DU Gets Prime MT Breeding Grounds

LORING, MT -- As part of ongoing efforts to conserve intact prairie pothole habitat, Ducks Unlimited and its foundation, Wetlands America Trust, recently acquired a 2,158-acre complex of grassland and wetland habitat in north-central Montana's "Hi-Line." Known locally as the Wingert Place, the ranch is a prime example of short-grass...

Montana Duck Breeding Numbers

With the duck factories of North America producing a record high number of waterfowl, Montana's waterfowl hunters have something to look forward to this fall. The tentative opening date for the general waterfowl season is Oct. 1, with the Youth Waterfowl Season the preceding weekend on Sept. 24-25. Waterfowl estimates...

OH Waterfowlers Wanted!

COLUMBUS, OH - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife is asking Ohio waterfowl hunters to provide input on the timing of the fall waterfowl hunting season in the portion of Ohio where they prefer to hunt. The Ohio Wildlife Council will establish season dates and other...

Ready for Waterfowl Season: Part 2

Here is more great stuff from the Realtree Flyway Reporters to help you prepare for duck season—calling, shotguns, scouting, blinds, decoys and eight reasons why duck hunters are more hardcore than deer hunters.

Duck Survey 2011: Future Looks Bright

Duck hunters will find plenty to cheer about in the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (USFWS) annual breeding population and habitat survey, released in early July. Conducted each May by USFWS and the Canadian Wildlife Service, this year's survey reveals the second-highest pond count and a record 45.6 million...

Ready for Waterfowl Season: Part 1

From favorite decoy spreads to essential gear to hard lessons revealed, Realtree's Flyway Reporters talk duck hunting in this two-part waterfowl package

Three Summertime Retriever Drills

Joe Balog, Realtree.com's waterfowl editor, demonstrates three easy drills to keep your duck dog in top form during the off-season months

Cupped and Committed

Cool facts, trivia and great photos of your favorite ducks with wings locked, feet down and necks outstretched

Last-Minute Gear for Father's Day!

As usual, you've waited until the last minute to do your shopping. But, since it's Father's Day (and since you probably learned your procrastinating shopping habits from Dear Old Dad himself) there's nothing to worry about. Here are 10 great gift ideas sure to bring a smile to Dad's face

Cali Duck Stamp Winner Announced

A painting of a male and female Barrow's Goldeneye in a marine setting has been chosen by a panel of judges as the winning entry in the 2011 California Duck Stamp Contest. The painting by Shari Erickson of Beaver Creek, Ore., beat out 15 other entries to become the official...

Delta Chapters Prep For New Waterfowlers

Bismarck, N.D. -- When hunting buddies Matt Kneisley and Jay Kreider decided to form a Delta Waterfowl chapter, they had one goal: To give back to their local community. Thanks to Delta Waterfowl's Waterfowl Heritage Fund, they've been able to do just that. "The question for us was where our...

OH Controlled Deer and Waterfowl Hunts 2011

COLUMBUS, OH -- Hunters wanting to participate in Ohio's fall controlled deer and waterfowl hunts have until July 31 to submit permit applications for a random drawing according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. These special hunts are held on selected public areas to provide...