Nature throws your way.

Cold, Hard Facts: Cold Weather Duck Hunting Tips

The month of December can offer spectacular waterfowling.

Winter Duck Hunting Strategies

Deep winter offers duck hunters both challenge and opportunity. The late season cuts hunters little slack, but the last few weeks can also provide some of the best shooting of the year.

Deep Freeze Ducks

Do Something Different in Late Season

Cold-weather hunting tips

Let waterfowl behavior guide you this winter

Fight the Ice on Your Next Duck Hunt

Snow Days

Veteran waterfowlers describe their most unforgettable hunts in winter weather.

Coldest Hunts: Harrowing tales of waterfowling

Tales of hunts at the bitter end of the season

5-Tips For Duck Hunting in Extreme Weather

Here are 5 excellent tips for hunting ducks in extreme weather.

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