The Duck Blog

Realtree waterfowl editor Brian Lovett has been an obsessive duck and goose hunter for more than 30 years, chasing his passion on the Dakota prairies and the marshes and open water of his home state of Wisconsin. He's been a writer and editor in the outdoors industry since 1991.

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Delta Waterfowl January 2020 Migration Update

The final few weeks of duck season are here, and birds are on the move. The experts at Delta Waterfowl are keeping close tabs on waterfowl movements and have some good advice on where you can cash in. Here's the scoop. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And...


Grandpa Goes Retro for Duck Season

Grandpa is at it again. Realtree.com’s waterfowling sage and social media critic is tired of modern conveniences. He’s been longing for simpler times, so this duck season, he vowed to switch back to retro equipment and traditional tactics . We chatted with Grandpa to see what worked — and what...


The Honey Brake Experience: Bucks and Ducks

The Honey Brake crew spends takes advantage of Louisiana's split to get some work done. Drew spends a few days whitetail hunting before friends arrive to duck hunt. Check it out. Honey Brake Experience on Realtree 365: Louisiana Split: Bucks and Ducks Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Produced By:...


Delta Waterfowl's December 2019 Migration Update

Cold weather is fueling excellent hunting in several regions of the United States. Here, the experts at Delta Waterfowl reveal where ducks and geese are on the move in your flyway. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


Dr. Duckcation: Greenheads Galore in Washington

Dr. Duck and Billy Campbell take a duck vacation with Mark Pine at Eagle Lakes Ranch in Washington State. Eagle Lakes holds one of the largest mallard populations in the United States. Check it out. Black Cloud on Realtree 365 — Dr. Duckcation: Washington Mondo Wads Rating: 4.5 out of...


What Makes a Good Green Timber Duck Hole?

Green-timber duck hunters are constantly on the lookout for the perfect spot, where ducks feel safe setting their wings and fluttering down through the canopy. But it can be tough to identify the perfect timber hole, as many considerations factor into the equation. Fortunately, veteran timber hunters Justin Martin, general...


Black Cloud on Realtree 365 — Bonus Hunt: Mallards Fall from the Fog

During their annual duck vacation to Washington, Dr. Duck and Billy hunt at Eagle Lakes Lodge. Watch the mallards fall from the fog during this epic outing. Check it out. Black Cloud on Realtree 365 — Bonus Hunt: Mallards Fall from the Fog Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Produced...


Black Cloud on Realtree 365 — Washington Public Green: iXnay

Ever had 2,000 mallards sit at your feet? During their annual Washington duck vacation, Dennis and Billy nailed down a hot public feed and had the experience of a lifetime. Check it out. Black Cloud on Realtree 365: Washington Public Green: iXnay Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Produced By:...


Honey Brake Experience on Realtree 365: 26,000 Acres and No Days Off

The little details that go into the Honey Brake Experience are mind blowing. The work is never finished, and guide Jared Mophett wouldn't have it any other way. Once the duck hunting is done, the focus is on training and keeping the dogs at Honey Brake in shape. Check it...


Snow Hunts

“Have you thus sat on a snowy day and squinted through the white curtain at those mail-carrying bluebills? Until you have courted bluebills in the snow, you have not tasted of the purer delights of waterfowling.” — Gordon MacQuarrie, 1937 Mac nailed it. When the white stuff flies, waterfowl hunts...


Black Cloud on Realtree 365 — How To: Shotgun Cleaning Tip with Dr. Duck

Dirty duck guns can cause problems afield. Here, Dennis "Dr. Duck" Loosier shows you how he cleans his Retay before heading out on a trip. Check it out. Black Cloud on Realtree 365 — How To: Shotgun Cleaning Tip with Dr. Duck Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Produced By:...


Black Cloud on Realtree 365 — Ultimate Duck Hunt Sweepstakes

Sweepstakes winners Jackson and Carson Hirschler make their first trip to Arkansas to hunt with Dennis and Billy at Ole South Outfitters . Owner Blake Burrus rolls out the red carpet for a weekend of unforgettable action. Check it out. Black Cloud on Realtree 365: Ultimate Duck Hunt Sweepstakes: Brothers...


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