Ducks

Two duck hunters wait in flooded timber while duck hunting.
Duck Hunting Tactics for Low-Action States

Not every state is equal when it comes to duck hunting. Explore these tactics if…

The Tastiest Little Ducks – HerUpland Episode #8

Teal are tiny, beautiful and delicious. Learn more about this zippy little duck from Michigan…

Grant St Germain with his duck tolling retriever on a waterfowl hunt.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers with Grant St. Germain: HDC Episode #22

Explore an old hunting method of luring ducks to the hunter using the fox-like Toller…

A hunter in a camouflaged kayak paddles in front of a mountain backdrop
How to Hunt Waterfowl from a Kayak

Take advantage of the versatility and accessibility that a small boat offers to duck hunters…

Duck hunters wait in a hunting blind with a black Labrador retriever
The Unspoken Etiquette of Duck Hunting

Part of being a public lands hunter is sharing the resource properly There’s a plague…

A male northern shoveler duck on a pond
Northern Shoveler Species Profile

Learn how to identify and hunt the duck with the unmistakable face You know how…

Historic etching of two duck hunters shooting ducks from a sink box
The History of Sink Box Hunting

Linking the mystery of a family heirloom shotgun to the historic practice of sink box…

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…

A layout blind for duck hunting next to decoys on a pond
Hunting Ducks From a Layout Blind

Learn how to use a layout blind to increase your versatility in hiding from birds…

Two male wood ducks fly against a wooded background
The Basics of Scouting for Ducks

Using sheer grit and determination to figure out where to find ducks I checked the…

A German shorthaired pointer looks at ducks in the sky from duck blind.
German Shorthaired Pointers for Waterfowl Hunting

I get a familiar question from clients at least a dozen times each month, “Can…

Duck hunting decoys float on the water
Common Decoy Spreads for Puddle Ducks and Divers

Advice for new duck hunters on decoy spreads When you get any waterfowlers to talk…

A mixed flock of ducks rises from a pond
Hunting Mid-Season Stale Ducks

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

A young duck hunter stands in an A-frame blind
A-Frame Style Duck Blinds

Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of this blind design that is growing in popularity…

Duck Blinds on a Budget

Try these tips for a natural duck blind without spending money on an expensive blind…

A duck hunter calls while hidden in a natural blind
Duck Blind Quick Tips and Hacks

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

A black lab sits by a pond ready to duck hunt
The Case Against Fair Weather Waterfowl Hunting

Foul-weather hunting can bring the best opportunities when other hunters are staying home There are…

Duck decoys float on a pond for a hunt
Preparing for Waterfowl Hunting Season

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

A duck blind beside a spread of decoys for hunting
An Overview of Duck Blinds

Understanding the types of duck blinds and the importance of effective concealment will create better…

A duck hunter sets up a small decoy spread.
Learning Small Decoy Spreads for Waterfowl

Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to duck decoy spreads Decoys and decoy spreads can be a…