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  • How to Improve Your Hunting Land

    After weeks and months of sweat equity, you will eventually begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. After many long hours of cutting brush, burning, tilling food plots, planting fruit trees and fertilizing natural forage, your final product is ready for you to reap the benefits...

  • Duck Dog Training: Avoiding 'Little' Bad Habits

    Duck and goose hunters might seem demanding and particular about our dogs’ discipline and behavior. In fact, some outside observers suggest that we would benefit from a big-picture view. Maybe that’s true at times. However, we have good reason to keep seemingly high standards, and it’s summed up in an...

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4 Great Afternoon Setups for Big-Water Divers

Many duck hunting stories begin with some variation of, “We arose before dawn and … .” Nothing wrong with that. But some folks work first shift or have to drop their children off at day care before hitting the water. What if (gasp) they can’t hunt until afternoon? That can...


Fit and Function: Defining the Ultimate Waterfowl Shotgun

You hear it all the time in blinds, fields or other places hunters gather; folks wondering if XYZ company's latest model is a good duck gun. Well … maybe. Many elements combine to create a waterfowl shotgun that some people consider ideal. Several are common, others based on personal preference...


Keep Those Duck and Goose Calls Sounding Great

Admittedly, I use a fairly common off-season maintenance routine for my duck and goose calls. That is, I hang them in a closet and typically forget about them until summer. Big mistake. Like any piece of waterfowl hunting equipment, calls require some cleaning, tweaking and general maintenance from time to...


Finding Them: Waterfowl and Their Environs

Waterfowl hunting takes many forms — maybe more than any other type of hunting. As a result, the places where we encounter ducks and geese vary widely. I chuckled at that notion this past summer while writing the “ Where to Duck Hunt ” portion of Realtree.com’s “ How to...


Pro Tips to Improve Your Duck and Goose Calling

Waterfowl hunters always want to improve their calling skills, and the long off-season provides the perfect opportunity. But although we huff and puff in hopes of achieving excellence, it seems like our calling journey often stalls or becomes mired in frustrating plateaus. At times, we wonder what it will take...


Choosing an Ultimate Waterfowl Hunting Destination

Mired in the off-season — that is, after duck season , before turkey season and unable to chase light geese — a waterfowler’s mind begins to scheme about the future. Faster boats, better decoy rigs or perhaps a new gun — anything’s up for consideration. But equipment doesn’t necessarily equate...


What Spring Ducks Can Teach Us

Spring holds a special appeal for waterfowl hunters , even if we can’t chase light geese or have to wait until April for turkey season. Ducks, long absent from many Midwestern and Northern areas, begin their journey northward, arriving in spectacular numbers and resplendent in full breeding plumage . Better,...


Huntsmen and fishermen stay protected outdoors with Prologic’s Thermo Armour Pro Salopettes

For ultimate protection while hunting or fishing, opt for the Prologic Thermo Armour Pro Salopettes in Realtree Max-5 camo. The durable salopettes are made from 100% polyester tricot and 180gsm shell fabric with a brushed and water-repellent finish. Ideal for wet weather and for boggy grounds, the salopettes are 100%...


Great Eats: The Best Tasting Duck Is ... ?

The short answer to the question posed in the title of this blog is, of course, any duck Michael Pendley is cooking. However, because few of us share the Realtree Timber 2 Table guru’s epicurean skills or vision , let’s get a bit more basic when discussing the relative table-fare...


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10 Questions You Should Ask Before Buying Hunting Land

Land. It’s the one common denominator between all hunters. You can’t hunt without access to it. One surefire way to have access — buy some land. I’ve always wanted to buy land, but haven't — yet. I’m currently in the process of studying up on what I need to know...


Goose Angst: Three Honkers You Love to Hate

Canada geese can tick you off, especially if these wary, adaptable birds have experienced hunting pressure. Still, finding a hot field or turning a flock with realistic calling usually lets you turn the tables on many honkers. But a few geese consistently thwart your best efforts and leave you rolling...


Realtree Joins Delta to Recognize Young Waterfowlers

We hunters love to talk about passing on our lifestyle to future generations. Now, Realtree has joined with Delta Waterfowl to do something about it. America’s No. 1 camo company recently became the presenting sponsor for Delta’s First-Duck Pin program , which recognizes youths who take their first waterfowl ...


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