Concealing Field Blinds

December 17, 2008 by  

Concealing Field Blinds

Peas Without a doubt, the introduction of layout blinds is one of the biggest assets to field hunters in the past decade. Every year, existing models get makeovers adding better modifications. There are many brands on the market, and many models can be found of each. I’ve hunted out of most of the major brands [...]

Shotgun Shooting – The Art of Missing

December 17, 2008 by  

Shotgun Shooting – The Art of Missing

There has been a lot written about shooting shotguns and the different roles of shot size, chokes, etc. It seems to me that every article I have read about shooting agrees on one thing; you can have the right choke with the right load, but if you cannot shoot, it won’t matter. In my opinion, [...]

Tips for Cleaning Ducks & Geese

December 17, 2008 by  

Tips for Cleaning Ducks & Geese

Cleaning Ducks – Cleaning Geese – Wild Game Bird Cleaning By Chris Hustad This is one of my favorite ways to clean waterfowl, and I learned it around 15 years ago. It’s typically best for cleaning ducks, smaller Canada geese, snow geese and upland game birds. I do not recommend this method on big Canada [...]

Hunting Dog Basics

December 17, 2008 by  

Hunting Dog Basics

By PJ Maguire Dogs are companions, first and foremost. As hunters with retrievers, we should always keep that in mind when training, hunting or playing with our dogs. The vast majority of your retriever’s life will be spent going for walks and chasing butterflies, not hunting. However, it is easy for us to forget that [...]

Motion Decoys in your Spread

December 16, 2008 by  

Motion Decoys in your Spread

By PJ Maguire Nothing will cause wary waterfowl to stay clear of shotgun range like lifeless decoys. Allowing your duck or goose decoys to appear alive or have motion will increase your success in the water or field. Motion will bring birds closer to the decoys providing better and less-crippling shots. In this article, I [...]

Early Season Canada Goose Hunting Tips

December 16, 2008 by  

Early Season Canada Goose Hunting Tips

By Chris Hustad Resident Canada goose populations have exploded in recent years all over the country. It’s like night and day comparing the amount of geese around compared to the previous decade. As a result, there’s more and more hunters taking the field each September, and for good reason. If you’re new to the early [...]

Mossberg 835 Shotgun Cleaning Instructions

December 16, 2008 by  

Mossberg 835 Shotgun Cleaning Instructions

By L. Cater (aka greenster) Here’s the story on the Mossberg 835 shotgun. A friend purchased it for $25. It somehow made it to the bottom of a lake for 6 days before it was recovered. When it was brought to me the outside was clean, but I could not put in a shell or [...]

Hunting Teal in Nebraska

December 10, 2008 by  

Hunting Teal in Nebraska

By PJ Maguire Ever since I heard of the early teal seasons held by states south of Minnesota and North Dakota, I have wanted to participate in one of these hunts. When I first started hunting with my friend J.D. from Omaha, he told me tales of hunting these little ducks in September. Finally, this [...]

The Memories Through a Duck Band

December 10, 2008 by  

The Memories Through a Duck Band

By PJ Maguire I met Dave Easton in the fall of 2000 at the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks. Dave had a burning passion to pursue game in the outdoors and a Jeep. I had three-dozen mallard floaters and knowledge of waterfowl passed down from [...]

The Year of the Juvies

December 10, 2008 by  

The Year of the Juvies

My phone rang from a good buddy of mine who just got back from hunting Canada in September. “Chris, you’re not going to believe the amount of juvies!” If you’re a snow goose hunter, I’m sure you’ve heard this a few times or at least variations of it. This is a call a guy loves [...]

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