Hunter’s Life

  • Delta Waterfowl April Conditions Report

    Delta Waterfowl April Conditions Report

    April Conditions Report More ducks and geese are arriving on the breeding grounds every day, and some have even started nesting. Here’s Delta Waterfowl’s April conditions report — a look at water and nesting habitat [...]

  • April Migration Report

    April Migration Report

    April Migration Report Are there any snow geese left in the United States? Here’s the answer in Delta Waterfowl’s April Migration Report.

  • March Condition Report

    March Condition Report

    March Condition Report As ducks and geese push north, here’s a look at early water conditions on key waterfowl breeding grounds across North America.

Delta Waterfowl April Conditions Report

April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

April Conditions Report More ducks and geese are arriving on the breeding grounds every day, and some have even started nesting. Here’s Delta Waterfowl’s April conditions report — a look at water and nesting habitat [...]

April Migration Report

April 12th, 2017|1 Comment

April Migration Report Are there any snow geese left in the United States? Here’s the answer in Delta Waterfowl’s April Migration Report.

March Condition Report

March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

March Condition Report As ducks and geese push north, here’s a look at early water conditions on key waterfowl breeding grounds across North America.

Quiz: Do You Have ‘Duck Depression?’

March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Quiz: Do You Have ‘Duck Depression?’ By Kyle Wintersteen Face it: You aren’t you when it isn’t duck season. The air seems less crisp, daily life is downright monotonous and your significant other, who missed [...]

March Migration Report

March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

March Delta Waterfowl Migration Report Early spring? Not so fast. Major storms and cold temps in the east and midwest have stalled the northward push, creating additional opportunities for snow goose hunters.

February Migration Report

February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

February Delta Waterfowl Migration Report Unseasonably mild weather has spurred substantial numbers of snow geese to push north early this year. Watch Delta Waterfowl’s February Migration Report for up-to-date analysis.

The Other Snow Goose

February 7th, 2017|0 Comments

The Other Snow Goose By Kyle Wintersteen The scene was both beautiful and rather surreal as hunters arranged windsock-style snow goose decoys on an island of marsh grass, backlit by the neon skyline of Atlantic [...]

Rate Your 2016-17 Waterfowl Season

January 30th, 2017|15 Comments

Rate Your 2016-17 Waterfowl Season By Paul Wait Every waterfowl season begins with renewed optimism of swarms of decoying ducks and geese, the camaraderie of sharing the blind with friends and family, enjoying excellent shots [...]

Duck Steaks

January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Duck Steaks Delta Waterfowl’s Dr. Frank Rohwer shows you an easy tip to make your ducks on the grill so much better.

January Migration Report

January 17th, 2017|1 Comment

January Delta Waterfowl Migration Report Winter weather has pushed ducks and geese south, and hunters are taking advantage in all four flyways. Here’s your January migration report from Delta Waterfowl.

Mid-December Delta Waterfowl Migration Report

December 14th, 2016|1 Comment

Mid-December Delta Waterfowl Migration Report Snow storms and frigid temperatures have spurred major migration activity across North America! In this video, Delta staff report on conditions and waterfowl movements in all four flyways.

Waiting for the Big Flight

December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Waiting for the Big Flight It was 70 degrees in Pennsylvania last Christmas, and everyone rejoiced — everyone, that is, except the waterfowlers. More miserable yet, the extreme warmth was no isolated incident, but just [...]

Late-November Conditions Report

November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Late-November Conditions Report Finally! Snow and ice have hit the U.S. and Canadian prairies, which has spurred a push of ducks and geese. Here’s Delta’s late-November migration report. Good luck hunting!

Proper Field Care Improves Taxidermy Results

October 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Proper Field Care Improves Taxidermy Results By Paul Wait You just shot the most brilliantly colored-up drake of your hunting career, and your buddies are imploring you to have it mounted. Now what? While it [...]

How to Sneak a Duck Mount Past Your Spouse

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

How to Sneak a Duck Mount Past Your Spouse Kyle Wintersteen, Managing Editor on 04/09/2015 I have this friend. Let’s call him “Rick”. He’s as passionate a duck hunter as you’ll find, having gunned waterfowl [...]

The Take ’Em Moment

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

The Take ’Em Moment Kyle Wintersteen, Managing Editor on 11/18/2015 Duck chatter rains down through the oaks of our beaver pond, shattering the stillness of the crisp December morning. Long, squealing wingbeats reveal an unmistakable [...]

Duck Hunting is My Favorite

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Duck Hunting is My Favorite Cash the Springer Spaniel (as told to Kyle Wintersteen) My days are generally quite routine. I wake up, scratch a little, ensure the backyard is free of squirrels and assume [...]

In Defense of Shooting Spoonies

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

In Defense of Shooting Spoonies Kyle Wintersteen, Managing Editor  The horizon was a sea of amber marsh grasses concealing a seemingly endless array of small wetlands. My first trip to North Dakota — indeed my [...]

Why I Buy Two Duck Stamps

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Why I Buy Two Duck Stamps Kyle Wintersteen, Managing Editor “Two duck stamps, please.” How I look forward to uttering those words every summer. They signal it’s soon time to quit waging war with my [...]

Opening Day: Rebirth of a Waterfowl Hunter’s Soul

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Opening Day: Rebirth of a Waterfowl Hunter’s Soul Kyle Wintersteen, Managing Editor “Regular” folks are themselves 365 days per year. But not duck hunters. We merely go through the motions of daily life, feigning interest [...]

How to Get Kicked Out of a Duck Blind

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

How to Get Kicked Out of a Duck Blind Somewhere in the middle of Pennsylvania (I’m cautious with specifics) lies a farm. And at the edge of that farm lies a pasture. And through that [...]

A Promise to My Shotgun

September 28th, 2016|0 Comments

A Promise to My Shotgun Kyle Wintersteen, Managing Editor  Dear Shotgun, Dad long ago instilled in me that if you shoot a gun, you clean a gun. A rusty shotgun, he said, reveals much about [...]