Welcome to DHC – Freeway Sports Center

January 23, 2009 by  

Welcome to DHC – Freeway Sports Center

We have a new sponsor here at DuckHuntingChat.com – Freeway Sports Center out of Fenton, MI. Their website is www.freeway-sports.com. Freeway Sports has been in the market of selling new and used duck hunting boats for over 20 years. They stock Mud Buddy, Beavertail, War Eagle, and Polarkraft products. They always keep a wide selection [...]

Delta Waterfowl Comments on Computer Models

January 9, 2009 by  

Delta Waterfowl Comments on Computer Models

Note to Waterfowl Managers: Computer models can’t evaluate the impact of your actions on the waterfowling culture by Dan Nelson – Delta Magazine Editor My passion for hunting was fired by the outdoor writers of another time, men with made-up-sounding names like Ted Trueblood, Nash Buckingham, Gordon MacQuarrie, Gene Hill and Grits Gresham. Perhaps you’ve [...]

Welcome to DHC – Flyway US Bird Bands Record Book

January 6, 2009 by  

Welcome to DHC – Flyway US Bird Bands Record Book

We have a new sponsor here at DuckHuntingChat.com – Flyway LLC Their website is www.flyway.us. They are developing the offical FLYWAY BAND RECORD BOOK, where waterfowlers can submit their band record into history.  This will be the largest compilation of banding report information in North America.  This is your chance to be a part of [...]

Raise Money for Delta Waterfowl Just By Searching the Web

December 30, 2008 by  

Raise Money for Delta Waterfowl Just By Searching the Web

Below is a press release that is an easy way to raise money for Delta Waterfowl.  It’s definitely worth checking out! Dear Delta Waterfowl Supporters, Recently it has come to light that there is an easy way to raise money for Delta Waterfowl and its programs. A computer and a need for information is all [...]

Prairie Pothole Region Finally Getting Moisture

December 30, 2008 by  

Prairie Pothole Region Finally Getting Moisture

As I write this out of my Bismarck, ND office, it’s still snowing.  When I woke up and turned on the television, they announced that we had broken the single month record of snow ever in a month timespan since it’s been recorded (around a century).  The first thing came to my mind – the [...]

DuckHuntingChat.com Got a Facelift

December 29, 2008 by  

DuckHuntingChat.com Got a Facelift

Sometimes change is good, I’m hoping this to be the case of the new DuckHuntingChat.com site. This site has come a long ways the past 5 1/2 years, and it has grown due to the great community. I’d like to give back with more features and more information that has been graciously provided by your [...]

USFWS to Establish National Wildlife Refuge in Pennsylvania

December 23, 2008 by  

USFWS to Establish National Wildlife Refuge in Pennsylvania

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today approved the establishment of Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Pennsylvania. The Service has established a boundary for the refuge, encompassing 20,466 acres in Monroe and Northampton counties, within which it may begin acquiring nationally significant habitat for wildlife as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. [...]

Painting a Drake Mallard Decoy

December 23, 2008 by  

Painting a Drake Mallard Decoy

By John Potts In this article, I wrote it to be a very simple gunner paint job. But at the end, I put a few techniques to fancy it up a bit. If you’re planning on trying that, read the entire article before you start to paint the decoy. COLOR LIST=Gesso ( white ), Titanium [...]

Calculated Shotgun Shell Pellet Count

December 23, 2008 by  

Calculated Shotgun Shell Pellet Count

The pellet count in shotgun shells is useful information for hunters and reloaders. Sometimes manufacturers’ shot counts are hard to find. People commonly post on the DHC Shotshell, Reloading, Ballistics, and Choke Forum requesting pellet counts for various loadings. For my own use, I assembled the following tables which give the calculated pellet counts for [...]

15 Below Goose Hunt

December 23, 2008 by  

15 Below Goose Hunt

If you’re an extreme waterfowler, you have to be a little nuts. I’ve experienced and read about more stories of guys doing crazy things, all in the pursuit of some birds. I’ve heard of guys braving high waves and nasty tides in the Pacific Northwest in layout boats with many “close calls”. I’ve heard of [...]

New Army Corps/EPA Wetlands Guidance Highlights Need for Congressional Action

December 22, 2008 by  

New Army Corps/EPA Wetlands Guidance Highlights Need for Congressional Action

The guidance released yesterday from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers on wetlands jurisdiction does not address a delayed permitting process, and highlights the need for a legislative solution to the regulatory quagmire that has followed in the wake of the Rapanos v. United States Supreme Court decision, according to Ducks [...]

ALUS WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

December 18, 2008 by  

ALUS WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

ALUS WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD Delta Waterfowl’s partnership with Canadian Prairie farmers paying big dividends for ducks The momentum for Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS), Delta’s flagship waterfowl habitat conservation program, continues with the November 27, 2008 awarding of Manitoba’s prestigious Excellence in Sustainability Award to Delta Waterfowl and our Manitoba farm group partner, Keystone Agricultural [...]

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