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Return of the King: Canvasback Population Rebounding

by Brad Fitzpatrick 4

As dawn broke gray and cold over the Wye River East in Maryland, Jayson Wilt and his 11-year-old son, Dylan, sat in… more »

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Skunk Wranglers: Delta Trappers Target Skunks Eating Duck Eggs

by David Hart 1

Every job has its drawbacks, but as a contract trapper for Delta Waterfowl, Brian Poncelet often deals with something few… more »

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Why Geese Make the Best Duck Decoys

by Kyle Wintersteen 3

There is a magic about duck hunting in that we enjoy it as much now as when we were young… more »

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‘Dead Hens Don’t Lay Eggs’: Should Hunters Shoot Female Ducks?

by David Hart 5

In 1989, Delta Waterfowl adopted a program that encouraged hunters to shoot fewer hens, called “Voluntary Restraint.” It came on… more »

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Habitat Decline Spurs Waterfowl Protection Programs

by David Hart 1

Last season may have been one to remember, not only because a record number of ducks flew south, but because… more »

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Mass Flocking in Saskatchewan Creates Wetlands Wonderland

by Brad Fenson 0

A huge flight of fattened mallards headed towards our small spot of wetland on their way back from one of… more »

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Precious Metals: Wildfowl’s Banded Birds Gallery

by Gary Kramer 0

They hypnotize us, mesmerize us, enchant, haunt and beguile  us. But most of all, the bands that glimmer from the… more »

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Decoying Backwaters: Small Set-Ups with Big Payoffs

by Kyle Wintersteen 3

Sunrise revealed the most pathetic spread I’d ever been a part of. More of our bluebill decoys were touching than not,… more »

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British Braggin’ Rights: The Advantages of British Retriever Trials

by James B. Spencer 2

Many retrieverites assume the blind retrieve has always been with us, as if Eve taught Adam to fetch apples, so… more »

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Easier Close-Range Gunning with Federal Loads

by L.P. Brezny 0

Sunrise over a western South Dakota stock dam can be a gamble for shooting puddle ducks. It’s tough working birds… more »

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