Waterfowl

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…

A Beretta A300 Outlander 12-gauge shotgun lies in a spread of waterfowl gear.
Overview of the Beretta A300 Outlander

A waterfowl hunter’s best friend, the Beretta A300 Outlander shotgun offers versatility, quality, and affordability…

A hunter walks through the Arizonan landscape in search of birds.
Landmark Legislation of the 116th Congress and Upland Birds

Congressional leaders passed plenty of high-end conservation bills from 2019-20, but also let two key…

The Tastiest Little Ducks – HerUpland Episode #8

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

Why Try Non-Lead Hunting Ammunition? – HerUpland Episode #6

Hear why many hunters are motivated to use non-lead ammunition Wildlife and human health are…

A duck hunter carries his decoys and harvested mallards
Largest National Wildlife Refuge Expansion Proposal in Recent History Accepted by Interior Department

The plan expands refuges by 2.1M acres, open up new hunting opportunities for the first…

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…

A German Wirehaired Pointer retrieves a duck from a lake
Versatile Breeds as Waterfowl Dogs

The value of versatile hunting dog breeds extends beyond the field and into the duck…

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…

A young duck hunter set up in a swamp
Duck Hunting Advice to a Younger Me

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

A greater Scaup diving duck opens his wings on open water.
Greater Scaup – A Closer Look at the Blue-billed Diving Duck

The greater scaup is a diving duck with coastal hunting opportunities The greater scaup (Aythya…

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 flock of blue-winged teal flies above a marsh
Florida’s Battle for Public Land Hunting

Florida is the “canary in the coal mine” in battle between development versus public land…