Waterfowl

Historic etching of two duck hunters shooting ducks from a sink box
History of the Sinkbox

Explore the rich history of sinkboxes, from their construction and purpose to their use, throughout…

A perfectly cooked goose breast sliced and ready to serve
Delicious Canada Goose Breast Recipe

Transform Canada goose breast into a culinary delight with our unique recipe. Say goodbye to…

A Standard Poodle trained for hunting
Standard Poodle – Hunting Dog Breed

Think Poodles are just for show? Think again! Dive into the world of Poodles as…

A black and white photo of Texas waterfowl hunters using a steer to duck hunt
Hunting Ducks Over Cattle: The Trained Waterfowling Steers of Texas

Explore the fascinating tradition of waterfowl hunting over trained steers in Texas during the late…

A pair of Sandhill cranes (Antigone canadensis) standing together
The Sandhill Crane: Habitat, Life History, and Hunting

Whether they’re considered an upland bird or waterfowl, sandhill cranes are an emblem of North…

a greater white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons)
Greater White-Fronted Goose – The Elusive Specklebelly

Life history, biology, identification, and habitat of the Greater White-Fronted Goose The greater white-fronted goose…

A flock of snow geese flying in North Dakota
Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) – Waterfowl Species Profile

A closer look at the biology, history, and habitat of the snow goose. The snow…

Barnegat Bay Sneakbox in Four Months in a Sneak Boat
Legacy of the Barnegat Bay Sneakbox

The Barnegat Bay Sneakbox is a waterfowling boat legacy that has lasted generations and adpated…

A waterfowl hunter walks out of a marsh.
Discovering BioAmmo: Investing in Biodegradable Shotshells for a Cleaner Environment

Two hunters’ quest to leave as small of a footprint as possible leads them to…

Snow geese take flight.
Let it Snow: The Story of a Waterfowler’s First Snow Goose Hunt

A long-time waterfowl hunter experiences the thrill of her first light goose hunts, back-to-back tales…

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 rests on a duck blind.
Beretta A300 Outlander – Shotgun Review

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

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…

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…

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…