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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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...


Become a Better Public-Land Duck Hunter

Editor's note: This blog originally appeared June 6, 2017, on Realtree.com. Public property offers an uncountable amount of waterfowling opportunity throughout the country. Trouble is, many folks don’t take advantage because they don’t want to compete with crowds or stare at a shot-out marsh. It shouldn’t be that way. True,...


Honey Brake on Realtree 365: Opening Week at Honey Brake

The famous Honey Brake Lodge, in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, is an experience. But the world-class duck hunting it offers doesn't happen by accident. Here, the Honey Brake staff takes you through their preparations for opening week. Then, Tyler Jordan enjoys a memorable hunt. Check it out. Honey Brake on Realtree...


Black Cloud on Realtree 365: Dr. Duck on Scouting Public Timber — Don't Be That Guy

Dennis "Dr. Duck" Loosier uses a low-impact approach to scouting public timber, especially during out-of-state hunts. The result? Undisturbed ducks and happier hunters. Here's how he does it. Black Cloud on Realtree 365: Dr. Duck on Scouting Public Timber — Don't Be That Guy Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars...


Black Cloud on Realtree 365: An Opening Day Arkansas Wrong Turn

It's the Super Bowl of duck hunting: opening weekend in Arkansas. Dennis and Billy are hard at work finding ducks. However, competition and a misstep in the dark complicate matters. Check it out. Black Cloud on Realtree 365: Arkansas Wrong Turn Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Produced By: Realtree...


Realtree 365, Black Cloud — Boat Ramp Hobos: Sleeping in the Truck for Greenheads

Dennis and Billy are at it again. In the fourth episode of Realtree 365's Black Cloud , they've found a boatload of greenheads on public land. But they need to use creative sleeping arrangements to make sure they get to the hole first. Check it out. Black Cloud on Realtree...


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The Duck Hunter's Holiday Gift Guide

Waterfowl hunters love gear. Just take a walk through the decoy maze in our garage for proof. But it can be tough to know what we want for Christmas — especially this time of year, when we're usually in the blind. But we've got you covered. Check out this great...


Delta Waterfowl Mid-November Migration Update

Northern areas have experienced unseasonably early winter weather, and waterfowlers in mid-flyway and Southern states are reaping the benefits. Here, the experts at Delta Waterfowl tell you where the action is hot. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


Realtree 365, Black Cloud: Migration Heads South

In the third episode of Black Cloud , Dennis and Billy head south to keep pace with the migration. Hard scouting and a decisive move lead to a great mallard morning — and some bling. Check it out. Black Cloud on Realtree 365: Migration Heads South Rating: 4.5 out of...


Why Your Duck Season Has Sucked So Far

Editor's note: This blog originally appeared Oct. 29, 2016, on Realtree.com. Sometimes, duck season can turn sour. Months of pre-season planning, shooting and calling practice culminate in a huge thud instead of a breakout year. And after a while, you hit the snooze button more often or question whether hunting...


Realtree 365, Black Cloud: Northern Green: Action Continues in the Dakotas

In the second episode of Realtree365's Black Cloud , Dennis Loosier and Billy Campbell keep rolling during their Dakota tour. And they found a prairie mallard hunt to remember. Check it out. Black Cloud on Realtree 365: Chasing Northern Green Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Produced By: Realtree Digital...


Grandpa Reacts to Internet Duck Hunters

Our old waterfowling sage Grandpa has become more technologically savvy, and lately he’s been perusing Facebook, reading tweets, watching YouTube videos and even scrolling through Instagram. He’s perplexed at the way modern hunters interact via social media. In fact, folks from his generation sometimes view the online duck and goose...


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