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  • Greenhead Greats: Top 5 Hunting States for Mallards

    Hardcore duck hunters always seek the best locations, especially when it comes to mallards . Often, they debate the merits of one region or state versus another. Arguments are fun, but what do the numbers say? We recently perused mallard harvest data in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Migratory...

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    6 Tips to Keep You Thinking About Ducks in the Off-Season

    Duck hunting might be on hold until fall, but there’s plenty you should be doing to get things shaped up for when the season rolls around again, according to Realtree pro-staffer Chad Belding, host of The Fowl Life on The Outdoor Channel. “As a duck hunter, our main goal should...

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Retired Game Warden Larry Case Blogs on Big Guns for Bad Bears

In 1978 Cynthia Dusel-Bacon was severely mauled by a black bear in the Yukon wilderness of Alaska. Cynthia lost both arms as a result of the attack but went on to recover; she did not have a firearm with her when the attack occurred. Like it or not the possibility...


Duck and Goose Decoy Clinic: Keeping Blocks in Top Shape

The calendar brings a stark realization: Teal and many early goose seasons are only about five weeks away. If you haven’t thought about it already, you’d better get those decoys ready to go. Here’s a quick look at how top waterfowling professionals keep their blocks in good working order during...


6 Types of Maps and How They Help Deer Hunters

I’ve always been a huge proponent of using low-impact scouting methods before implementing in-the-field scouting tactics. The digital age we live in puts numerous tools at our disposal that can help us make wiser decisions when selecting, managing and hunting a given property. If you want me to be frank,...


10 Important Takeaways from the 2017 QDMA Convention

If you travel enough, there are certain things you learn to expect when flying with commercial airliners. Rude people. Lost luggage. Terrible aromas. But getting peed on by an overhead bin? That's not one of them. I guess there's a first for that, too. Because it happened on the return...


The Fight Against Feral Hogs Rages On

Hogs. They’re a huge problem not only for agriculture but also for deer and deer hunting, too. I recently attended the 2017 Quality Deer Management Association Convention where I sat in on a seminar. During that talk, Dr. Glen Gentry with LSU and the Bob R Jones Idlewild Research Station...


6 Little Things That Will Make Big Habitat Improvements

I recently trekked down to New Orleans, Louisiana, where I attended the 2017 Quality Deer Management Association Convention . It was chocked full of deer facts and good fun yet again. From enlightening seminars to enjoyable social events, this year’s convention was a grand one. One of the events that...


Why You Should Plant Fall Food Plots for Deer

There has always been a special coalition between man and the land with which we are briefly entrusted. Whether you’re a row crop farmer in the Midwest or a cattle rancher in Texas, an internal passion burns. Regardless if we own 10,000 acres or lease 100, the opportunity to act...


QDM Cooperatives: The Future of Deer Management on Small Properties

To implement a Quality Deer Management (QDM) program , one initially needs two things — a piece of ground to manage and good reliable information. Originally, QDM was only truly effective on relatively large properties of 1,000 acres or more. However, today, with QDM being both familiar and desirable to...


Top 5 Waterfowl Hunting Concealment Fails

Fancy calling, slick shooting and masterful decoy spreads mean nothing if ducks and geese see you. Concealment might be the No. 1 key to success at any waterfowling setup. Yet day after day, season after season, you see experienced, well-intentioned hunters stumble horribly when trying to hide. Maybe they underestimate...


Duck Hunting Literature: Separating Fact From Fiction

Waterfowlers love a good read, especially when it involves our passion. Whether we dig deep into stuff by the greats — Buckingham, MacQuarrie, Ruark, Hill and others — or just peruse a hunting story on a local outdoor blog, we enjoy reading about hunting almost as much as going afield...


Food Plot Tip: Planting Egyptian Wheat as a Plot Screen

Food plots have become a big part of deer management and hunting plans throughout the country. Providing additional nutrient-rich food sources for whitetails and other wildlife is both beneficial for them and increases your odds of success come hunting season. And as we’ve covered in previous discussions, planting the right...


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5 Great Small Caliber Deer Hunting Rifles for 2017

It seems these days that everyone is all about the big guns. Everybody wants to pack a cannon to the deer woods. However, it isn’t necessary. And most smaller calibers (where legal) are plenty capable of getting the job done on deer-sized game. New Winchester Deer Season XP 64-Grain Bullet...


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