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Migration Alert: Mississippi Flyway Waterfowl Season Wrap-Up

The curtain is about to drop on duck seasons in the lower Mississippi River Valley, and waterfowl managers in the region agree that this has been a season of extremes. Record high temperatures prevailed throughout December and early January, and heavy rains caused widespread flooding, which scattered ducks across an abundance of habitat in the backwaters.

Migration Alert: Late Migration May Help Florida Hunters

With unseasonably warm weather up north, many Florida hunters have reported ho-hum birds numbers, but with Arctic winds blasting the eastern seaboard last weekend, and snow as far south as North Carolina, the last two weeks of duck season could be good.

Migration Alert: Mississippi Duck Numbers Average, Water Abundant

The 2015-2016 waterfowl season in Mississippi has been marked by unusually warm temperatures and significant rainfall, which has resulted in extensive flooding in the state's historic Delta region. The abundance of water has created thousands of acres of new habitat, spreading ducks out across flooded fields and bottomland forests.

Migration Alert: Louisiana Waterfowlers Prepare for Final Hunts of 2015-2016 season

Louisiana's 2015-2016 waterfowl season heads into the final days and weeks of what has proven to be an unpredictable season. Record-high temperatures and water levels across the state and even the northern reaches of the flyway have kept the ducks scattered and hunters scrambling.

Migration Alert: Tough Season for Many Arkansas Duck Hunters

If there's one word to describe the 2015-2016 waterfowl season in Arkansas (and elsewhere), it's "confusing!" Since the season reopened in November, hunters have scratched their heads, scanned the skies and wondered when the ducks were coming, and where they might be. Many still have not gotten answers.

Migration Alert: Ducks and Geese Head South Toward the Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic States

Plummeting temperatures and a strong north wind has jump-started an otherwise sluggish Atlantic Flyway migration, with ducks and geese now pushing south into the Mid-Atlantic states and Chesapeake Bay region.

Migration Alert: West Tennessee Duck Numbers Increasing, Flood Hurts Hunting

Water, water everywhere. That's the song many duck hunters are singing in Tennessee, especially in the western half of the state. The Mississippi River is flooding and covering thousands of acres of woods and open fields, both adjacent to the river and along several major tributaries. Kentucky and Barkley Lakes are abnormally high for this time of year. Blinds on several state wildlife management areas are submerged.

Migration Alert: Cold Weather Fluctuates Duck Numbers in Washington

One of the wettest Decembers on record for Washington State distributed ducks and geese far and wide to freshly flooded habitats, leaving waterfowl hunters with fewer traditional hunting locations. The good news is a drying trend, which should allow much of the sheet water to drain, forcing ducks back into normal feeding routines.

Migration Alert: Louisiana's Second Split Opens Statewide on December 19

Ducks beware. All three Louisiana zones have been closed for the past 12 days. That will change Saturday morning, when the entire state reopens to launch the second and final split of the season. As was the case when the first split opened earlier in the year, a timely cold front is moving across the state, bringing with it lower temperatures and potentially more ducks and geese.

Migration Alert: Next Weather System Should Shake Things Up for Kansas Hunters

All across the state of Kansas the need for a cold weather system dominates waterfowl hunting conversations, as hunters look for some help from Mother Nature to rejuvenate bird numbers and behavior.

Migration Alert: Arkansas Second Split Opens with Mixed Results

Hit or miss: that's how many Arkansas waterfowlers would likely describe their hunting success as the second split of the state's duck season opened on December 10. Some areas are holding fair numbers of ducks, while others are almost devoid of birds. Hunters might find a lot of ducks concentrated in a small area or they may spend several hours scouting and still come up empty handed.

Migration Alert: Slow Start in Maryland, Colder Weather Needed

Gadwalls, wigeon, and other early migrating species saved the first half of Maryland's November split season, but without freezing temperatures and significant snow cover up north, waterfowlers are still waiting for the bulk of the duck and goose migrations to arrive.

Migration Alert: Drier Conditions May Improve Texas Waterfowling

Texas waterfowlers offered a wide range of reports from the first split of the duck season. Although opinions varied over whether it the worst or best season ever, everyone agreed that is was among the warmest in recent memory. The good news: as the second-split opener approaches, most hunters are reporting an increase in duck numbers.

Migration Alert: Mallard Numbers Build in Iowa and Missouri

Duck seasons will come to a close in much of Iowa and northern Missouri in the next three weeks, and with mallard numbers continuing to build in those states, hunters are optimistic for a strong finish.

Migration Alert: Split May Help North Carolina Duck Numbers

Warm weather and high water have frustrated duck hunters up and down the Atlantic Flyway this season, but some North Carolina waterfowlers have done well with big decoy spreads on big water.

Migration Alert: Oregon Waterfowlers Taking Advantage of Duck Numbers

Oregon waterfowl hunters are enjoying consistent success, matching or exceeding last year's generally good season. With multiple storms in the forecast, weather will be the deciding factor on overall duck and goose hunting success in the days ahead.

December 2015 Gear – Waterfowler's Wishlist

Shopping for the waterfowl hunter or conservationist this holiday season is now a simple process. This year's Waterfowler's Wishlist is a combination of DU-branded gear and items specifically chosen to fit the needs of duck or goose hunters.

Migration Alert: Pennsylvania Primed for Ducks, Just Add Weather

Canada geese and some migrating ducks have moved into the Keystone State, but hunters likely won't see big waterfowl numbers until colder weather hits eastern Canada and northern New York State.

Migration Alert: Table Set for Arkansas Opener, Water and Ducks

The Arkansas 2015-2016 waterfowl season begins tomorrow and hunters are flooding into the Natural State with high expectations. Average duck numbers and an abundance of water dominate the conversations in duck camps and cafes throughout the state. As freezing temperatures close in on mid-latitude states later this weekend, many hunters expect the season's first week to provide a glimpse of what's to come this winter.

Migration Alert: Conditions Ideal for Canada Goose Hunting in New York State

Warm weather has stalled much of the Atlantic Flyway duck migration, but goose hunting has been off the charts in New York State, with near perfect field conditions.

Migration Alert: Waterfowl Numbers on the Rise in South Dakota

A series of moderate cold fronts over the past two weeks have triggered the migration of waterfowl into South Dakota, providing hunters with a variety of opportunities at the midpoint of the season.

