Brad Stefanoni

Brad Stefanoni grew up hunting quail and waterfowl in southeast Kansas, where for the past 20 years he’s been passing on what he learned to his wife and their two sons. His diverse background includes work as a biologist, a science education center director, an outdoor writer and a developer of public/private partnerships. With a degree in wildlife biology, Brad’s current work-in-progress is transforming his family’s 80-acre farm into a living laboratory of upland and wetland habitat. His passions include spending time with his family and black Labrador retriever pursuing waterfowl and upland birds, and fly fishing.

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Preparing for the Next Bird Season

Off-season tips and planning strategies to make the most of your next hunting season I…

Duck decoys with Texas rigged decoy weights hang in a group
How to Make Custom Texas Rig Decoy Anchors

Do-it-yourself instructions for making these convenient decoy anchor setups The older I get, the more often…

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Duck Hunting Advice to a Younger Me

With age and experience comes wisdom; for this duck hunter, the ability to travel back…

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Gear Review: Beretta A400 Xplor Action Shotgun

Reviewing the versatile semiautomatic shotgun offering from Beretta I am not sure exactly when it…

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Understanding Bobwhite Quail Behavior

Think like a naturalist to unlock clues in upland bird habitat, behavior, and patterns. Sometimes…

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Hunting Mid-Season Stale Ducks

Think differently and “do the opposite” to try to outsmart mid-season ducks that have grown…

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How to Hunt Pheasant by Yourself

Hunting alone? Don’t miss these crucial tips for outwitting late-season roosters on your own I…

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Hunting Road Trip Packing List

Prepare for your next bird hunting trip with this helpful packing list I am a…

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Duck Blind Quick Tips and Hacks

The perfect duck blind may not exist, but these tips will help improve your setup…

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Pushing and Blocking Method of Pheasant Hunting

This old-fashioned method of hunting pheasants combines tradition and history into an effective method of…

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Preparing for Waterfowl Hunting Season

These tips will help you get ready for duck season and make the most of…

a youth hunter holds a shotgun while hunting grouse and woodcock.
A Guide to Youth Shotguns

If you are in the market to buy a youth shotgun this guide will help…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Used Shotgun

Here’s a how-to guide from a former gun shop employee on buying a used shotgun…