An Unsung Conservation Pioneer

August 14th, 2018|0 Comments

An Unsung Conservation Pioneer By Paul Wait, Editor/Publisher If you hunt waterfowl in the United States, you buy one every year. Many hunters buy two. And why not? Federal Duck Stamps are [...]

The Little Brown Duck Dog

February 6th, 2018|2 Comments

The Little Brown Duck Dog By Paul Wait Like many small-town doctors of his day, Fred J. Pfeifer was a prominent, revered man in the Wisconsin city where he practiced medicine. [...]

Big Duck Guns

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Big Duck Guns It’s 9 feet long, weighs 105 pounds — and during the market-gunning era — its 22-ounce charges could kill dozens of ducks in one big blast. Learn more about [...]

Old Decoys, New Hobby

October 7th, 2016|1 Comment

Old Decoys, New Hobby Rich history can be discovered through blocks of wood By Paul Wait Fifty feet down the first row of tables covered with elegantly displayed, handcrafted vintage duck [...]

An Improbable Journey

October 7th, 2016|2 Comments

An Improbable Journey How a 100-year-old duck boat found its way back ‘home’ By Paul Wait The unfamiliar voice on the phone took me by surprise. “I have a duck boat [...]

Men Overboard

October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Men Overboard Many hunters call body booting ‘crazy,’ but these guys call it ‘fun!’ By Paul Wait A rising tide of water rinsed over my shoulders as I gently kicked my [...]

Sliding Through the Cattails

October 6th, 2016|4 Comments

Sliding Through the Cattails Marsh skis put hidden potholes within reach of Wisconsin duck hunters By Paul Wait Boot-sucking bogs and head-high cattail stands don’t stop Mark Kakatsch from reaching an [...]