Waterfowl Gear & Technique

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Non-Toxic Shot Buyer's Guide

It has been over 25 years since the ban on lead shot for hunting waterfowl took effect. In spite of this length of time, a tremendous amount of misinformation still exists regarding non-toxic shot.…
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Top 10 Waterfowl Destinations

Like anglers, duck hunters have their home waters they know well, but, just like fisherman, they dream of other places, destinations famous for the opportunities they offer. Sometimes those stories…
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Remington Versa Max Waterfowl Pro Shotgun

It is safe to say the Versa Max semiautomatic shotgun has secured a place in the pantheon of storied auto-loaders from Remington. For the past three years, the shotgun has redefined how auto-loaders…
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Inside The Duck Hunter's Blind Bag

All the essentials you’ll need for a day of waterfowling Back in the day, duck hunters didn’t carry blind bags into the field. I know my pop, now 75, and I didn’t. And the reason was simple: We didn’…
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Waterfowl Call Maintenance

As waterfowl hunters, there are topics of maintenance we tend to on a regular basis. We clean our shotguns, post-hunt, with almost a religious fervor. Boats are washed, decoys are organized and…
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Become A Better Duck Caller

It’s an old joke, but it’s quite appropriate given the topic here. A young man, an up-and-coming professional violinist and new to the Big City, asks a seasoned musician the question: “How do you get…
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Cabela's Northern Flight Decoy Bag

I’ve owned a lot of decoy bags since my first duck hunt in 1974. In fact, I’d hate to think how many decoy bags I’ve owned and lost or ruined or sunk over the past four decades. Some of these…
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Private Land Waterfowling: How to Ask Permission

It’s true. There are some incredible public-land waterfowling opportunities scattered across this great nation of ours. Take, for instance, the Columbia River. Or Kansas’ Cheyenne Bottoms. The…
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5 Things You Should Have in Your Blind Bag

Things happen, guns fail and the perfect hiding spot isn’t always readily available. These things surmise the life of duck hunters who spend their time outdoors in the most unforgiving conditions.…
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Goose Call Buyer's Guide

The satisfaction of watching a group of Canada geese confidently landing 10 feet in front of you is undeniable, especially when your well-rehearsed calling convinced them to commit. Most air-driven…
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How-To Size A Dog Vest & Buyer's Guide

One bird shy of a three-man waterfowl limit and Hunter (my yellow lab) continued to show the same anticipation as with the first retrieve. Hunter’s neoprene vest had performed flawlessly in a…
News & Tips: 3 Ways to Find Your Waterfowl Honey Hole...
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3 Ways to Find Your Waterfowl Honey Hole

Instead of following all the other waterfowl hunters to areas where pressure is heavy on ducks, geese and other acquatic game birds., search for out-of-the- way waters where there is very little…