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Waterfowler's Notebook: How to Stay Safe on the Water

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, hunters are involved in an average of 35 major boating accidents per year, resulting in 14 deaths and 27 serious injuries. Eighty percent of these reported deaths occurred by drowning, and 85 percent of the victims were not wearing a personal flotation device (PFD). Here are 10 tips for staying safe on the water.

HeviShot HEVI-Metal Shotshells & 3-inch HEVI-Steel Recall and Warning

At temperatures below freezing, our 12-gauge, 3-inch HEVI-Metal and HEVI-Steel shotshell wads may crack on ignition. This may cause a “squib load”, with an off sound and reduced power.

Field Notes: Stove Pipe

DU TV Host Field Hudnall shows how using the "stove pipe" technique can help keep you and your buddies safe when hunting waterfowl. Visit ducks.org/DUTV for other DU TV Better Waterfowling Tips and more.

Better Waterfowling Tip - DU TV - Big Water Hunting Tips and Gear

Hunting big water may be daunting for those unaccustomed to the challenge. Wade Bourne recommends facing these challenges, and he provides a few tips to help you be successful.

Four Shooting Safety Tips

Facing facts squarely, we must concede that our beloved hunting guns are inherently capable of inflicting great bodily harm and even death when used carelessly or handled incorrectly.

Rivers of Opportunity

From small creeks to massive rivers, chances are there are ducks and geese using the moving waters in your area.

Retrievers: Hazards Afield

During the late season, protect your retriever by teaching him to be aware of likely hazards.

Waterfowl Hunting Tips

A complete listing of duck and goose hunting tips.

10 Safety Tips for All Hunters

Safety must remain a number one concern for all hunting. Keep these tips in mind while waterfowl hunting this season.

Safety First: Live to Hunt Another Day

Waterfowl hunters must keep safety in mind as they pursue their pleasures

Outfitting a Duck Boat

Safety needs to remain a number one concern when duck hunting from a boat. This checklist can help keep you safe and offers some handy hunting suggestions.

Calling the Shot

These tips will help avoid confusion while maximizing shooting opportunities.

Cold-weather hunting tips

Let waterfowl behavior guide you this winter

Safety First: Live to Hunt Another Day

Waterfowl hunters must keep safety in mind as they pursue their pleasures

10 Big Water Hunting Safety Tips

When a duck hunt becomes a survival situation

Don't Take the Plunge!

Waterfowlers Face Increased Risk of Drowning

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