Waterfowl

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…

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 British lab jumping into water
Defining the Differences of the British Lab and the American Lab

Discover the story of British Labrador Retrievers, their English development, and how the American Lab…

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…

"Chasse au Badinage" A duck tolling retriever attracts ducks in this historic depiction of duck hunting
Duck Tolling and the Murray River Retriever: HDC Episode #11

Discovering the Murray River Retriever and the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever In this episode,…

Curly coated retriever by Walter Weber
Curly-Coated, Flat-Coated, and Golden Retrievers: HDC Episode #10

Exploring the origins and current state of three retriever breeds from England This episode continues…

Painting of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever
The History of the Labrador and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers: HDC Episode #9

Tracing the stories of two retriever breeds with the same origin but vastly different paths…

General Custer and his Newfoundland Dog
The Origins of Retrievers: Hunting Dog Confidential Episode #8

Uncovering the truth of where and how the retriever breeds were developed Our exploration of…

Painting of two duck hunters and a spaniel in a canoe
From Hunting Spaniels to the Origins of Retrievers: HDC Episode #7

Exploring how spaniels and working dogs led to the early origins of the retrieving dog…

A duck flys out of puddle on a bird hunt.
A Introduction to Jump Shooting Ducks on Upland Hunts

Add some more variety to your next bird hunt by puddle jumping ducks Bird hunting…