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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 »


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 »


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 »

Best Mallard Hunting Spots

7 Must-Hunt Mallard Meccas

by Brad Fenson

The cool thing about mallards is they can be found and hunt them in just about every state in the… more »

Fitting Your Shotgun Stock Correctly

Shoot Where You Look: Shotgun Stock Placement

by John Taylor

Shotguns have no sights. They shoot where we look. Our eyes are the sights, but because of tradition, it is… more »

Best tips for duck hunting small water

7 Top Reasons to Duck Hunt Small Waters

by Tony Peterson

I call Minnesota home, which means aside from my jaunts into a few nearby states, the bulk of my waterfowl… more »

Best Goose Calling Tips

Skills that Kill: 5 Secrets to Mastering the Goose Call

by Mark Romanack

It never hurts to be a whiz kid on the ole duck or goose call, but the ability to make… more »

How to build a cheap layout blind

Cheap & Easy DIY Layout Blind Build

by Mike Marsh

Joe Muzynoski of Weston, Wis., always loved hunting geese, but he didn’t see many near home. That changed during the… more »

Best foods for labrador's

America’s Duck Dog: The Labrador Retriever

by James B. Spencer

The Labrador retriever is the most well-known of all the sporting group breeds, so much so that it is commonly… more »

BB&T Duck Blind Build

Duck Blind Dedicated to Drowned Hunter

by Mike Marsh

The BB&T blind is named for the team of hunters who designed it — Brock, Berry and Tatem. The unique… more »

Preventing Gunshyness in Dogs

Properly Preventing Gunshyness in Dogs

by James B. Spencer

When it comes to gun-proofing, retrieverites have it easier than pointing breed and spaniel owners. Why? First, the nature of… more »

Using V-boards for Duck Hunting

Pro Tips For Using V-Board Decoys

by John Taylor

V-boards save space and trim decoy deployment time.

Tips to Remember When Calling Ducks

Calling Ducks: Tips to Remember While in the Blind

by John Taylor

When I began trying to call ducks as a boy in the 1950s, about everyone who owned a duck call… more »

Ways to Improve Your Shooting Skills

7 Ways for Improving Your Shooting Skills

by Mark Romanack

In the glory days of waterfowling, sportsmen developed shooting skills in the field by firing at wild birds. These days,… more »

Building Your Own Roll-Out Duck Blind

State Regs Force Hunter to Build Creative Duck Blind

by Mike Marsh

Phillip Merkel of Berrien Springs, Michigan, has been hunting with brother-in-law Richard Genung for the better part of four decades…. more »

Must-Know Tips When You Travel to Canada

4 Tips to Remember When You Travel to Canada

by Brad Fenson

I spent several days spotting for ducks and geese, with the hopes of having a couple fields tied up for… more »

USFWS Sheds Light on Waterfowl Seasons

USFWS Sets Waterfowling Limits Before the Hatch

by P.J. Reilly

This past Spring, North America’s waterfowl did the same thing they’ve done for centuries: breeding, hatching and getting ready for the… more »


Bad Advice: The Worst Waterfowling Tips

by Will Brantley

Some of my most valuable duck-hunting lessons have come from experienced hunters who took the time to share their knowledge. Maybe… more »

Dog Training with Decoys

Take More Breaks During Off-Season Dog Training

by Tom Dokken

Most of the dogs I’ve hunted alongside have always had a good attitude in the blind. But that’s not always… more »