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7 Tips for Better Bluebill Hunting

If June seems like an odd time to discuss bluebill hunting , remember this: Those black-and-white rockets will be on the move in 100-some days. As such, it’s time to hone your game. Try these tips to boost your success on ’bills this season. Be a Hoarder Decoying scaup —...


Delta Waterfowl: Who Laid the Egg?

Have you stumbled on duck eggs and wondered which species was nesting there? In this video, Delta Waterfowl 's president and chief biologist tells you how to distinguish the nests of some common puddle ducks . Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


Justin Martin Recalls the Mallard that Hooked Him

Editor’s note: When you’re a true devotee, waterfowling grabs part of your soul and shapes your existence. In this multi-part series, we asked three high-profile hunters when they realized they loved duck hunting and how it has changed their lives. Up first: Justin Martin, general manager of Duck Commander. Martin...


3 (More) Duck Hunting Shots That Will Fool You

You might remember a Nov. 17, 2017 blog in which I discussed six “sneakers” — waterfowling shots that can trick you into a three-gun salute that punches holes in the air around birds. Admittedly, some days, I can turn any shot into an adventure. However, some shot opportunities consistently prove...


Duck Hunters: Are You Waking Up Too Early?

The question arises most days from September through January: When do I need to get to my spot? More important, how early do I have to get up? Here are some quick thoughts on timing your waterfowling arrival and setup schedule. Usually, Get Up Early In general, this rule holds...


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Hunting Land for Sale in Maine, South Carolina, Iowa, Oregon and New Mexico

Realtree United Country Hunting Properties is pleased to provide a resource to hunters seeking recreational land of their own. This is the latest installment of our property spotlight. Check out the showcasing of properties below. Go to RealtreeUC.com to see all available listings.


Spring Thunder: Late-Season Wisconsin Gobblers

Late-season spring gobblers in Wisconsin? You betcha. In this episode, watch as Realtree’s Phillip Culpepper, Drake Lamb, and friends from Realtree United Country, Travis Hamele and Jason Syens, get after some birds. “We call these gobblers, Mile-or-Mores,” Culpepper says as they owl up some turkeys and start the hunt. Watch...


Waterfowling by the Numbers

People love lists, and they especially enjoy lists with numbers. Waterfowlers are no different. So in that spirit, I threw together a few numbers to which every duck and goose hunter can probably relate. 1: When a single blast echoes across the marsh, you can usually assume someone has killed...


3 Half-Hour Duck Hunts

Turkey hunters sometimes use the term "flash hunt," which essentially means they locate, call in and then kill a bird extremely quickly. And although that definition doesn’t quite fit in the waterfowling world , duck and goose hunters can at times enjoy extremely brief yet productive hunts. You have to...


Spring Thunder: Late-Season Georgia Gobblers

First Turkey Alert: It's the late season in Georgia, and the foliage is thick. But the gobblers are still working, and the crew is still after it. In this episode, Matt Paradis, with the Carolina Panthers, is after his first longbeard. He's in for a show. Check out all the...


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Clean Your Turkey Gun in 5 Easy Steps

Turkey season is over in many states and will be soon in others. Memories of strutting longbeards are still fresh in your mind, and hopefully there’s some fresh turkey breast in the freezer. But before putting your gear away, take a few minutes to clean your shotgun and ensure it’s...


How the Duck Pros Deal with Hunting Pressure

Every waterfowler knows that guy — the dude with access to a prime private spot, where he always works unpressured birds and never worries about other hunters. But most of us aren’t that guy. In fact, many trips to the marsh — whether it’s public water, a management area, an...


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