Migration Alert: Ohio Hunters Enjoy Early Success, Await Migration

Ohio's Marsh Zone along the southern Lake Erie shoreline is arguably the state's best duck hunting area, and the season here is now closed until the second split begins on Nov. 14. As far as local hunters are concerned, the timing couldn't be better.

Migration Alert: Habitat, Duck Numbers Promising for Louisiana Coastal Opener

Coastal duck hunters in Louisiana are repeating three welcomed words: "We have birds." Following on the heels of a solid early-teal season, expectations are high for the regular duck opener this Saturday in the state's Coastal Zone.

Gear Guide: Decoy Roundup

Decoy manufacturers continue to improve the durability and realism of waterfowl decoys. The ability to mix and match species and body styles allows waterfowl hunters to create some of the most lifelike decoy spreads ever. If you’re looking to add a few blocks, or start a new decoy spread from scratch, here are a few recommendations.

Migration Alert: Washington Hunters Welcome Wind, Rain

The season's first substantial storm is forecast to sweep across the Pacific Northwest this weekend. Stiff, sustained breezes and gusty blows are expected statewide, and substantial rainfall may recharge enough wetland habitat to jump-start the 2015-2016 waterfowl season.

Migration Alert: Water and Teal Abundant in Texas

One thing Texas waterfowlers won't have to worry about this season is water. Texas has plenty of it, maybe too much in many places, but it beats the alternative. Duck season opens on Halloween in the South Zone, and the outlook is promising for opening weekend.

Migration Alert: Michigan Hunters May Benefit from Weekend Weather

Remnants of Hurricane Patricia brought rain and high winds to Michigan this week, but unfortunately not many ducks. Reports from around the Wolverine State paint a picture of unseasonably warm weather, few new birds, and slow duck hunting.

Migration Alert: Strong Start for Massachusetts Duck Hunters

Despite warm weather, reports indicate that Massachusetts had a good start to the waterfowl season, highlighted by strong wood duck numbers, a timely Canada goose migration, and two successful youth hunts.

Migration Alert: Slow, Steady Increase in Wisconsin Waterfowl Numbers

"Trickle-down effect." This is an apt description of what waterfowl hunters are experiencing in Wisconsin. The migration is on, and duck and goose numbers are increasing, but not at a fast pace. Some new birds drifted into the state on last weekend's north wind and lower temperatures, but evidently that wasn't "the big push" hunters have been waiting for. And now, with a warming trend and southerly winds once again prevailing across the Badger State, conditions aren't right to provide a big boost to waterfowl numbers or hunter success.

Migration Alert: Early November Flight Expected in Maine

Halloween weekend may bring scary-good hunting to the Pine Tree State. Many hunters did well on wood ducks, resident mallards, and teal during Maine's first duck split in the southern and central zones, which closed on October 17, but the big influx of migrating waterfowl from points north has yet to come.

Five Pacific Flyway Waterfowling Hotspots

The Pacific Flyway offers some of the best waterfowling in the United States. The flyway contains an abundance of waterfowl, a 107-day liberal season, and a long list of public hunting opportunities. Here are five public waterfowling hotspots in the Pacific Flyway.

Migration Alert: Strong North Winds Support Migration into Minnesota

This past Sunday, the high temperature here was close to 90 degrees. But on Monday, a cold swept down from Saskatchewan and Manitoba, dropping temperatures dramatically and bringing a steady 25 mph northwest wind that gusted to 40. Steady north winds are forecast for the next couple of days—perfect conditions for a migration.

Small-Craft Waterfowling

Good public hunting can be hard to find, but hidden waterfowling gems do exist if you can get to them. Paddling or poling a small boat may be your best bet for solitude, uneducated ducks, and a memorable hunt. Here are four different types of shallow-water boats you can use for waterfowling.

Migration Alert: Waterfowl Numbers, Conditions Look Good in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho

Waterfowl biologists report an early increase in duck and goose numbers across the Pacific Northwest, boding well for the start of waterfowl seasons in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Migration Alert: Late Rains Set Stage for Early Season in Dakotas

With a projected record flight of birds and high-quality habitat conditions in many areas, waterfowlers in North and South Dakota are primed for a good season. These prairie states will kick off the 2015-2016 regular season in the Central Flyway, and officials believe the stage is set for a strong start.

Migration Alert: Migration Begins as Northern Mississippi Flyway States Prepare for Opener

Game on! Large numbers of ducks and geese are staging on the northern prairies for their southbound migration. Early migrants, including blue-winged teal, pintails, and gadwalls, are heading south in increasing numbers. Waterfowl seasons in Prairie Canada have started as well, and hunters in several northern Mississippi Flyway states are watching the hours tick down to their regular-season opener. A check with hunters and waterfowl biologists should bolster their expectations for the kickoff this weekend.

Migration Alert: Louisiana Teal Hunters Capitalizing on Good Habitat, Numbers

Louisiana teal hunters are riding high as a result of fair habitat conditions and a steady stream of bluewings filtering through the state. For many hunters, opening weekend offered fast-paced shoots, and the consensus is that the majority of teal hunters went home happy.

Migration Alert: Louisiana Teal Numbers, Habitat Looks Good for Opener

Optimism reigns as Louisiana duck hunters prepare for another liberal 16-day teal season. Since the season spans three full weekends, the birds have ample time to arrive and hunters hope to be there to greet them.

Migration Alert: Summer Rains Improve Habitat for Texas Teal

The first hint of a light north wind in August prompts waterfowlers to begin marking off their calendars in anticipation of their next chance to hunt ducks. This season is no different, and expectations are soaring as another teal opener approaches.

Waterfowl 360 2015: Are you ready?

Running from Sept. 1 - Jan. 31, Waterfowl360.com is the go-to website for all thing waterfowl hunting. Find tips, tactics, migration information, videos, and more.

Early-Season Destinations: Four Prairie Waterfowling Hotspots

The Prairie Pothole Region encompasses five U.S. states, three Canadian provinces and supports 50 to 70 percent of North America's waterfowl population during the breeding season. If you are looking for an early-season hunting destination, this is where the adventure begins. The following four cities serve as jumping-off points for top-notch freelance waterfowling trips. Find out when, where, and how to meet the migration this fall.

Migration Alert: Arkansas LGCO Hunters Preparing for Huge Flight Days

Arkansas waterfowlers dealt with a lack of precipitation throughout the 2014–2015 waterfowl season, and the 2015 Light Goose Conservation Order (LGCO) has been no different. Drought-like conditions have forcedlight geese to concentrate on limited habitat in the state, which has had a significant impact on the birds' feeding and roosting habits.

