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  • 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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Sorghum- and Soy-Smoked Mallard

One of our favorite ways to cook mallards is to smoke them whole. This recipe borrows a few flavors from the traditional Chinese roasted duck, but gives them a Kentucky spin. The blend of Uncle Josh’s Kentucky Sorghum with soy sauce, butter and diced rosemary give the skin a sweet...


SHOT Show Video: New Browning Clothing

Camouflage is what keeps us hidden from the game we hunt. But it’s companies like Browning who put our innovative patterns to use and create these incredible hunting garments for the public. You’re only as good as your gear. And Browning’s gear is great. Check out their latest in the...


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16 Shotguns from the 2017 SHOT Show

Shotguns are a big part of our hunting heritage. Whether, you’re a turkey fanatic, waterfowl junkie, or deer extraordinaire, these guns are an integral part of our hunting traditions from coast to coast. So check out these 16 shotguns we unearthed at the 2017 SHOT Show and let us know...


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SHOT Show: New Ammo for 2017

Firearms and ammunition make the outdoor world go ‘round. We fire millions of rounds every year, and we all get excited when new ammo options hit the markets. That’s why we walked the aisles of the 2017 SHOT Show to find some of the latest and greatest in the ammo...


5 Duck Hunters You'll Meet This Off-Season

Until you share a blind or field with someone, you don’t know what kind of waterfowl hunter he or she is. You’ll get some hints here and there, of course. And cell-phone or social-media pictures can provide clues about the type of campaign those folks enjoyed. But until you actually...


Atlantic Flyway Report: Ducks, Geese Arrive in Force

Date: Jan. 19 Location: New York south to the Carolinas and Georgia Weather Trends A severe cold front in mid-December brought gobs of ducks and geese into the mid-Atlantic, where hunters loaded up on everything from puddle ducks and divers to Canada geese . The cold didn’t stay, though. As...


Duck and Goose Call Clinic: What's On Your Lanyard?

I own way too many duck and goose calls. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, but only a few of those qualify as indispensable tools on my lanyards for various waterfowling situations. That got me thinking. My favorite combinations were forged through personal experience, but I wondered what the...


Mississippi Flyway Report: Birds Abundant, Success Mixed

Date: Jan. 19 Location: southern portions of the flyway Major Weather Trends Massive December storms and bone-chilling cold fronts pushed ducks and geese to traditional wintering grounds, but the weather has been mixed in January — cold for a spell but then unseasonably warm again. Not surprisingly, hunting success has...


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2017 SHOT Show: Gun Cases and Slings

Sometimes we have a gun because it’s pretty. Other times, it’s because it’ll serve a purpose in our hunting and shooting endeavors. Regardless of which reason, we still want to protect them and keep our guns operating smoothly. Gun cases and slings go a long way in doing that because...


Duck Decoy Mixer: One Hunter's Method

Most duck hunters have strong opinions on what they consider to be the best decoys. If you’re honest, you might simply choose the blocks you used to shoot your latest limit. But the choices go deeper than that, of course. Modern manufacturers have given us an array of fakes, including...


Video: Frogg Toggs Waders at SHOT Show

Need a new pair of waders? Maybe yours has a hole in 10 different places and is leaking like nobody’s business? Check out this new set from Frogg Toggs. Click here for more waterfowl hunting articles and videos. Follow us on Facebook .


4 Sure-Fire Ways to Finish Duck Season Strong

After the holidays zip past and February nears, we typically arrive at a realization: Another duck season is almost finished. To be fair, many Northern hunters have had their shotguns cleaned and decoys stacked for several weeks. But even die-hard Southern waterfowlers can see the end, and with only a...


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