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A Pothole Proposal

Executing a unique marriage proposal requires a significant amount of creativity and strategy. Tyler Carroll, Ducks Unlimited member in Minot, North Dakota, masterminded a plan to propose during an afternoon duck hunt that hinged on cooperative waterfowl, successful shooting, a kayak, and subzero temperatures.

Secrets of a wood duck hunter

Kenny Anglin knows wood ducks. A Georgia native, he grew up hunting woodies in southern swamps, and his company, Kritter Getter Game Calls, makes one of the most popular wood duck calls on the market. He recently sat down with Will Brantley to share some of his secrets for hunting these beautiful and elusive birds.

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A Valentine's Day Special: Love is in the Blind

This is the story of two waterfowl hunters who found love, and the unique proposal that joined them forever – both in and out of the blind.

Words That Define Us

In waterfowling literature, one can find many wonderful passages by great writers that describe what it truly means to be a duck hunter.

The Wild, Wacky World of Waterfowling

These amazing facts and other bits of information may very well surprise, bewilder, intrigue and entertain you!

The Timber Experience

Tips for hunting flooded timber and a hunt this author will never forget.

The Old Mallard Man


A Duck Hunter of the Finest Caliber

Hunting is a sport of possession, but I like hunting most with men who treasure those things about hunting that can't be possessed. Vernon Baker, who has been my duck hunting companion for close to 25 years now, is one of those men.

The Great Armistice Day Storm of 1940

On Armistice Day, November 11, 1940, thousands of hunters gathered to hunt ducks on the Upper Mississippi River in the Great Plains and Upper Midwest, including Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois.

The Sooner the Better

When the weather turns cold, thousands of waterfowl pour into Oklahoma’s northern tier.

Diver Quest

A layout-gunning adventure for diving ducks on the broad waters of southern Ontario.

Gunning the Great Basin

A duck hunting expedition through southern Oregon’s closed-basin lakes.

Hunting on the Edge

Some waterfowlers go to extremes in pursuit of ducks and geese.

Montezuma's Magnificent Muck Ducks

Black ducks, mallards, and pintails flock to flooded fields in New York's Finger Lakes region.

Winds of Fortune


Providing Opportunities for Outdoorsmen with Special Needs

Hunting facilities and target-shooting events are becoming more user-friendly for outdoorsmen with special needs.
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