Migration Alert: Pacific Flyway Wrap Up

The 2014-15 Pacific Flyway waterfowl season played much different than what was expected in September. California ended up with water, normally frozen areas weren't, and ducks, as usual, simply went with the flow of storm tracks and sunshine.

Migration Alert: Water and Cold Weather Shape Late-Season Hunting on Texas Coast

Soggy parkas, muddy waders, and deep, boggy ruts on secluded dirt roads have been the norm along the Texas coast as duck season nears its end. Parading pintails, gregarious greenwings, and gaggles of snow geese left their mark on waterfowlers over the past three months, and at the heart of all this activity were cold temperatures and rain.

Migration Alert: Mid-South Ducks Numbers Increase for Final Weekend

For hunters in the mid-Mississippi Alluvial Valley, the 2014–2015 duck season is set to go out with a bang, or lots of them! Hunting in this region ends at sunset on Jan. 25. According to reports from several mid-south areas, ducks are plentiful, and hunter success has increased significantly since warm southerly winds thawed out frozen waters in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Missouri's Bootheel. Ducks have responded to this thaw by showing up in large numbers.

Migration Alert: Florida Gets Push of Ring-Necked Ducks, Anticipates Return Teal Migration

Florida waterfowlers have been challenged by mild conditions, high water levels and scattered bird concentrations this season. However, their luck may be about to change as the final week approaches.

Migration Alert: Table Set For Strong Finish in South Louisiana

Louisiana's Coastal Zone season is nearing the end, and it's apparent that cold weather up north has provided ample opportunities for south Louisiana waterfowlers. The mid-December duck count was the highest since 1999 and 64 percent higher than last December's count. Most hunters are delighted as they head into the final days, bolstered by the good numbers and con-sistent shooting the season has brought.

Migration Alert: Sooner State Hunters Look for Weather at Season's End

Hunters in the Central Flyway may well count the snow and cold that swept down across the Northern Plains in mid-November as one of the defining events of the 2014–2015 waterfowl season. Even as far south as Oklahoma, the winter weather system ushered the first significant push of ducks and geese into the state.

Migration Alert: California's Duck Numbers and Habitat Improve

Warm weather has created challenging conditions for California duck hunters, but receding floodwaters, reopened refuges and wildlife areas, and good numbers of ducks in most parts of the state have set the stage for improved waterfowl hunting during the final weeks of the season.

Migration Alert: Winter's Return to Northern Plains Spurs Significant Migration

Snow, strong winds, and low temperatures have ducks and geese on the move across the Northern Plains. This latest blast of winter weather may be enough to provide waterfowl hunters in mid- and southern states the spark needed to close out the final weeks of the season on a high note.

Migration Alert: Cold Snap Encouraging for Kentucky Waterfowlers

Hope springs eternal in the hearts of duck hunters, and Kentucky waterfowlers are hoping the Arctic front blowing through their state right now will bring more ducks and geese and better shooting than they've experienced so far this season.

Migration Alert: Chesapeake Bay Hunters Optimistic as Temps Drop

Chesapeake Bay duck hunters faced their share of challenges in the final weeks of 2014, but the arrival of bitter cold weather this week has many waterfowlers optimistic about their prospects in the days ahead.

DU TV Migration Report - Snow Geese Arrive in Delaware

The DU TV crew is filming a snow goose hunt in Delaware and reports significant goose movements into the area.

Migration Alert: Frigid Temperatures Descend Upon Washington State

Aching for a shift in the weather, Washington waterfowlers' wishes will be granted in the coming days. A cold snap poised to strike the Pacific Northwest will freeze sheet water left behind from recent rainstorms. This means a change in tactics for hunters who have faced stagnant conditions since late November.

DU TV Migration Report: Central Kentucky

The DU TV crew is filming in north-central Kentucky and Field Hudnall provides a migration breakdown for the area. While there doesn't appear to be a lot of birds in the area, Hudnall is optimistic about the coming weeks.

Migration Alert: Delaware Duck Numbers Solid, 150,000 Snow Geese

According to a waterfowl survey conducted last week by the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife, the First State is poised for its finest snow goose season in several years.

Migration Alert: Oregon Waterfowl Distribution Sporadic Due to Storm, Mild Temps

Last week's hurricane-force Pacific Flyway windstorm came on the heels of ample rain from Mexico to Northern California. Oregon's ducks and geese were blown off the coast and many have found substantial habitat throughout Willamette Valley, forcing waterfowlers to scout and react to regional migrations.

Migration Alert: East Zone Louisiana Hunters Need Weather Change

After only a five-day rest, Louisiana's East Zone hunters kicked off the second split of the season last weekend. Facing unseasonably warm weather, many hunters found decent shooting, but a cold front would be a welcome sight. Fortunately, the long-term forecast north of Louisiana may help.

Migration Alert: Arkansas Hunting Slumps Due to Weather, Habitat

"Not very good," writes Keith Stephens regarding habitat conditions and hunter success this week in Arkansas. Stephens is a spokesman for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC). According to his latest Weekly Waterfowl Report, issued on December 10, hunting has been "spotty" in the second segment of Arkansas's duck season, which started Dec. 4 and runs through Dec. 23.

Migration Alert: South Carolina Hunters Enjoy January-Like Duck Numbers

In an average season, the greatest concentrations of wintering ducks don't arrive in South Carolina until January. However, a perfectly timed cold front is fueling one of the duckiest Decembers in memory in the Palmetto State.

Migration Alert: Duck-Rich Texas Coast and Prairie Prepares for Second Split

Driving across the landscape of Texas's coastal prairies and marshes reveals exactly what most hunters are reporting—lots of ducks. An early cold front dipped deep into the Lone Star State, causing temperatures to drop and bringing astounding numbers of ducks and geese.

Migration Alert: Kansas' Strong Mallard Numbers Dictated by Water Conditions

Kansas hunters can typically set their watches by a calendar migration of ducks and geese into the state near Halloween and Thanksgiving, and this year's first push of birds did arrive toward the end of October. But a cold front in early November sparked a migration well ahead of schedule – birds that are still providing quality opportunities for hunters.

DU TV Migration Report - Arkansas

The DU TV crew hunted in Arkansas last weekend for next year's show. Field Hudnall explains that they enjoyed excellent hunts, but the ducks were beginning to move out of their area by the end of the weekend.

