Shotshell Reloading – How to on Shotgun Reloading Steel

February 22, 2010 by  

Shotshell Reloading – How to on Shotgun Reloading Steel

By Robert MacKillop “Rob MacK” I have put together this information to help those who would like to start loading their own steel shot loads but are not sure how to start. These steps and tools are the basic ingredients I use to produce my shells. Others may have different ways of doing business but [...]

Mississippi Duck Hunt

November 18, 2009 by  

Mississippi Duck Hunt

By Tammy Sapp I’m not usually the kind of woman who hollers out to perfect strangers in public. But, my choices were continue lurking around a Memphis airport telephone booth or find out if the two women strolling by, one in a camouflage jacket, were my ride to Hunter’s Paradise Lodge. “Hey, are you Shannon?” [...]

Gaining Landowner Permission is a Real Job

November 12, 2009 by  

Gaining Landowner Permission is a Real Job

By Mike Nobles (username: mnobles23) Have you ever scouted out a great piece of land or water, watched dozens upon dozens of greenheads circle or thousands of geese onto its surface only to see a dreaded “no trespassing” sign on the nearest fence? Or maybe you’re like many other hunters that are just tired of [...]

First Limit

October 20, 2009 by  

First Limit

As the orange sun began to set on the blue and gray North Dakota sky, I was truly amazed at what I was experiencing. Standing next to our truck, I watched in utter disbelief as hundreds upon hundreds of ducks, (pintails, mallards, wigeon) and other species starting descending into the surrounding potholes. A few hours [...]

The Worst Hunting Day of My Life

February 11, 2009 by  

The Worst Hunting Day of My Life

by Bernie Eckert Editor Note: This essay was submitted to us by a high school teacher for one of her students. Have you ever had one of those days when everything goes wrong? Well, trust me, you haven’t had a bad day until you go duck hunting and everything goes wrong. Back in the day, [...]

Josh’s Duck Strips

February 5, 2009 by  

Josh’s Duck Strips

Josh’s Duck Strips – Duck Recipe Yields Two Duck Breasts – An easy, yet quick way to enjoy your ducks in a unique way.  One of my favorite duck recipes. Marinade Needs (You may want to change upon your own taste) ¾ cup A1 Steak Sauce ¾ cup Heinz 57 Steak Sauce 2 tbsp French [...]

Internet Scouting – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

February 3, 2009 by  

Internet Scouting – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

It was early in the morning while we eyed our watches waiting for shooting time. Mallards were constantly buzzing our heads in their pursuit to land in our decoys. Finally, the little hand hit the 12 and the game was on. 15 minutes later, myself and my 2 close friends were picking up the decoys [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Lanyard Instructions

December 17, 2008 by  

Lanyard Instructions

By Erik Laing As waterfowlers, we are often the do-it-yourself types. After all, when it really counts our equipment needs to simply enough, work. It’s important when you’re trying to trick the wariest of opponents, protect us from Mother Nature, and keep us comfortable. It’s no wonder why most people don’t make or maintain a [...]

The Four Subspecies of the Common Eider in North America

December 17, 2008 by  

The Four Subspecies of the Common Eider in North America

By The Downeast Duck Hunter The Hudson Bay Eider, note the band on it’s leg… Due to my proximity in Downeast Maine, I figure that almost 100% of my duck hunting takes place on the Atlantic Ocean. Within my bag exists the likes of the bufflehead, common goldeneye, old squaw, lesser scaup, merganser, butter bill [...]

How to Paint Black Duck Decoys

December 17, 2008 by  

How to Paint Black Duck Decoys

By John “crewchief252″ Potts This month, I thought we would do an easy duck decoy. A black duck is a good first decoy, very little fancy techniques, a few basic colors, and you have a nice working decoy that will bring in the birds. Mars Black Titanium White Ultramarine Blue Yellow Ochre Raw Sienna First [...]

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