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  • A Duck Hunter's Descent Into Pochard Madness

    Youth was so simple, at least for duck hunting . In the farm country where I grew up, you might expect to encounter mallards, wood ducks and blue-winged teal. Occasionally, a greenwing or wigeon might sneak in, and if you were lucky, you’d get a crack at a goose once...

  • The X: Snow Goose Hunting

    The spring conservation-order season is in full swing, and the guys at Fowled Reality are on the front lines. Enjoy this full-length snow goose hunting video (and check out that spread). Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .

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Delta Study Details Struggles of Nesting Canvasbacks

If you think you have it rough, try being a nesting hen canvasback in southwestern Manitoba. Research conducted by Delta Waterfowl and reported in an article by our good friend Paul Wait, editor of Delta Waterfowl magazine, has revealed that nesting cans in that region face an array of threats...


The X: Calling Tips for Ducks During Windy Days

All duck hunters enjoy windy days. Ducks typically move well, and shooting can be fast and furious. However, strong winds can make it difficult to call ducks . The folks at Fowled Reality have a sure-fire fix: Get loud, and stay aggressive. And as the clips from this video show,...


5 Tips for a Better Duck Blind Breakfast

Around here, our duck season is hit or miss. Mostly miss. Because of that, our duck hunts are mostly a social affair, a time to hang out with buddies, shoot the breeze, and enjoy a morning afield. A big part of that enjoyment is a good duck-blind breakfast. Yea, we...


Benelli Super Black Eagle III: Made for Waterfowl Hunters

Straight from the 2017 SHOT Show, Justin Martin of Duck Commander gives you the scoop on the Benelli Super Black Eagle III, an improved, more ergonomic version of the classic SBE II. Look for this great new waterfowling shotgun on shelves this fall — in Realtree Max-5, of course. Click...


The X: Duck Hunting in Warm Weather (Still Killing Ducks)

When a big thaw followed a long cold snap, the guys from Fowled Reality took advantage and enjoyed a great hunt in flooded corn. Enjoy the in-your-face mallard decoying action in this video. It's enough to keep you warm during the entire off-season. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting...


Wild Mallard Duck Sausage Cooking with The Fowl Life

Chad Belding, host of The Fowl Life , has some great ideas about making use of your wildfowl bounty from this season. Check out these tasty dishes — including marinated mallard breasts and mallard sausage — and learn to turn your ducks and geese into culinary masterpieces. Click here for...


The X: Late-Season Duck Hunting Tactics

Late-season hunting means ice. However, you can often take steps to increase the amount of open water available to ducks and geese. In this video, the crew from Fowled Reality provides several tips to create a late-season waterfowl paradise. Try these where you hunt, and enjoy the final few days...


Pacific Flyway Report: Rollercoaster Season Continues

Date: Jan. 26 Region: southwestern Washington and south along the flyway Summary Although I hate to sound like a broken record, I’m going to sound like … well, a broken record. The rollercoaster ride continues in southwestern Washington, and from what I understand, up and down the West Coast. Birds...


Central Flyway Report: Birds Abound, Opportunity Remains

Date: Jan. 26 Location: Nebraska south to Texas For serious duck hunters , this is a tough time of year. Duck season is not finished, but it’s never easy in the waning days. Birds have been educated and re-educated up and down the flyway. Wary ducks have never caused a...


Waves and Minutes: A Duck Hunter's Peril

I’ve never been much for east winds. Can’t trust ’em. Sure, an east wind is really just like any other. But a northeasterly breeze on a dull winter day usually heralds snow or sleet that night. A straight easterly blow during spring typically brings a soaking rain and subsequent cold...


Duck Limit Switch: USFWS Advises One Pintail, Two Black Ducks Per Day

When one duck season ends, we look toward the next — and find some surprises. As recently reported by our friends at Delta Waterfowl , the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Adaptive Harvest Management Report for the 2017 season calls for a reduction in the pintail limit in all flyways...


Shoot or Not? Range-Finding Tips for Waterfowl Hunting

You’ll likely repeat the question in your head 1,000 times during your hunting career: Is that bird in range or too far? That’s good, of course. No one likes a skybuster, and everyone hates losing a cripple. Still, you want to take advantage of legitimate opportunities, and it hurts to...


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