Make No Assumptions, Train Like You Will Hunt

By Mark Fike For years now I have been involved as an assistant to my daughter who has her own Labrador Retriever breeding business. She has been “all in” and goes above and beyond in trying to learn all the…

The Wood Duck—Beautiful and Reliable 

  By Mark Fike In many parts of our country, particularly the south and southeast, duck hunting has been rough to pretty much not worth going unless you just happen to have a sweet spot that gets very little pressure…

In the Life of a Duck or Goose

By Mark Fike As an avid waterfowler (when we can find any ducks these days!) I have learned a lot about my quarry as the years have passed. I started out working for USFWS on the West Coast and doing…

Ducks from Downed to Dinner

  By Jill J Easton There they lay: two young pintail drakes ready to turn into duck dinner. But a duck on the ground is a far cry from a beautifully browned duck coming out of the oven. Not everybody…

Four Waterfowl Products for January Hunting

  By Mark Fike Christmas is nearly here as I write this and while this article is not really for a Christmas gear list, it could be used as such if you have an avid waterfowler that is close to…

Items Not To Overlook When Traveling For A Waterfowl Hunt

  By Josh Boyd Duck hunting usually comes down to one stark reality. Either you are in the flyway or you are not. If you are part of the fortunate who fall into the first category, weather and a timely…

6 Tips to Help Make You and Your Duck Blind Disappear

Properly brushed blind–This blind was properly brushed in the summer so the brown vegetation would match the winter background months later. By Mark Fike Duck season is here but based on the reports I have seen on the Ducks Unlimited…

Building Better Duck Blinds On A Budget

By Josh Boyd If you have ever watched any amount of waterfowl hunting on outdoor television, you would be led to believe that every hunter along the flyways of America spends most of their season nestled away in spacious duck…

Waiting on the Big Push of Ducks? Go For Woodies

By Mark Fike Each year waterfowlers are waiting with great anticipation for the so called “big flight” or “big push” of ducks to be shoved south across the United States from Canada. However, many years this event seems to stall…

Great American Wildlife

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