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Best Tips to Decoy Wood Ducks

by Kyle Wintersteen

The cool, mid-October wind carries a pleasant aroma of decaying leaves across our little beaver dam. Oaks adorned in rich… more »

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Should You Vaccinate Your Retriever Against Lyme?

by Kyle Wintersteen

Lyme disease is a painful affliction warranting preventative measures—that much all veterinarians agree on. Lyme vaccination is another story. Case… more »

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Living on Borrowed Water: Why Duck Production May Eventually Crash

by David Hart

These are the seasons we tell our grandchildren about. Eleven million mallards descended on fields and marshes throughout North America… more »

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WILDFOWL Spotlight: Sure-Shot

by Joe Genzel

When the north wind blows through the Gulf Coast of Texas, James “Cowboy” Fernandez is a happy man — it… more »

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Alien Invasion: Is the Eradication of Certain Non-Native Plants Hurting Duck Populations?

by David Hart

When Jon Hart heads to one of his favorite lakes for a morning hunt, he knows exactly where to toss… more »

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WILDFOWL Recipe: Duck Soup Du Jour

by Jacques Haeringer

Stock Ingredients (Serves 8): 4 duck carcasses with legs or 2 goose carcasses 2 large onions, chopped 2 medium carrots,… more »

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Silhouette Strategies: Why 2-D Decoys Dominate

by P.J. Reilly

Sean Mann is a silhouette guy. And his explanation is simple for sticking with the flat fakes, while the honker-hunting… more »

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Tips for Developing a Postseason Retriever Training Plan

by Tom Dokken

Most duck dogs are never further away from serious training than the day the waterfowl season ends. Hunting from early… more »

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WILDFOWL Spotlight: War Eagle

by David Hart

World War II was over, the economy was booming and fish and game populations were thriving. Bill and Chick Ward,… more »

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Spectra Shot 20-Gauge Load Review

by John Taylor

Over the past several years, I have twice lost a band on a coin toss. Not just a run-of-the-mill band,… more »

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How Compact Action Cameras Are Changing the Way We Look at Hunting

by Skip Knowles

When surfer Nick Woodman grew fed up with the inability of video gear to capture great moments on film in… more »

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Winchester Blind Side High Velocity Review

by John Taylor

In the past 30 years, waterfowler’s guns and ammunition have changed drastically for the better. There’s better barrel boring and… more »

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What’s the Perfect Size for Your Decoy Spread?

by M.D. Johnson

It’s become a common sight come November here in the Midwest. Elsewhere too, I reckon, but I’m most familiar with… more »

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WILDFOWL Spotlight: Hevi-Shot

by Skip Knowles

So you have a great idea for some duck-killing shotshells. How do you hit a home run and start a… more »

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You Talk Too Much: Why Aggressive Calling Isn’t Always the Answer

by P.J. Reilly

Ahhh, there’s nothing like the smell of fresh acrylic in the morning. New honker hunters are showing up in fields… more »

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Remington HyperSonic Review

by John Taylor

Pressure, Payload and velocity. It’s a delicate balancing act Remington has seemingly mastered with 1,700 fps HyperSonic, a super-hot non-toxic… more »

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Green Against Greenheads: The USFWS’s Migratory Bird Management & Renewable Energy

by David Hart

An internal memo sent to employees of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Region 8 office touched off alarms throughout… more »

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Tips for Protecting Your Bird Dog on Cold Water Retrieves

by Tom Dokken

A good friend and I were hunting from shore on the Potholes Reservoir in Washington State. We stared skyward over… more »

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Federal Duck Stamp Fee Set To Increase

by David Hart

After years of stops and starts, waterfowl conservationists are finally getting their wish: The price of a Federal Migratory Bird… more »

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8 Tips for Conquering Public-Land Walk-In Hunts

by Joe Genzel

We humped down the levy, almost a mile, three rookie public-land walk-in hunters. The groups behind us unwillingly (or maybe… more »