Black Cloud® FS Steel® High Velocity

As a natural extension of the popular Black Cloud® waterfowl line, Black Cloud High Velocity pumps up the speed and lethal performance for hunters everywhere.

Migration Alert: Rain Improves California Habitat Conditions, Numbers Increasing

California waterfowl hunters have cause for optimism as rainfall, some of it heavy, is sweeping into the state from the coast, easing some of the state's drought-stricken waterfowl habitats. Ducks and geese are spreading out with the rain and new birds continue to arrive from the north.

Remington Model 887™ Shotgun Recall

Products: Remington is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 887™ shotguns manufactured from December 1, 2013 to November 24, 2014.

Migration Alert: Ducks and Geese Descend on Nebraska

A series of cold-weather systems has pushed both ducks and geese out of northern breeding grounds this fall, creating tremendous early-season opportunities for hunters in southern states. The good news is that with a little more help from Mother Nature there are more birds yet to come.

Migration Alert: North Carolina Awaits Major Arrivals

North Carolina waterfowlers benefit from the state's geographic location as they receive ducks from the Prairie Pothole Region as well as from eastern Canada and Atlantic Flyway states. This season, North Carolina duck hunters are enjoying the early season flights, but expectations are mounting for the next big migration.

Migration Alert: Mississippi Waterfowl Numbers above Average

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) waterfowl program biologists flew the first aerial survey of the Delta on Nov. 17–20, and the results are encouraging for duck hunters who will kick off the state's 2014-2015 waterfowl season on Thanksgiving.

Migration Alert: Cold Front Pushes Canada Geese into Colorado

The same weather system that spurred the migration of waterfowl across the Dakotas also triggered the movement of large numbers of Canada geese into Colorado, and waterfowlers are reporting tremendous hunting success thanks to the arrival of fresh flights.

Migration Alert: Arkansas November Waterfowl Survey Reveals 550,000 Mallards

A series of powerful cold fronts over the past few weeks have brought cold temperatures and significant waterfowl numbers into Arkansas. Aerial surveys performed earlier this week by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) tallied 550,000 mallards throughout the state's Delta region, raising expectations for Saturday's opener.

Migration Alert: Snow, Cold Spurs Mallard Migration in Pennsylvania

If you're a Pennsylvania waterfowler, now is a good time to cash in those vacation days. Large numbers of birds are on the move throughout the region, including mallards, black ducks, and many diving duck species.

Migration Alert: Utah Waterfowling Heats Up

As frigid weather settles across Canada and the northern United States, the current Arctic blast is pushing ducks and swans by the thousands into the Great Salt Lake Basin. Utah waterfowl hunters fortunate enough to get out and hunt are taking full advantage of the migration.

Migration Alert: Numbers Up, Louisiana Waterfowlers Optimistic

With bitter cold weather up north and reports of good early waterfowl numbers in the state, duck hunters across Louisiana are looking forward to opening day. The regular duck season opens this weekend in the coastal and west zones and a youth hunt will be held in the east zone.

Migration Alert: Geese Increasing Steadily on Maryland's Eastern Shore

Even in an average year, Maryland's Eastern Shore offers some of the nation's best goose hunting. However, timely arrivals of Canada geese indicate this season could be exceptional.

Migration Alert: Optimism in the Forecast for Pacific Flyway Waterfowlers

Pacific Flyway waterfowlers have been impatiently waiting for weather to push ducks out of Prairie Canada and British Columbia. With extended weather forecasts calling for a hard freeze north of the border early next week, Idaho duck hunters may need to rethink their plans.

November 2014 Gear Guide: Game Changers

There is great waterfowling gear, and then there's gear that changes the way you spend your time in the field. The Newsletter editorial team has selected 10 items which were featured in 2014—DU magazine or DU Newsletter that may change the way a hunter approaches the field. The November Gear Guide is a compilation of these fantastic new products.

Migration Alert: Texas Waterfowlers Find Early Arrivals Abundant

The first major winter weather system of the year is sweeping across the northern Central Flyway, bringing high hopes that the main waterfowl migration is on its way. Early migrants, such as teal, pintails,and gadwall, are abundant throughout much of central and southern Texas, and these species will likely provide most of the action as the 2014-2015 waterfowl season opens this weekend.

Migration Alert: Michigan Hunting Slow; Cold Front Offers Hope

A strong cold front is expected to blow across Michigan late this week with brisk northwesterly winds and temperatures dropping into the 20s.

Why You Should Go Bottoms Up

Today's decoy manufacturers have taken realism to the extreme. Here are some useful tips from three veteran waterfowlers on how to use these decoys to bag more birds.

Q&A with Tiffany Lakosky

Tiffany Lakosky is an avid duck hunter. Following are 7 questions and answers from the popular co-host of The Crush TV show.

Migration Alert: Early Migration Fuels Strong Start in North Dakota

Timely spring and summer rains throughout North Dakota's Prairie Pothole Region aided breeding efforts for mallards, northern pintails, blue-winged teal, and other ducks. Since then, cool temperatures have sent some of those local birds packing for warmer climes, but new birds from the north have helped keep the action hot for hunters during the first weeks of the season.

Field Notes: Concealment

DU TV Host Zach Pederson gives tips for staying hidden. Visit ducks.org/DUTV for other DU TV Better Waterfowling Tips and more.

Field Notes: Scouting

DU TV Host Zach Pederson gives tips for effective scouting. Visit ducks.org/DUTV for other DU TV Better Waterfowling Tips and more.

Field Notes: Long Line Decoys

Captain Bob Wetherald of Maryland's Mid-River Guide Service shows us how he rigs long line decoy spreads. Visit ducks.org/DUTV for other DU TV Better Waterfowling Tips and more.

Field Notes: DIY Marsh Seat

DU TV Host Wade Bourne shows how to make an inexpensive marsh seat. Visit ducks.org/DUTV for other DU TV Better Waterfowling Tips and more.

Field Notes: Boat Blinds

Captain Bob Wetherald of Maryland's Mid-River Guide Service explains how he builds boat blinds. Visit ducks.org/DUTV for other DU TV Better Waterfowling Tips and more.

DU TV Migration Report: Ontario Weather May Benefit Waterfowlers

Field Hudnall, host of DU TV, details a significant weather system that may play a role in increased migration activity throughout the Great Lakes region.

