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Florida's Overlooked Duck Hunting

Biologists say up to 25 percent of the Atlantic Flyway duck population winters in Florida: somewhere between 2 million and 4 million birds. But unlike many other top waterfowl states, much of…
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Waterfowl Waders Buyer's Guide

Aside from a shotgun and nontoxic shot, waders are the most important tool in a waterfowler’s arsenal. Decoy setup, retrieving downed birds, crossing sloughs on the way to your honeyhole and hunting…
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Finding Public Land for Duck Hunting

We were hunting woodcock and ruffed grouse when we stumbled onto two dozen mallards loafing away the day in a beaver pond. As the hens and drakes lifted off we watched in amazement. The property, a…
News & Tips: Do You Speak Duck? Take This Duck Calling Quiz to Find Out...
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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…
News & Tips: Ponds & Potholes: Taking Advantage of Late Season Duck Magnets...
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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…
News & Tips: How Hunters Fund Conservation Through the Federal Duck Stamp Program...
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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…
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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…
News & Tips: Wisconsin Early Teal Season Tests Duck Identification Skills...
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Wisconsin Early Teal Season Tests Duck Identification Skills

For 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…
News & Tips: Fix These 7 Early Teal Season Mistakes...
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Fix These 7 Early Teal Season Mistakes

  Cinnamon teal ducks in flight. Photo credit: Magnus Manske, commons.wikipedia.org   Hunters often look forward to early teal season as the first opportunity to hunt ducks for the year. The reason…
News & Tips: Duck hunting: 3 Tips for Early Season Teal Success...
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Duck hunting: 3 Tips for Early Season Teal Success

Blue-winged teal are very early migrators. One avid waterfowl hunter, Diamond Dunn of Corning, Arkansas, has said he's seen them in his area as early as the first week of August. A cold snap up north…
News & Tips: Choke Tubes and Practice: Keys to Being a Better Shot...
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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…
News & Tips: What Makes a Good Duck Call?
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What Makes a Good Duck Call?

Duck calling is definitely a work of art. I would also submit that it can be an acquired skill. I'm not as seasoned a duck hunter as others, although I love duck hunting and one of my New Year's…