Waterfowl Hunting Articles

The Places We Hunt Together

Reflections on duck hunting from along the willow bank The truck’s headlights desperately tried to pierce through the thick gray haze of the October morning. Driving through the...

Ethics and Respect in Duck Hunting

The responsibilities of duck hunting extend beyond the pull of the trigger It was a cold, blustery day on the tide flats – perfect for duck hunting, but terrible for staying...

Duck Hunting on Public Land – New Beginnings

Learning from Failure and Overcoming Obstacles on Public Land in Kansas It was an unusual start to what would prove to be a hunting trip full of firsts. On my way across Kansas...

The History of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

A look into the unusual history of duck tolling and the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. As far as the eye could reach, the middle of the stream and the broad water of the...

The Reasons to Consider Hunting with a Waterfowl Outfitter

Hunting with a waterfowl outfitter can be more than just a pay to play hunt it is an accelerated lesson in waterfowl hunting. It may be early fall, but already a migration of a...

Other Waterfowl Gear – Don’t Pack Away the Camp Just Yet

Exploring the camp gear needed for the duck hunting season. To every season we turn over our tools and gear. The hose is replaced by the rake, the rake by the shovel, the shovel...

Beginner’s Guide: The Most Important Tool

If you’re new to duck hunting, it’s difficult to know exactly what you need, what you don’t, and to fight that feeling that you’re one piece of gear away from...

Teal Hunting 101

The bottom line: early teal season gets us back in the game. I can remember my first teal opener like it was yesterday. It was 15 years ago (almost to the month) and I was so...

Why I Love Diver Ducks

Falling in love with the Mavericks of the sky. There comes a time in most boys’ lives where they want to be just like their father. I can’t recall the thousands of times this...

The Unspoken Etiquette of Duck Hunting

Part of being a Public Lands Hunter is Sharing the Resource Properly There’s a plague in the world of waterfowling. What was once regarded as the longstanding unspoken rules of...