Shotgunning Tune-Ups for Duck Hunting

Many folks believe that wing-shooting is wing-shooting, no matter the targets or circumstances. But during duck season , the game gets real. Streaking, twisting targets during low light test anyone’s skills. Throw in heavy clothing and awkward gunning positions — think layout blind or unstable boat — and the challenge...

Hunting Puddles for Puddle Ducks

The puddle didn’t look promising. It was maybe 50 feet by 150 feet, a rough oval. The water looked like chocolate milk, and it was no deeper than a kiddie pool. It was at the northern edge of a large harvested soybean field, hard against a flooded, brushy ditch that...

7 Tips for Hunting the Late Greenhead Show

Long gone are the fair-weather hunters. They Who Only Hunt Early are home sitting by a cozy fire, reading a good duck hunting book and dreaming of blue skies and sort-of-green-headed ducks gliding into serene blocks. But you are a late-season fanatic. Yes, you were out there with the bluebird-day...

The Most Read Realtree.com Articles of 2018

Here at Realtree, we pride ourselves in the content we produce for Realtree.com readers. We not only tell the outdoor story but we live it, too. And we strive to create the type of content that both educates and entertains. Here are 15 of the most-read articles from 2018.

The X Waterfowl: Best Tips for Hunting Over Decoys; Taking the Focus Off

Ducks and geese have become more conditioned to how we typically hunt them. That's why the Fowled Reality crew has taken creative steps to boost concealment in fields and marshes. See how they do it. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .

Critical Conservation: 2018 Farm Bill Will Soon Be Law

President Donald Trump was expected to sign the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill today, according to news reports, providing a much-needed boost and security net for hunters , conservationists, farmers and ranchers. Delta Waterfowl recently called the $867 billion bill, officially dubbed The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, “the culmination of...

Score Waterfowling Wins on Public Land

On public land , just about everything works against you. There are more hunters and more pressure, and typically less good habitat. The way other folks hunt can dictate your success, and you’re darn sure going to sweat for ducks . But that’s all many of us have. Sure, there...

How to Choose a Waterfowl Guide

Many waterfowlers hire guides at times, and it’s easy to see why. Outfitters can provide expert instruction and great places to hunt, and they might be your best option for a bucket-list trip. But hiring a guide can be daunting, leaving your head spinning about the best choice, what to...

Timber Days in Arkansas' Duck Woods

The distant wailing of specks announced daybreak as muted shapes churned through the water, scurrying toward black trees. Sunrise would soon illuminate the timber, and anxious fowlers gazed skyward in anticipation. Standing knee-deep in flooded timber always brings remarkable promises. That day was more notable, however, because of the circumstances...

The X Waterfowl: Duck Hunting the Loaf

The Fowled Reality crew is at it again this season. Despite unseasonably warm weather and a full moon, the guys put together some good hunts to start the season in the prairie pothole region . Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .

Delta Waterfowl December 2018 Migration Report

No matter which flyway you hunt, extra shells might be in order. Delta Waterfowl reports that ducks and geese are piling up in many areas. Get ready. And get out there. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .

Atlantic Flyway Waterfowl Hunting Holding Steady

In typical Atlantic Flyway fashion, every hunter from New York to Florida has been praying for a cold front to bring in a fresh wave of birds. So far, that hasn’t happened — at least not like it has in previous seasons. So far, the action has been good to...