RyanLisson Author

Ryan Lisson is a biologist and regular content contributor to several outdoor manufacturers, hunting shows, publications, and blogs. He is an avid small game, turkey, and whitetail hunter from northern Minnesota and loves managing habitat almost as much as hunting. Ryan is also passionate about helping other adults experience the outdoors for their first time, which spurred him to launch Zero to Hunt, a website devoted to mentoring new hunters.

American Wigeon – A Waterfowl Species Profile

Waterfowl Species Profiles

Taking Aim at the Aggressive American Wigeon The American wigeon (Mareca Americana/Anas americana) is a subtly beautiful member of the dabbling duck family. It is equally at home...

Northern Pintail – A Waterfowl Species Profile

Waterfowl Species Profiles

The Graceful Greyhound of the Sky The Northern pintail (Anas acuta) is a duck species that truly looks more like a painting than a real animal. Like the beautiful wood duck, drake...

Canada Goose – A Waterfowl Species Profile

Breaking Down the Stigma Behind the Canada Goose The Canada goose (Branta canadensis) is just one of those birds you hate to love or love to hate. They’re often seen as an...

Wood Duck – A Waterfowl Species Profile

The Striking and Beautiful Duck of the Forest Although drake ducks are often more decorated than hens, the wood duck (Aix sponsa) drake puts the rest to shame. And honestly, the...