Migration Alert: Wet Spring Bodes Well for Atlantic Flyway Hunters

A wet spring and early cold fronts may have set the stage for a strong start to waterfowl seasons in the Atlantic Flyway.

Migration Alert: State-by-State Pacific Flyway Hunting and Habitat Preview

Pacific Flyway waterfowl hunters, much like those across the entire continent, should expect another large fall flight of ducks and geese this year. With good to excellent conditions for waterfowl production across Prairie Canada and another bumper crop of geese headed south from Alaska and northern Canada, expectations are soaring.

DU TV Migration Report: Good Opening Weekend for Louisiana Teal

DU TV crew opens the season successfully at Honey Brake Lodge in Louisiana.

Field Notes: Wrapping Decoys

Captain Bob Wetherald of Maryland's Mid-River Guide Service explains two techniques for wrapping line around your decoys. Visit ducks.org/DUTV for other DU TV Better Waterfowling Tips and more.

Field Notes: Teal Gear

DU TV host Zach Pederson and Jared Mophett of Honey Brake Lodge talk about the gear you need for early-season teal hunting. Visit ducks.org/DUTV for other DU TV Better Waterfowling Tips and more.

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.

Field Notes: Using Shadows

DU TV host Field Hudnall explains how to use shadows for concealment when hunting waterfowl. Visit ducks.org/DUTV for other DU TV Better Waterfowling Tips and more.

Migration Alert: Texas Waterfowlers Looking to Finish Strong

Texas coastal ponds, prairies and marshes rested for 14 days and an Arctic front pushed ducks in from the north. Unfortunately, the second split opener of the 2013-214 season coincided with a full moon, leaving hunters to watch empty skies as sat idle.

Migration Alert: South Carolina Hunters Off to Strong Start

Last weekend, waterfowlers along the South Carolina coast put up numbers that would be impressive anywhere in the country. Hunter-success rates approached a limit of ducks per person at two wildlife management areas.

Waterfowler's Gear: Guide Series - Ducks Unlimited - Waders

Waterfowl hunting means facing tough weather and staying out in the elements all day. The Guide Series Ducks Unlimited Boot-foot Chest Waders provide warmth and comfort no matter the weather conditions.

Migration Alert: The Stage is Set for North Dakota's Duck Season

For much of the past three weeks, Joe Fladeland has been bumping around North Dakota's back-roads chasing early season Canada geese, but the number of ducks gathered on the state's prairie potholes has the Avery pro-staffer excited about the opening of the general waterfowl season later this month.

Waterfowl 360: The Ultimate Waterfowl Hunting Resource

Waterfowl360.com is the ultimate waterfowling resource. WF360 includes articles, videos, DU Migration Map, Waterfowl ID and much more.

Waterfowl 360: Your Season Begins Here

Waterfowl360.com is the ultimate waterfowling resource. WF360 includes articles, videos, DU Migration Map, Waterfowl ID and much more.

2013 Waterfowl Calls Guide

Waterfowl calls are specific to every species, hunter, and region. This makes finding the perfect duck or goose call a difficult task. The DU Newsletter makes it easier to start your search. Begin with the newest additions to the market – new waterfowl calls for 2013.

Waterfowl Recipe: Duck Breast Sandwich

This easy-to-follow video provides every step to make this delicious duck sandwich.

NSSF Shooting Tips: Dove Hunting

These tips from NSSF's Doug Painter will help you bag more birds and improve your shooting, which may carry over into waterfowl season.

Simple System for Calling Canada Geese

Canada geese have an intricate system of vocal communications. "Honkers" make a variety of different calls – long range hail calls, clucks, feeding calls, comeback calls, whines, moans, etc. Each of these calls conveys a different message. Expert callers mimic all these calls and mix them appropriately to entice passing geese to join their decoys.

Shining the Spotlight on Specks

With a pair of refuge areas near his home in central Kansas, waterfowl guide and hunter Zach Simon has the opportunity to watch migrating speckle-bellied geese stage by the hundreds of thousands as they wing their way from the arctic to wintering areas in Texas and Louisiana.

DU-TV Better Waterfowling Tip: Preparing for a Hunting Trip

Wade Bourne offers some tips for preparing for a hutning trip. There's a long list of must-have items for any hunting trip, and Bourne explains the reasons why you will need maps, GPS, regulatiosn books, and much more.

Give Your Duck Blind a Mid-Season "Makeover"

Sometimes duck blinds get a worn down look, and they need a "makeover."

Five tips for staying concealed

Waterfowl's keen vision can make life tough for hunters. After years spent studying the habits of American black ducks for Ducks Unlimited, biologist John Coluccy knows a thing or two about wary waterfowl. In this month's feature story, Coluccy shares his tips for staying hidden from these sharp eyes in the skies.

Combo Hunts

One morning in late September, my high school buddy and I found ourselves standing thigh-deep in a beaver pond. We'd been scouting wood ducks at the pond for a week, and that morning we finally got to trade our binoculars for shotguns. We each knocked down our two-bird limit shortly after daylight and were back at the house before my folks even woke up.

DU-TV Tip: 3 Ways to Call Blue-Winged Teal

Wade Bourne provides three different tactics for call blue-winged teal using a teal call, mallard call, and laughing them into the decoys.

DU-TV Tip: Preparing for a Hunting Trip

Wade Bourne offers some tips for preparing for a hutning trip. There's a long list of must-have items for any hunting trip, and Bourne explains the reasons why you will need maps, GPS, regulatiosn books, and much more.

Give Your Duck Blind a Mid-Season "Makeover"

This usually occurs after the season has been in for a few weeks. Blinds that were thoroughly covered on opening day begin to look tattered as the season wears on.

Retriever Training: The Block

We have all been caught by surprise when our hunting dog has an apparent mental block and hits a wall in training or on a hunt.

WF360 Retriever Photo Contest

AJ Layton's photo received the most votes in this year's WF360/Winchester Ammunition Retriever Photo Contest and will receive a prize package worth $1,000 from Winchester.

Tips for staying concealed

With their highly developed sense of vision, waterfowl can make life tough for those hunters trying to keep out of sight. In the following article, Ducks Unlimited's John Coluccy explains how ducks and geese spot danger and provides five tips on how to stay hidden and put more birds in your decoys.

Duck Calling Tip with Will Primos

Watch as Will Primos of Primos Hunting Calls shows how to preform the basics of calling wood ducks.

Retriever Training: Protect your dog's joints

Mike Stewart, Wildrose Kennels, explains a few ways to protect your retriever's joints. Putting too much stress on a young dog's joints will cause problems later in life.

