Waterfowl

  • The X: Duck Hunting Opening Day

    Every waterfowl hunter counts opening day as special, and the Fowled Reality crew is no different. In fact, the guys celebrated in style this year with a great mixed-bag trip. Enjoy the in-your-face decoying footage, and let the countdown begin until your opening day. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl...

  • Sneakers: 6 Flying Ducks That Will Fool You

    “When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.” — Ernest Hemingway No doubt, Papa’s words hold great wisdom for...

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Cold Snap Kickstarts Atlantic Flyway Shooting

Date: Nov. 16 Location: Entire Atlantic Flyway Summary What a difference a little cold snap can make. Atlantic Flyway hunters groaned through another marginal first split throughout much of the East Coast, but an early November cold front has things looking good. As in, really good. Temperatures dipped into the...


Pacific Flyway Heats Up with Strong Migration

Date: Nov. 16 Location: Entire Pacific Flyway Summary First thing’s first. To all you veterans, Julie and I can’t thank you enough for your service and sacrifice. Your dedication to this great country is why I’m able to do what I do and enjoy the boundless freedoms I have. Our...


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Mapping Out Your Float-Hunt for Ducks

An autumn ride in a boat or canoe is nice. Shooting ducks along the way is better. To do it requires a little planning and a lot of strategy. Sure, there’s some luck involved, too. Are there even ducks there? You can control that by choosing the right stretch of...


How to Shoot from a Layout Blind or Boat

I often harp about practicing good wing-shooting form , including proper foot placement, weight distribution and other factors. However, much of that advice is useless in two common waterfowling scenarios : hunting in a layout blind or open-water layout boat. We use those horizontal hides because they’re darn effective, almost...


Give Thanks

Almost always after killing a wild turkey, I whisper: "Thanks." Sometimes I'm alone; sometimes I'm with a buddy. I'm moved. I'm grateful. My hands are almost always shaking, even after all these years. It never gets old. I'm forever amazed I got to do it one more time. And I'm...


Find the Antler: Michael Waddell Weeds Out the Knock-Off Brands

Some camo patterns try to be us. But there is no substitute for Realtree camo. Find the antler. Find the real camo. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


Crowded Skies: 8 States with the Most Duck Hunters

Statistics reveal the number of waterfowl hunters is declining nationwide. However, that’s tough to believe some mornings at your local wildlife area. Trucks fill the parking lot, spilling onto the road, and the glare of headlamps makes the marsh look like a Vegas laser show. You woke up ridiculously early,...


Texas-Rigging Decoys: Pros and Cons

Many hunters Texas-rig decoys nowadays — so many, in fact, that it seems to be the new norm. That makes sense on many levels. With the system, you use heavy monofilament line instead of traditional Nylon decoy cord, so the lines don’t tangle. Further, loops in the mono let you...


Video: More Refuge Land for Hunting and Fishing

Have you heard? More refuge land for hunting and fishing. Breaking video news from Rated Red . New posts at Realtree.com . Follow us on Facebook .


Cold Weather Spurs Good Action in Mississippi Flyway

Date: Nov. 9 Location: Flyway-wide, trending toward the northern and Midwestern states. Major Weather Trends Several major fronts, unseasonably cold weather and numerous days with northerly winds have had the migration in full force since late October. Forecasts call for teens and single digits early Nov. 10 in Minnesota and...


Northern Freeze Has Central Flyway Action Red-Hot

Date: Nov. 9 Location: Flyway-wide, trending toward the middle portions of the flyway Overview Some years on the northern plains, autumn just drags on, and it seems like the ducks will never arrive. Other years, birds trickle and dribble their way down the northern part of the flyway. Either way,...


Find the Antler: Real Research Behind Real Camo Patterns

Some camo patterns slop paint on a canvas. Realtree uses true research and development to produce a pattern you can trust. Just ask Michael Waddell. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


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