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Waterfowl Hunting Tip: Traffic Hunting

Often, you can't set up on a hot field or jam-packed slough. Don't fret. You can run traffic to pull in passing birds . The guys at Fowled Reality do it all the time. Here, they explain how. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out...


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2019 ATA Show: The Bone Collectors, Realtree EDGE Camo and More

Editor's note: Spring turkey seasons are fast approaching. For now though, we're on the show trail. Check out these scenes from the 2019 ATA Show in Louisville, Kentucky.


Waterfowl Hunting Mistakes I Made This Season

Reflecting on the 2018-’19 waterfowl season , I’ve identified and relived several errors that cost me birds or at least hindered my hunts. Everyone makes mistakes, of course, but we should at least try to eliminate dumb gaffes . In that spirit, here’s a light-hearted look at my biggest autumn...


Overlooked Waterfowling Honey Holes

Thanksgiving can be a homecoming of sorts. Families reunite, sometimes traveling long distances to return to their childhood homes. That’s what I did this past fall, driving six hours to see my folks. And I had an opportunity to hunt the local millpond where I shot my first duck and...


Poor Hunting Dominating the Pacific Flyway

Date: Jan. 17 Location: Pacific Flyway, with emphasis on western Washington Major Weather Trends Let me put it this way. My wife, Julie, her brother and I raked three limits of steamer clams Jan. 12 on Willapa Bay. In T-shirts. And we were comfortable. Blue skies, little wind and 55...


Waterfowl Shooting: Singles, Doubles and Triples

Most waterfowlers tote ultra-reliable semi-auto shotguns to the marsh or pit, and for good reason. Those repeaters let you double or even triple on ducks or geese in willing flocks. Of course, for those guns to work their magic, you must first do your part. Here’s a quick guide to...


Atlantic Flyway Hunters Hoping for Colder, Drier Weather

Date: Jan. 17 Location: the entire Atlantic Flyway The 2018-’19 season will be one to remember for Atlantic Flyway hunters. For many hunters, those memories won’t necessarily be good. Warm weather and record rains led to delayed migrations , birds spread across the landscape and generally tough hunting. That’s not...


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2019 ATA Show: The Best Treestands, Ground Blinds and Accessories in Realtree Camo

Treestands and ground blinds are essential pieces of gear for hunting an array of species. Along with Realtree camouflage, they help to keep you hidden from game and out of the elements (in the case of a blind). There were plenty of new stands, blinds and accompanying accessories to check...


Delta Waterfowl's January Migration Report

Mild weather nationwide has waterfowlers pondering the whereabouts of ducks and geese. Delta Waterfowl's January migration report gives you a heads-up. Get out there for the final few days. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


Waterfowling Optimism: They're Coming

Seventy degrees in December. I thought this had to be some sort of record. “ Duck season ain’t happening this year” is a phrase heard in diners from Stuttgart to Tunica. I always attempt optimism, but after a while, it becomes difficult to argue with fact. Somewhere sitting in limbo...


Avoid These Waterfowl Shooting Mistakes

You can make countless shooting mistakes while hunting ducks and geese . Some are fairly innocent. Others, however, can cause friction in the blind or hamper your performance. Let’s look at some often-overlooked fails and how to fix them. Shooting While Sitting When You Don’t Have To Sometimes, you cannot...


Waterfowl Action Slow in Mississippi Flyway

Date: Jan. 10 Location: southern portion of the flyway Major Weather Trends Unseasonably wet and warm conditions have Southern Mississippi Flyway duck hunters in a late-season funk. Many birds remain north of their usual January haunts, and abundant water has spread out the already stale ducks in the South. “I...


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