Waterfowl Hunting

Do cupped wings and black Labs get you excited? We have migration reports from every flyway all season long, and duck- and goose-hunting tips posted year-around. If you’re a waterfowler, stop in for a visit.

  • Avoid Duck and Goose Decoy Disasters

    Man, that decoy spread looks good in the dark. Illuminated by your truck’s headlights, you’re sure the hard work will pay off. Then failure. The birds don’t come or don’t land where you want ’em. Disaster strikes as hard as No. 2 steel. Are your sure-bet Canadas landing behind your...

  • The ABCs of Duck and Goose Decoys

    A lways have a Plan B in mind should your sure-bet decoy spread fail. B right days should have the decoys out in front and you on the shady side of trees in flooded timber. C hildren’s snow sleds can haul your load of decoys to and from your spots,...

  • How Bad Luck Can Ruin Your Waterfowl Hunt

    Waterfowlers prepare fanatically for the season and individual hunts. We repaint decoys, check lines and repair blinds. We make sure our boat batteries are charged and trouble-shoot motor problems. We shoot frequently to hone our eyes. And we scout like fiends, noting bird numbers, location and movements. Before the first...

  • The Toughest Duck: Which Bird is the Baddest?

    Waterfowlers love to talk about physically “tough” ducks — birds that shake off seemingly lethal charges of shot in the air or on water and then dive or swim to escape. The idea is a bit misleading, I think, because hunters are often responsible for creating seemingly rugged birds. Poor...


  • How to Goose Hunt

    How to Goose Hunt includes loads of tips, tactics and advice on goose hunting that can help beginning waterfowlers and field-blind veterans pursue geese more effectively.

  • Duck Hunting Nation

    There's waterfowl hunting in almost every state. Here's the scoop on where you want to hunt.

  • Flyway Reports

    Real waterfowl hunters giving up-to-date reports from the marsh in every flyway, all season long.