Duck

Do You Speak Duck? Take This Duck Calling Quiz to Find Out

Some days, ducks are suckers for a call … almost any call. On other days, even world champion duck callers can’t get them to even turn their heads. Yet calling is an important and intriguing part of waterfowl hunting. It’s a skill that takes a hunting lifetime to master. And if you ask the best, they’ll all say, “I could always be better.”

Ponds & Potholes: Taking Advantage of Late Season Duck Magnets

After enduring months of hunting pressure on sprawling lakes, bays and sounds, there’s nothing a late-season duck wants more than a quiet, secluded spot to hide out. Small, neglected potholes and ponds are magnets for January ducks and hotspots for the hunter who takes the time to locate these gems.

How Hunters Fund Conservation Through the Federal Duck Stamp Program

Many of the people who buy a federal Duck Stamp probably don’t realize how important this conservation program has been to the healthy duck and goose populations we now enjoy across the United States and Canada.

4 Common Duck Hunting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

With duck populations at the peak of long-term averages, expectations for every hunt are always high. The reality is, even when ducks are plentiful, hunts can fall short of expectations. And it may be due to the fact that hunters are making one of the four mistakes outlined below. However, the good news is, these blunders can be easily fixed.

Wisconsin Early Teal Season Tests Duck Identification Skills

WisconsinEarlyTealSeason blogFor the first time in the northern hunting region history, Wisconsin decided to hold an experimental early teal season. This early season was slated for seven days and hunters were only able to shoot blue-winged or green-winged teal.

Choke Tubes and Practice: Keys to Being a Better Shot

With the duck season now closed almost everywhere, images of unfilled limits of ducks or geese linger on my mind along with all the mistakes I made. Perhaps you have started pulling your decoys and started cleaning them up for next year, too? Or, maybe you started putting your shotguns away in exchange for your favorite fishing rods? If some of you are like me, you are also thinking about those missed ducks and that wasted time spent chasing down cripples and wondering how that happened in the first place. Perhaps, like me, as well, you're kicking yourself for not practicing more?