Waterfowl Hunting Articles

How to Make Custom Texas Rig Decoy Anchors

Do-it-yourself instructions for making these convenient decoy anchor setups The older I get, the more often I can be heard preaching at my hunting pals to “work smarter not...

Waterfowl Hunting from a Kayak

Take advantage of the versatility and accessibility that a small boat offers to duck hunters It was my very first opening day. The alarm had gone off at an unreasonable hour and...

The Magic of Small Decoy Spreads

Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to duck decoy spreads Decoys and decoy spreads can be a touchy subject with waterfowl hunters, given the wide range of advice and...

Gear Review: Dakota Decoy X-Treme Packable Decoys

Choosing the right duck decoys for your spread this season can be confusing. With so many options available, what’s the right choice? There are many fantastic duck decoy options...

A First Encounter with Shovelers

Introducing a friend to a new area resulted in a couple of firsts for these duck hunters Waterfowl hunting is a lot like Christmas morning. . . or perhaps a birthday, because...

Duck Hunting Washington’s Columbia River

The mighty Columbia River provides transportation, irrigation, electricity, and excellent waterfowl hunting opportunities to those willing to learn her secrets. For an instant, I...

Gear Review: Beretta A400 Xplor Action Shotgun

Reviewing the versatile semiautomatic shotgun offering from Beretta I am not sure exactly when it happened but it’s possible that I’m getting older. My first clue arrived...

The Case Against Fair Weather Waterfowl Hunting

Foul-weather hunting can bring the best opportunities when other hunters are staying home There are many obligations in my life that distract me more than I’d like from hunting...

The “Celery Duck” – An Ancient History of Good Eating

For two thousand years, the canvasback has been sought after for its tasty, flavorful meat The canvasback duck has a longtime association of being referred to as the King of...

Common Goldeneye – In Pursuit of the Whistler

Discover the beautiful duck with whistling wings The common goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) is a medium-sized duck that is true to its name as well as its nickname. The drake’s...