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Using V-boards for Duck Hunting

Why V-boards Make More Sense for Waterfowlers

by John Taylor

Want to triple your floating decoy spread with the effort of setting one decoy? Want decoys that take up little room… more »

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Ducks Unlimited: A Duck Man’s Best Friend

by David Hart

As the waterfowl program leader for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, part of Larry Reynold’s job is to… more »

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Wounded Waterfowl Demand a Steady Dog

by Tom Dokken

Most of us think we are dead-eyes with a shotgun, but in waterfowling sometimes we’ll only wing a duck and… more »

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Band Tales: Summer in December

by Bob Humphrey

A late December forecast for highs in the 70s almost coaxed Kenneth Mullins to turn off the alarm clock and… more »

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Holiday Gifts for the Hardcore Waterfowler

by Joe Genzel

Waterfowlers are probably some of the most demanding hunters around, which also makes us some of the hardest to shop… more »

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What to Look for in a Young Retriever

by Bill Gibson

When the day for picking a puppy arrives, I go through four evaluation steps before making my final decision: 1…. more »

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Score Big with Small Spreads

by M.D. Johnson

It felt like yesterday that honker season came to an end in southwest Washington. And here we are again, just… more »

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Duck Hunting in Deadly Waters

by David Hart

At first, Travis Mueller didn’t think much about the wave that washed over the front of the boat. He was… more »

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“Kill that…that…Duck!”

by Brad Fenson

Six mallards swung past the decoys as the sun broke the horizon and two of us put four of them… more »

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Is Your Lab Becoming Less Loyal and More Lonesome?

by Tyler Shoberg

Any reputable dog breeder will tell you: great retrievers come from great genes. That’s why they don’t haphazardly mix dogs… more »

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Time to Kill: 5 Reasons Why You Should Hunt Crows

by Joe Genzel

Todd Gifford isn’t too interested in dove openers. Sept. 1 is the same day his Minnesota crow season begins. A… more »

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What to Do When Your Dog Confronts a Critter

by Tyler Shoberg

I wouldn’t wish explosive canine diarrhea on my worst enemy. Thankfully, this episode was taking place outside. We were heading… more »

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A Remington to Remember

by Jay Gore

Let me tell you about a childhood event that shaped the course of my life. In 1951, I was 10,… more »

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Missing Mallards Mystery

by David Hart

It’s not that the mallards aren’t showing up anymore. Dave Crolick still sees them from his blind on one of… more »

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Simple and Easy DIY Boat Blind

by Mike Marsh

Jim Orth needed a simple blind for hunting Lake St. Clair. A staffing recruiter and outfitter from Michigan, he runs… more »

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Seven Secrets to Hunting Sheetwater

by Nate Corley

The whistle of wings announced their approach: a pair of mallards, black against the overcast sky, banking toward the puddle… more »

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No Boat? Try These Walk-In Hunting Opportunities

by David Hart

The season may be right around the corner, but that duck boat you’ve been dreaming about? It’s going to have… more »

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What to Do if Your Dog Has a Seizure

by Tyler Shoberg

I’ll never forget the 2015 duck opener. After a fruitful morning, my younger dog, Blitz, began whining. I brushed it… more »

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Public Land Isn’t Our Land?

by David Hart

Where he hunts depends on a number of factors, but one thing Land Tawney doesn’t have to worry about is… more »

Best Duck Hunting Tips for Big Rivers

Go-To Strategies for Duck Hunting Big Rivers

by Will Brantley

A good river hunt is the result of a process of scouting, planning and executing the hunt. Each step requires… more »