Strategies

  • Float Your Way to More Ducks

    Float Your Way to More Ducks

    Float Your Way to More Ducks By Bill Miller It’s one of my favorite personal hunting photos of all time. Unfortunately, it was from the era when 1-hour photomats used that delicate, plasticky kind of [...]

  • Snow Geese Over Water

    Snow Geese Over Water

    Snow Geese Over Water By Kyle Wintersteen, Managing Editor Given the popularity of employing massive field spreads to pursue snow geese, hunters under 30 years old might be surprised to learn that it wasn’t always [...]

  • Find Ducks in the Late Season

    Find Ducks in the Late Season

    Find Ducks in the Late Season By Kyle Wintersteen What’s my favorite time to hunt ducks? It’s not the early season, despite its pleasant temperatures, nor even the mid-season, when the migration often peaks. No, [...]

Float Your Way to More Ducks

April 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Float Your Way to More Ducks By Bill Miller It’s one of my favorite personal hunting photos of all time. Unfortunately, it was from the era when 1-hour photomats used that delicate, plasticky kind of [...]

Snow Geese Over Water

January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Snow Geese Over Water By Kyle Wintersteen, Managing Editor Given the popularity of employing massive field spreads to pursue snow geese, hunters under 30 years old might be surprised to learn that it wasn’t always [...]

Find Ducks in the Late Season

December 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Find Ducks in the Late Season By Kyle Wintersteen What’s my favorite time to hunt ducks? It’s not the early season, despite its pleasant temperatures, nor even the mid-season, when the migration often peaks. No, [...]

Hunting Tip: Calling Specklebelly Geese

October 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Hunting Tip: Calling Specklebelly Geese Mario Friendy of Zink Calls shares goose-calling tips with Delta Waterfowl during a successful hunt in Alberta.

5 Ways to Take More Wood Ducks

September 28th, 2016|0 Comments

5 Ways to Take More Wood Ducks It seems that the wood duck’s survival strategies include behaving far differently than typical dabblers, thereby eluding hunters who cling to conventional tactics. Woodies show far greater ambivalence toward [...]

Winning the Early Season

September 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Winning the Early Season The early season is an exciting time. Sorely missed shotguns are back in our hands. Retrievers return to blinds, eager to put their training to use. And teal, wood ducks and [...]

How to Find the X

September 28th, 2016|0 Comments

How to Find the X Practically every waterfowler knows that if you find “the X” — a magical place where clouds of ducks and geese appear on a given day — success is all but [...]

5 Strategies for Pressured Ducks

September 28th, 2016|0 Comments

5 Strategies for Pressured Ducks Conventional wisdom dictates that late-season ducks are the most challenging to hunt. Nonsense, I say. The toughest time to put mallards on the strap is right now — the first [...]

Gunning for Gadwalls

September 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Gunning for Gadwalls In three decades, gadwalls have gone from rare trophies to duck-strap staples across much of North America. Their populations have expanded nearly three-fold since the 1980s — totaling 3.71 million according to [...]

8 Tricks to Fool Resident Honkers

September 1st, 2016|0 Comments

8 Tricks to Fool Resident Honkers At one time prematurely declared extinct, the recovery of the giant subspecies of Canada geese ranks right up there with the wild turkey and bald eagle. Giant Canadas, which [...]