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: Cleaning and Cooking Ducks

Duck and goose hunters can clean, store and cook birds in many ways. This video from our friends at Delta Waterfowl shows how to efficiently take your harvest from marsh to table. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


The X: Kansas Waterfowl: Swarms of Ducks

Want swarms of ducks ? Clouds of geese? Check out Fowled Reality's recent hunt in Kansas. Trust me, you'll want to watch it again. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


Locked in Duck Hunting's Off-Season Cycle

The backwater bog bubbled with flapping wings and squealing forms, as several dozen — shoot, maybe 100 — wood ducks flushed at my approach and fled skyward. Some zipped low over the cattails on their way to hidden creeks, but others simply fluttered a few feet and then plopped down...


The Duck Blog Dog Reviews the Waterfowl Season

Sniff. Hmm. Sniff, sniff. Hey, the Duck Blogger is cooking lunch. And it smells like that big greenhead I retrieved at Bob’s brother’s slough in October. I’d get up and try to steal some, but I know what he’ll say. “It’s not dinner time for dogs.” Broken record, I’m telling...


Waterfowling's Late, Great Days

Most duck and goose hunting action occurs between the opener and the final bell — those days when migrations peak and we’re locked onto hot patterns. So why do we seem to remember the first and last hunts of the season so vividly? I can understand the opener, as it’s...


Check Out These Calls from Duck Commander

The 2018-'19 waterfowling season might be winding down, but it's never too late to improve your duck and goose sounds. Several new calls, introduced by Duck Commander in 2018, can help up your game. Jase Robertson Pro Series (Chartreuse) This call represents the culmination of more than 40 years of...


The X: Waterfowl Tip: How to Deal with Nocturnal Feeding

Most waterfowlers have dealt with the maddening scenario of ducks and geese feeding at night. The guys at Fowled Reality have a solution. Watch this great tip video, and learn how to turn the tables on nocturnal birds. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out...


The X: Sandhill Crane Hunt: Ribeye of the Sky

If you've ever dreamed about hunting sandhill cranes, you need to watch this video from Fowled Reality. The guys head south to Texas for a field-hunting foray with Premier Sandhills. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


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...


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...


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...


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