Hunting Retriever Stand – How to Build

January 4, 2013 by  
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Hunting Retriever Stand – How to Build

If you’re going to duck hunt with a retriever, you have to have a hunting retriever stand. There are just too many places you can’t take a dog without one. Most guys who hunt, have some sort of old deer stand they can lock on a tree to use when hunting flooded timber, (if you [...]

Hunting Ducks in the Field

September 12, 2012 by  
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Hunting Ducks in the Field

By Jason Mitchell For many duck hunters, duck hunting is all about cattails and mud, ducks splashing on the water with a wet retriever shaking in the blind. Field hunting opportunities are not present everywhere but in the heartland of the Midwest; mallards routinely get conditioned to feed on waste grain, wheat, barley and other [...]

Wood Duck Hunting Tips – Creek Hunting

March 6, 2012 by  
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Wood Duck Hunting Tips – Creek Hunting

Wood Duck Hunting Tips by James Benben The first major wood duck hunting tip you need to know is that they’re not a very decoy friendly bird. They will be at the beginning of the season, but after that different measures need to be taken. There are three main approaches to killing woodies. Pass shooting [...]

Vermont Duck Hunting

April 11, 2011 by  
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Vermont Duck Hunting

By Cam MacKugler When you think about it, waterfowl hunting is pretty simple, perhaps the most simplistic type of hunting you can do. Really, you just need to hide from the ducks, throw out some decoys and sound like a duck, and chances are you will come home with at least one bird. Overall duck [...]

Field Mallard Hunting

February 10, 2011 by  
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Field Mallard Hunting

By Chris Hustad There’s a lot of different ways to hunt ducks. You can field hunt, open water hunt, hunt shallow potholes, hunt flooded timber, pass shoot refuges, etc. etc. Every state has it’s own unique landscape, it’s own flyways, it’s own style of hunting. This philosophy definitely applies to duck hunting in North Dakota. [...]

Greenhead Mallards

October 20, 2010 by  
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Greenhead Mallards

By Doug Leier North Dakota has such an array of duck species nesting in the state there’s a good chance most hunters will remember a teal, gadwall, pintail or shoveler as their first duck and instead of a mallard. And there’s nothing wrong with that, nothing wrong with bragging about the first duck regardless of [...]

Choke Tube Decisions

July 20, 2010 by  
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Choke Tube Decisions

Shotgun Patterning: Things to Consider By Chase Moore For any waterfowl hunter, whether it be the once a year guy, the weekend warrior, or the seasoned guide, nothing could be more disappointing than having a bird work into your spread and when the time comes to shoot, you miss all three shots. Well, I guess [...]

Duck Boat Camo Stencils

May 21, 2010 by  
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Duck Boat Camo Stencils

By Drew Hall I’ve always searched for good stencils and never been able to find them. So, I decided to make some. It’ll take an hour or so to cut them out once you’ve printed them, but it’ll be worth it in the end. All in all its a four to five step process, depending [...]

Shotshell Reloading – How to on Shotgun Reloading Steel

February 22, 2010 by  
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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 [...]

Josh’s Duck Strips

February 5, 2009 by  
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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  
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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 [...]

Painting a Drake Mallard Decoy

December 23, 2008 by  
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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 [...]

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