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 […]

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 […]

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