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Picking the Right Pedigree for Your Gun Dog

by Tom Dokken

We’ve all heard stories about picking a retrieving pup from a farmhouse litter that turned into a world-class hunting dog…. more »


Why Targeting Banded Birds is Bad for Conservation

by David Hart

Killing banded birds isn’t just a bonus for some hunters. Some take band collecting to the extreme, specifically scouting for… more »


The Best Waterfowl Gear for 2014

by Joe Genzel

Whether you’re looking for a new jacket, an ATV or an e-collar, there’s plenty of new gear on the market… more »


How to Select Your Next Retriever

by M.D. Johnson

As a kid, my father and I floated Ohio’s Mahoning River for Christmas mallards and black ducks, scooping up birds… more »


Why You Should Consider An Off-Breed Retriever

by Kyle Wintersteen

Visit any public boat ramp in the Washington, D.C.-area during duck season, and you will find a hodgepodge of characters… more »

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Rio Bismuth Shot Review

by L.P. Brezny

Bismuth shot is an old friend of mine, having worked with the very first batch of pellets invented by John… more »


Ducks on Tap: Building the Ultimate Seat for Your Duck Blind

by Bruce Cochran

Posterior philosopher Diogenes was just looking for an honest man. John Wayne and Jeffery Hunter were searching for Natalie Wood…. more »


Introducing the Winchester SX3 Waterfowl in Realtree Max-5

by Wildfowl Online Staff

Winchester was on hand at the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas for the release of its newest shotgun version,… more »


How the Western Drought is Affecting Waterfowl Habitat Conservation

by David Hart

When the first waves of ducks arrived at Lower Klamath Basin NWR in September, they were met by an unfamiliar… more »


Cold Weather Tips for Your Bird Dog

by Kyle Wintersteen

Recently, I heard a well-known outdoors writer remark, “If it isn’t too cold to hunt, it isn’t too cold for… more »

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How to Prepare Your Bird Dog for the Season

by Tom Dokken

If there is one thing I’ve learned in all my years as a professional dog trainer it’s this: plan for… more »


72 Hours on the X: Hunting Snow Geese in South Dakota

by Alan Liere

Flat on my back, peering straight up through the face netting of a ground blind, thousands of snows and blues… more »

Do-It-Yourself: From Boat to Blind

How to Turn Your Boat into a Duck Blind

by Mike Marsh

Scott Hogland of Dane, Wis., is a relative newcomer to duck hunting, who came up with some innovative ideas for… more »


How To Use Motion With Your Waterfowl Decoys

by P.J. Reilly

For eons, waterfowlers have been looking for a silver bullet. That one trick guaranteed to convince ducks and geese to… more »

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Read & React: Anti-Hunter Shoots at Wisconsin Duck Hunters

by Dylan Polk

We’ve made no bones about our deep-seated loathing for radical animal rights activists in the past—particularly those nuts at PETA… more »


Best Tips for Hunting Canada Geese This Season

by Jerry Thoms

For goose hunters, there is no such thing as a nuisance goose population. That would be characterized instead as wondrous… more »


Read & React: Government Shutdown Forces National Refuges to Close

by Wildfowl Online Staff

Thought the government shutdown wouldn’t hurt your hunting plans? Think again. According to the Idaho State Journal, the U.S. Fish… more »


Best Waterfowl Shotgun Loads for 2013

by Joseph von Benedikt

Last year’s season has long passed, but if your dreams are haunted by freshly-detached feathers drifting in the morning breeze… more »


Best Shotgun Chokes for this Season

by Wildfowl Online Staff

Shotgun chokes have come a long way in the past several years. Modern CNC machining and flight patterning technologies have… more »


Best Waterfowl Gear and Apparel for this Season

by Wildfowl Online Staff

When it comes to waterfowling comfort, these are the best of times. Though our sport is steeped in tradition, it… more »