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Duck Blog Readers Make Their Voices Heard

With almost three years and several hundred waterfowl pieces in the cybersphere, the Duck Blog has covered a lot of ground. Along the way, we’ve met loads of great folks and shared experiences with loyal readers. In the spirit of reflection — and because, as you’ve guessed, I have nothing...


How to Screw Up Your Duck and Goose Decoys

You can goof up waterfowl hunts in many fashions (as I’ve pointed out frequently via painful personal experience). Sometimes, that involves overlooking seemingly tiny decoy considerations. So, if you’re interested in blowing potentially great mornings and giving yourself headaches, use these tips to screw up your decoy spreads next season...


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...


The Waterfowling Problem Solvers

Like most folks, waterfowlers have problems; some — that is, me — more than others, but that’s a story for another time. But back to the subject. From time to time, waterfowlers get frustrated. This doesn’t work. That doesn’t work. No, we’re not looking for easy, simple answers. But wouldn’t...


Beat Duck Depression with These Waterfowling Projects

That bare spot in the driveway tears at your soul. Your duck boat was parked there for several months, brimming with decoys and blind panels, and coated with muck, feathers and black dog hair. Now, only the driveway remains. You’ve entered post-duck-season depression. Your feelings are normal. Most hardcore waterfowl...


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...


Waterfowl Shotgunning Do-Overs

You’ve done it. Ducks pile into or zip over your decoys, and you rise, swing … and whiff with your first shot. Surprise and embarrassment follow, but here’s the good news: Because you’re likely toting an ultra-reliable modern autoloader , you still have two more shots to put a bird...


Finish Duck Season Strong

Most folks agree the 2018-’19 duck season has been challenging, especially for Southern hunters battling wet conditions and waiting for a migration that seemingly never arrived. And now, we can see the end, as only a few days of hunting remain. A cynic might welcome the finish line, anticipating much-needed...


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...


Overlooked Waterfowling Honey Holes

Thanksgiving can be a homecoming of sorts. Families reunite, sometimes traveling long distances to return to their childhood homes. That’s what I did this past fall, driving six hours to see my folks. And I had an opportunity to hunt the local millpond where I shot my first duck and...


Poor Hunting Dominating the Pacific Flyway

Date: Jan. 17 Location: Pacific Flyway, with emphasis on western Washington Major Weather Trends Let me put it this way. My wife, Julie, her brother and I raked three limits of steamer clams Jan. 12 on Willapa Bay. In T-shirts. And we were comfortable. Blue skies, little wind and 55...


Waterfowl Shooting: Singles, Doubles and Triples

Most waterfowlers tote ultra-reliable semi-auto shotguns to the marsh or pit, and for good reason. Those repeaters let you double or even triple on ducks or geese in willing flocks. Of course, for those guns to work their magic, you must first do your part. Here’s a quick guide to...


Atlantic Flyway Hunters Hoping for Colder, Drier Weather

Date: Jan. 17 Location: the entire Atlantic Flyway The 2018-’19 season will be one to remember for Atlantic Flyway hunters. For many hunters, those memories won’t necessarily be good. Warm weather and record rains led to delayed migrations , birds spread across the landscape and generally tough hunting. That’s not...


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