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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:...


The Pit Boss Rules

Our goose hunt happened by accident. While bowhunting the previous evening, I’d heard geese clamoring excitedly as they landed on water nearby. This surprised me, because I had no idea there was water behind the trees (hey, this was before Google Earth). That honking effectively killed my concentration on bowhunting...


Pacific Flyway Action Good, but Hunters Wait on Weather

Date: Dec. 12 Location: entire Pacific Flyway Weather Trends/Water Conditions “Weather conditions have returned to mild after a brief cold snap through Thanksgiving,” wrote Washington state calling champ Mike Callian, of the Eastside and Tri-Cities area. “Fog has been almost a daily factor, hampering much of the goose hunting. Water...


Atlantic Flyway Hunting Spotty but Looks Promising

Date: Dec. 10 Location: all regions of the Atlantic Flyway Second split seasons got off to a good start in many parts of the Atlantic Flyway, thanks partly to a powerful cold front in early November. Extended freezes locked up ponds and marshes throughout the upper Midwest and parts of...


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,...


Mississippi Flyway Migration in Full Swing as Southern Action Heats Up

Date: Dec. 5 Location: Middle and southern portions of the flyway Major Weather Trends A brief late-November warm spell in the North has given way to more seasonable early winter temperatures, keeping ducks and geese streaming down the flyway. Ice still covers areas of the far North, but many waters...


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...


Film a Duck Hunt Like a Pro

Watching the greenhead descend into a timber hole, air ripping through his primary feathers, you’d almost believe you’re snugged against a tupelo tree, waiting to call the shot. But you’re not in the marsh. You’re on your phone, sneaking a little of the boss’s time in your office to watch...


Central Flyway Action Ticks Upward as Ducks and Geese Head South

Date: Dec. 3 Location: middle to southern portions of the flyway Overview Since waterfowl seasons began in northern portions of the Central Flyway, cold temps and a delayed crop harvest have been the most influential factors affecting the migration. Now that waterfowl season will close soon in parts of the...


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...


Duck Hunting in the Great Prairie Blizzard

We were running late, and I blamed the rock pile. While glassing from the town road the previous night, that cobbled mound of stones had seemed so conspicuous — like a beacon marking the perfect setup spot for what promised to be a bang-up mallard and honker shoot in a...


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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 .


Guide to Green Timber Mallard Hunting

There are two types of duck hunters : those who have experienced a lights-out flooded timber shoot for greenheads and the rest of us. Do it once and you’re addicted. A quick limit leaves you wanting more, and wanting to do it again. Getting skunked also leaves you wanting to...


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...


Are Sports Keeping Kids from Hunting?

The 2018-19 deer season was going to be a great one. My husband, Brett, and I joined a deer lease a couple hours from our house with plans to take our kids out every chance we’d get. We’d spend the weekends and holidays pursuing whitetails, hanging out by the campfire...


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