What's on the Web: November/December

What' on the Web from November/December DU Magazine.

A Freelancer's Guide to the PPR

With its mix of grasslands and wetlands, the Prairie Pothole Region of the Dakotas, Minnesota, Montana and Canada is the destination for millions of nesting waterfowl each spring.

Sleeping In

Think you need to be in the blind early to limit out? Think again.

GORE-TEX® Products

Our best experiences and our best days are defined by our performance and whether we are able to perform to the best of our abilities. GORE-TEX® products are designed and developed to be solutions that empower your best performance.

Waterfowl 360: Ultimate Waterfowling

If you're looking for the ultimate resource for waterfowl hunters, look no further. Featuring hunting tips, waterfowl migration updates, gear and everything in between, Waterfowl 360 has you covered for the 2012-2013 hunting season!

Going Public

Many of the author's favorite waterfowling memories were made on public lands, open to one and all.

Waterfowling Accessories

Waterfowlers are gear junkies. Many times it can be the small gear items that make or break a good day afield. Enjoy this collection of items that may change the outcome of your next hunt.

Easy Come, Easy Go

Waterfowl hunters encounter a variety of shots that qualify as either "incomers" or "outgoers."

Lightweight Zipper Waders are the Real Deal

"Zipper waders? I'd be afraid they'd leak."

RNT Tips: Fast Feed Call

Butch Richenback, founder of RNT Calls, teaches how to speed up your feeding call. Learn the basic feed call, all the way to a more advanced feeding chuckle.

Tips to Break Bad Shooting Habits

Aaron Fraser Pass shares advice to break out of bad habits that affect many waterfowlers.

Creative Tactics for Suburban Birds

Drive through a city near a major waterfowl flyway and odds are you'll see hundreds of ducks and geese loafing on a shopping mall pond or grubbing away on green grass in a park or on a football field—safely out of reach of waterfowl hunters. At least they think they're safe!

Retriever Training: Far-Bank Retrieves

A serious challenge for many dogs is what's known as a far-bank retrieve, where the dog has to cross an expanse of water and then hunt on land for a bird that has crawled into vegetation on the opposite shore. This may not seem difficult, but it can be a confusing situation for a retriever.

Blue-winged teal tactics

Mike Checkett, Ducks Unlimited Communications Specialist, demonstrates how to mimic the sound of a bluewing teal using both a bluewing teal call and a mallard hen call.

DU-TV Tip: Shoot Decoying Birds

DU-TV's Wade Bourne identifies the best tactics for shooting decoying ducks from several angles, and how to practice these shots at the range.

DU-TV Tip: Diver Decoy System

DU-TV's Wade Bourne explains the details of a particular diver decoy spread used on the show. Learn how to create an ideal diver decoy spread.

New Waterfowl Ammunition

The importance of shooting well in the blind cannot be stressed enough. Choosing the correct ammunition for you, your situation and your firearm is the first step. Here are a few new ammunition options for the 2012-2013 waterfowl season.

Big Decoy Spread Yields Big Results

So, how many decoys are enough? According to veteran hunter Crispin Powley of Paris, Tennessee, more is always better.

Waterfowling Lingo 101

Like many outdoor sports, waterfowling has plenty of slang words, nicknames, and jargon. Some of these words are related to gear; others describe hunting techniques or the birds themselves. All of these terms make a waterfowler's vocabulary as colorful as a wood duck. Here's a beginner's guide to the language of waterfowling.

Short-reed Calling Tips

There are few sounds that get a waterfowl hunter's heart racing like those of a Canada goose. A single, distant honk is often all it takes to send hunters racing to close blind doors and scrambling to bring a lanyard full of calls to the ready.

Make Sure Your Shotgun Fits

"Shotgun fit" is a term of vague familiarity to most duck hunters. They've heard it, but they've never really understood what a proper shotgun fit entails and how it can affect their shooting ability.

New Waterfowl Guns for 2012

Waterfowling firearms are constantly being modifed to improve performance under extreme conditions. Check out these new firearms for 2012-2013 waterfowl season.

Adjust Your Calling to Suit Mood of the Ducks

Sometimes ducks want a lot of calling; sometimes they want a little. It's up to a caller to determine which the birds prefer on the day he's in the blind, then to offer them just the right amount of calling to coax them in.

Bring Old Decoys Back to Life

Worn-out decoys can ruin an otherwise good waterfowl hunt. After all, when ducks and geese lock up and drop toward your spread, it's because they believe your decoys are the real thing.

10 Essential Items for DIY Waterfowl Hunts

If you are planning a do-it-yourself waterfowl hunting trip this fall, packing the right gear can make the difference between a successful adventure and a dismal failure. Here are 10 often-overlooked items that you shouldn't leave home without.

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.

Bluewing Bonanza

Blue-winged teal are truly the "early birds" of the fall waterfowl migration.

Migration Alert: Colder weather improves Texas waterfowling

Texas waterfowlers have had steady success throughout the state and cold weather should continue to improve numbers.

Migration Alert: Kentucky forecast could bring birds in for the new year

A forecast of frigid temperatures in the upper Mississippi flyway has raised expectations of a push of new birds and better shooting going into the new year.

Migration Alert: Tennessee hunting success sporadic

Dec. 27, 2011: Hunter success in Tennessee has been sporadic. In many areas ducks have been here-today-and-gone-tomorrow.

Where There's Smoke, There's Flavor

If you can grill, you can smoke.

Migration Alert: Hunt Now in Oklahoma

Dec. 13, 2011: Oklahoma's second season opened this past Saturday, bringing with it a level of excitement not seen this year in the area.

Migration Alert: West Tennessee migration improving

Dec. 12, 2011: Hunting on Reelfoot Lake in northwest Tennessee has been slow, but action is picking up today.

Migration Alert: Recent rain and cold have dispersed waterfowl in Missouri

Dec. 7, 2011: An abundance of new water in southern Missouri and ice in the north has shuffled the deck for hunters in this state.

Duck Calling Video: Purchasing a Duck Call

Butch Richenback, RNT Calls founder, provides insights on how he would select a duck call.

Duck Calling Video: Add a Quack into a Feed Call

Butch Richenback, RNT Calls founder, explains how to add a quack into your feed call.

RNT Tips: Timber Hunting Tactics

Jim Ronquest, RNT-V producer describes how he chooses a hole when he is hunting flooding timber.

