Waterfowl

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Memphis, Tenn. – August 10, 2016 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) today released its report on 2016 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations, based on surveys conducted in May and early June by FWS and the Canadian Wildlife Service. Overall duck numbers in the survey area are statistically similar to last year and…

February is typically one of the best months for snow storms and one of the worst for outdoor fun. Hunting season is over, great fishing weather is still a few months away, and it’s just too cold to have any real fun outside, right? Wrong. 4. Fish on Power Plant Lakes Unless you’re one of those intrepid ice fishers of…

Usually February signals the end of a short season for waterfowlers; a time to pack up the gear and lock up the guns for another long dry spell of warm days and quiet skies. Not so fast. In the late 1990s, a new season was created for waterfowlers designed to control an overabundance of mid-continent snow geese causing…

Some of the largest members of the duck family (Anatidae), geese are closely related to ducks but spend much more time on land where they graze on grasses. Geese mate for life, each parent cares for the young, and both sexes have similar plumage. Found mainly in the northern hemisphere, more common geese include Canadi…

Part of the diverse and very large Anatidae family of ducks, divers, commonly called pochards or scaups, are a category of duck which feed by diving beneath the surface of the water. They tend to be denser than dabbling ducks and legs situated further back on their bodies, which helps them dive under water. Found mainl…

This is another bucket list hunt — the reverse snow goose migration. It’s called a tornado when the geese amass at a higher altitude and begin spiraling down into your decoys.  This is as good as it gets in waterfowling.  

Subtitled: What happens when you duck hunt for nine straight days. Duck season in Florida is 60 days long.  Plus nine for early teal.  This means you MUST maximize your time or the season is gone.  This year, I’ve set a personal goal to be on the water 50 of those days.  This means that, for the past nine days of the f…

Our friends over at DryCase make some seriously hardcore waterproof gear, including their Mossy Oak patterned backpack. See for yourself.

Look – I know duck season is upon us.  It’s the most glorious time of the year. And I know most of you reading this are the cream of the crop, the top guns of duck hunting. Your spreads are loaded with ducks even before shoot time.  Your retriever operates on ESP.  You only carry 8 shells in your pocket in case your bu…

The whirr of wings as yet unseen ducks buzz overhead just before shooting light. Setting decoys, and looking back, and thinking “man, this is really a good setup” The dull “clunk” of your shotgun’s action as you load shells in at 6:30 That feeling you get when you tap your call and watch a pod turn and pour straight in…