Waterfowl Hunting Blogs


Late Season Loner: Duck Hunting in the Ice

Our late season “split” came and went here in Lower Michigan. As I mentioned in a previous blog, we get a little four-day fiasco here around the New Year. Scouting went well, with epic numbers of ducks using the open waters around the lower Great Lakes. Epic numbers of hunters...

M.D. Johnson: Letters from the Late Season

Apparently the Mayans were wrong, and the world didn’t end on 12-21-12 as they had predicted. Now, I hear, their calendar didn’t mesh with the Roman calendar we folks are using, and instead of 12-21-12, the new date for the destruction of Planet Earth is somewhere in the year 2014...

Christmas Ends, Duck Hunting Begins

Well, Christmas is over. The kids are sad; their parents relieved. Now all that’s left to do is take back everything that doesn’t fit. Nothing gives me a sour taste in my mouth more than the thought of going BACK to those stores. I’ll pass…

Waterfowl Cooking Secret: Brine Your Birds

How to brine ducks. It's a fool-proof cooking secret used by professional chefs

Johnson: Why I Love Specklebellies

What Really Happened to the Sportsmen's Act.

It doesn’t look good for the long anticipated Sportsmen’s Act of 2012. As I read through the various outdoor websites reporting on the Senate vote that will, ultimately, kill this thing, I became confused as to exactly what was going on. Like many of you, I find it difficult to...

Ducks Refuse to Migrate Out of South Dakota.

"The most recent survey of waterfowl on the Missouri River had around 750,000 mallards and just over 300,000 Canada geese using those waters in the central part of the state," says Rocco Murano, chief waterfowl biologist with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks.

The Day After Duck Season

A Duck Hunter's Christmas List

Balog outlines a Christmas wish list specifically for duck hunters

Ducks or Deer?

Deer hunting can be great, no doubt, but I'll stick to the ducks.

Smelly dogs and duck hunting USA: one ends while another begins

It's amazing how fast 60 days dissapear when you start counting them on a calendar.

Johnson: In Defense of Pass-Shooting

I’m not going to bore you with definitions. I’m not going to offend by speaking at you. I’m not going to tell you my way is right while your methods are – well – wrong. No, sir, I’m not going to do those things.

Product Review: Rig 'Em Right Shell Shocker Blind Bag

With duck season in full swing in many parts of the country, it's time for another product showcase. This one is on the Rig 'Em Right Shell Shocker Blind Bag . Now, if you're unfamiliar with Rig 'Em Right, these are some hard core dudes. This is the company that...

Election Tuesday: Duck Hunters in a Tough Position

Election Tuesday: Duck Hunters in a Tough Position.

Waterfowling: It's all about the Buddies

Nothing compares to duck hunting when everything goes right.

If Labs Could Talk

Meet Our Goose Guy: M.D. Johnson

Editor's Note: M.D. Johnson is a freelance writer with credits in a variety of outdoor publications. He's the Pacific Flyway reporter and a frequent contributor to Realtree.com. M.D. has hunted waterfowl throughout the United States and will be contributing guest posts to the Duck Blog this season. M.D. is a...

Balog on Public Draw Hunts and Sky-Busting

When are we going to learn? The key to duck hunting is getting the ducks closer to us.

Opening Day is Finally Here.

Balog reflects on opening day

The True Sportman's Paradise

There is truly no place in America like the Louisiana Gulf Coast.