Waterfowler's Gear: GSI Outdoors - Stainless Coffee Pot

There's nothing better than fresh coffee in the blind on a chilly morning, so impress your duck blind guests with this 12-cup stainless percolator.

Duck Calling Video: Learn Slow

Butch Richenback, RNT Calls founder, takes you step-by-step on learning to call ducks. Learning slow, and piecing individual segments together, will allow you to learn to be a better caller.

Duck Calling Video: Calling with Rhythm

Butch Richenback, RNT Calls founder, describes how to pull your ducks calls into a rhythm.

Create a Mixed-Species Decoy Spread

Learn a Texas guide's approach to decoying several species with one, well-placed decoy spread.

David Boike

DU Migration Field Editor profile for David Boike (Alexandria, Minnesota)

Waterfowler's Gear: Zippo Windproof Lighters

Zippo windproof lighters get ducky look.

Migration Alert: Colorado - Birds arriving on the Front Range

Nov. 15, 2011: Snowstorms along the Northern Front Range has pushed migrating ducks and geese into several new areas throughout Colorado.

Final Approach: Floating Blind Bag - Medium

Looking for a mid-size blind bag to haul your waterfowling essentials? Check out Final Approach's medium blind bag.

Migration Alert - Early counts show Louisiana duck numbers higher than last year

Nov. 11, 2011: The estimated 1.84 million ducks on this survey is 13 percent higher than last November's estimate of 1.62 million.

Fall Snow Geese

The sound of snow geese migrating south is, for some, the quintessential sound of fall, but for many hunters light geese have become a spring-only target. You don't have to wait until March to target snow geese, and the following tips from a pair of snow goose gurus will show you how.

Duck Calling Video: Calling at Ducks

Calling at ducks, rather than to ducks

Duck Calling Video: General Duck Calling

Jim Ronquest, RNT-V producer, explains how to piece together a string of calls to create a sequence, or cadence.

A Sandwich to Savor

In different parts of the country, the word barbecue doesn't necessarily mean the same thing.

Migration Alert: N. Indiana seeing migration increase

Nov. 4, 2011: Hunters who can find spots with wood ducks and green-winged teal will continue having the best success for now.

Migration Alert: Minnesota - Above average temperatures expected as migration continues

Nov. 3, 2011: Hunting success has remained slow over the past week.

Larry Nelson

DU Migration Field Editor: Bayfield, Wis.

Waterfowler's Gear: GSI Outdoors - Kitchen 11

GSI Outdoors offers an 11-piece gourmet adventure set that will allow you to bring quality kitchen utensils anywhere this season.

Recipe: Out with the Old, In with the New

With the new waterfowl season fast approaching, it's time to take stock of whatever birds you may still have in the freezer.

Waterfowler's Gear: Final Approach Gunner's HD - Feeding Mallards

Birds can become decoy-shy as the season progresses. Add Final Approach's HD Floating Feeder decoys for realism and maximize your spread's potential.

Waterfowl 360 Hunting Photo Contest

Don't miss DU's hunting photo contest for this season, presented by Winchester Ammunition.

Waterfowl 360 Hunting Photo Contest Official Rules

The official rules for the Ducks Unlimited Waterfowl 360 Hunting Photo Contest.

Waterfowler's Gear: Hawke Frontier Open Hinge Binoculars

Improve your scouting capabilites this season with the Frontier Open Hinge binoculars from Hawke.

Wood Duck Trifecta

If you live virtually anywhere in the Mississippi or Atlantic flyways, chances are there's a place nearby where you can shoot a few wood ducks in the fall. One of the best things about wood duck hunting is that it can be done successfully in a variety of places without much gear.

Waterfowler's Gear: Caldwell G3 Hearing Protection

Protect you hearing all season long with Caldwell's G3 hearing protection. The low-level amplification of low sounds, volume adjustments, provide a high level of hearing protection.

Waterfowler's Gear: RNT Macrohen

Looking for a raspier sound this season? RNT's Macrohen might be the solution. Long distance calling or convince them to commit with the Macrohen.

Mastering the Comeback Duck Call

A flight of ducks shows interest in your decoys, but is still wary. As the birds swing downwind, their body language shows indecision. Some of the ducks seem anxious to decoy. Others want to continue on their way. This is the time for the comeback call.

Migration Alert: Plenty of water and ducks for North Dakota Opener

Sept. 21, 2011: The outlook for North Dakota's duck season is quite good, but extensive scouting will be imperative for success.

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.

Migration Alert: Texas teal hunting depends on water

Sept. 15, 2011: Opening day of teal season on the coast was outstanding if you had access to water.

Retriever Gear: Canine First Aid Kit

A canine first aid kit could be the difference in saving your retriever's life.

Waterfowler's Gear: GHG Full-Body Mallards

Full-body mallard decoys can add realism and motion to any waterfowler's spread.

Migration Alert: Good teal opener expected in Louisiana

Sept. 9, 2011: Expect a good opening teal weekend depending on the area, with all areas seeing more birds in the next few weeks.

Waterfowler's Gear: Sportsman's Camera Bag

Camera equipment needs to be protected from the elements waterfowl hunters face on a regular basis. Avery's Sportsman's Camera Bag can provide that protection.

David Adamson

DU Migration Field Editor profile for David Adamson (Richmond, Virginia)

Ducks Unlimited launches online resource for waterfowlers

Ducks Unlimited has launched waterfowl360.com, a comprehensive web-based resource for waterfowl hunters. This online destination provides hunters with a wealth of information and videos as well as an upgraded migration map featuring a weather component and waterfowl reports from across the country.

Waterfowler's Gear: GHG Ground Force Blind

Looking to take the next step in concealment? GHG Groundforce blinds offer a mobile, low-profile, option for waterfowl hunters searching for that extra edge.

Waterfowler's Gear: Guidelite 600 Waders

Breathable waders are a must-have when hunting warmer climates, or during the early season. Hodgman offers a lightweight, durable solution.

RNT Tips: Stop Calling

Jim Ronquest, RNT-V producer, explains that sometimes it's better to quit calling and reach for a jerk string. Putting the emphasis on movement in the decoys, rather than calling, could separate you from everyone else.

Waterfowl 360 Retriever Photo Contest Official Rules

Presented by Winchester Ammunition. Official Photo Contest Rules.

Waterfowler's Gear: Bushnell Legend Binoculars

For all your scouting needs, check out the new Bushnell Legend Ultra HD compact binoculars.

Waterfowler's Gear: Avery Quick-set boat blind

Avery's Quick-set boat blind provides big-water hunters the opportunity to make their boat vanish under the right conditions.

Waterfowler's Gear: MOmarsh Fatboy

The MOmarsh Fatboy allows waterfowlers to boat into extremely shallow conditions, places where other hunters might not be able to access.

Waterfowler's Gear: Remington Versa Max

The Remington Versa Max brings Remington into the world of new auto-loaders.

Retriever Training: Steadiness

Mike Stewart with Deke, the DU Dog explains an enjoyable way to teach steadiness.

Ultimate Waterfowling

DU's waterfowl360.com is every waterfowler's go-to online resource – a website built by waterfowlers and dedicated to their interests and needs.

Winchester Ammo Blind Side SD

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ATK Federal Black Cloud Ammunition

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Finding the Way

Waterfowl have amazing navigational abilities that guide their migrations

DU Migration Field Editor Program

The Ducks Unlimited Migration Field Editor program was engineered to create a solid foundation of credible migration and hunting reports within the DU waterfowl migration map.

Anthony Smith

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Anthony Smith (Ten Mile, Tennessee)

Shannon Meadors

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Shannon Meadors (Vancouver, Washington)

Billy Gray

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Billy Gray (Natchitoches, Louisiana)

Stephen Gautheir

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Stephen Gautheir (Lafayette, Louisiana)

George Diplock

DU Migration Field Editor profile for George Diplock (Augusta, Maine)

Randy Brown

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Randy Brown (Marion, Illinois)

Kevin Bork

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Kevin Bork (Auburndale, Florida)

David Adamson

DU Migration Field Editor profile for David Adamson (Richmond, Virginia)

Dan Johnson

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Dan Johnson (Lufkin, Texas)

Chris Sechelski

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Chris Sechelski (Houston, Texas)

Jeremy Anfinson

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Jeremy Anfinson (Hutchison, Minnesota)


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Brandon Mendoza

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Brandon Mendoza (Kansas)

Federal Premium Ammunition

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Vic Meyer

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Vic Meyer (Fort Collins, Colorado)

Terry Laymon

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Terry Laymon (Lake St. Clair, Michigan)

Paul Fincher

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Paul Fincher (Guthrie, Oklahoma)

Dr. Michael Crupper

DU Field Migration Editor profile for Dr. Michael Crupper (Portland, Oregon)

Scott Jasion

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Scott Jaison (Fallston, Maryland)

Ron Kee

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Ron Kee

Jason Needham

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Jason Needham

Shawn Schmidt

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Shawn Schmidt (De Pere, Wisconsin)

Patrick Patterson

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Patrick Patterson (So. Minnesota)

Kevin Uetz

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Kevin Uetz (Ventura, Iowa)

Jason Christiansen

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Jason Christiansen (Omaha, Nebraska)

Dave Riley

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Dave Riley (Burlington, Iowa)

Creighton Kaiser

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Creighton Kaiser (Syracuse, Indiana)

Chris Phillips

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Chris Phillips (Cambridge, Iowa)

Aaron Vogler

DU Migration Field Editor profile for Aaron Vogler (Haubstadt, Indiana)

10 Great Cities for Waterfowlers

Some of the country's greatest waterfowling opportunities are closer than you might think.

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.

Diversify your calling strategies: Wigeon

When most hunters think of duck calls, they think of mallard calls—and for good reason. Mallards are the most common and most vocal of North America’s ducks, and hunters who can accurately reproduce the raspy quacks of a mallard hen can lure just about any species of dabbling duck into their decoys.

Fetching Divers on Big Water

Diving ducks are incredibly tough birds. This is when a retriever is an invaluable asset.

Decoy Strategies for Geese

Tyson Keller, one of the nation's top goose hunters, offers tips to capitalize on proven bird habits and put more geese in the decoys this season.

Air Travel With Your Retriever

For any hunter traveling to hunt this season, it's important to be prepared for airline travel with waterfowl dogs. Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels shares essentials tips for making sure you and your dog make it to your favorite hunting destination this season.

Super-Natural Spreads

Create an ultra-realistic decoy spread that imitates the behavior and body language of live waterfowl

Decoying Ducks in Arkansas Timber

Decoying ducks in the Arkansas timber sometimes requires a soft touch.

Why We Miss

Learn more about the reasons why many shooters tend to miss, even the easy shots.

In Praise of the Pump

The pump is not only one of history's most legendary fowling pieces but also one of the most reliable and cherished gun designs of all time

When Silence is Golden

In some situations, the silent treatment will help you decoy more ducks.

Photography: Foul Weather Concerns

By far, the biggest concern for a waterfowl hunter with a camera in the blind is the weather and the surrounding elements.

Make Every Shot Count

Getting into the shooting groove this summer means fewer missed shots in the fall. Get some tips on improving your shot in the preseason months.

Garlicky Duck Skewers

Fire up the grill and impress your guests with this flavorful appetizer.

Picture-Perfect Stuffed Goose

Cooking a wild goose can be a difficult task for many outdoor enthusiasts. This easy-to-prepare recipe offers a new twist on a traditional favorite.

20 Tips For Better Waterfowling

These helpful hints from some of today's most innovative duck and goose hunters might pay off big this season

Simple and Dependable Decoy Rigs

Dependability and simplicity are key considerations when rigging decoys.

4 Steps to a Simple, Temporary Duck Blind

Duck blinds run the gamut of sizes, designs and features, based on the whims and resources of their owners. Some are very basic, while others are elaborate.

Road Trip - Moblie Duck Camp

The concept of a mobile duck camp may seem offbeat to some wildfowlers, but this can be a fun and economical way to get to where the birds are.

Modern Day Duck Boats

Whether you buy the complete package off the showroom floor or build it yourself one piece at a time, your duck boat can be something truly special

Back to School for Duck Hunters

Gil and Vicki Ash of OSP Shooting School provide some advice for hunters to get back to basics and improve their shot.

Freshwater Marsh Decoy Spread

Tips to create an effective spread on a freshwater marsh

5 Key Points for Training Your Retriever

The most common deficiency in the average hunter's gundog training program is a lack of emphasis on obedience and steadiness.

Keep Your Call Warm and Dry

Calling champions and professionals offer advice on keeping your calls in top condition to increase their lifespan and give you the best possible performance every season.

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