DUCK DECOY STRATEGIES

When it comes to developing a good duck decoy spread you’ll often need a well thought out strategy and a bit of luck. Although duck season is primarily over it is never too early to discuss effective strategies. And when it comes to decoy spreads strategies can become quite complex and contradict each other. For  … Read more

DUCK CALL 101

While evidence of hunting calls are observant in Native American history from over 4000 years ago, the duck call did not gain popularity until the mid-1800s, and the first patent was not made until 1870. Ever since then, the duck call has been used for generations to lure in ducks by imitating their diverse calls.  … Read more

STAYING LEGAL WHILE HUNTING DUCKS

Duck hunting can be an enriching experience but it can easily become ruined if any state or federal laws are broken. While most waterfowl hunters are aware of laws, U.S. Fish and Wildlife officers are always out to find that one hunter who may not be in full accordance with the law. Illegal actions in  … Read more

DUCK HUNTING SAFETY TIPS

Although duck hunting is typically an enjoyable experience, it can quickly turn into a dangerous outing if you are not prepared. Whether it be exposure to the elements, isolated locations, lack of supplies, or firearm incidents, there are a whole range of variables that can affect a hunt. Plus, the risk of hunting varies due  … Read more

HOW WEATHER AFFECTS DUCK HUNTING

During a downpour of rain, someone will often make a comment like, “It looks like good weather for ducks.” Ducks and waterfowl love the type of weather that most people abhor, and bad weather is most often an avid duck hunter’s dream. When the rain starts to pour, most people run for shelter, but the  … Read more

IMPORTANT FUNDAMENTALS OF SHOOTING

Whether you’re an experienced hunter or a novice, you’ve undoubtedly experienced a problem that is common among waterfowl hunters of all levels—shooting and missing your target. It’s a frustrating problem among hunters. Basically, you do everything you can for a successful hunt. Your duck spread is laid out perfectly. The weather conditions are perfect. You  … Read more

FIVE TIPS FOR A MORE SUCCESSFUL DUCK HUNT

Have you ever been out hunting early in the morning and spotted a huge flock of ducks in the distance, crouched, and ready to shoot, only to discover that they either won’t land among your decoys or once they do, they fly off immediately? Not doubt, every hunter has witnessed the same problem, but the  … Read more

UNDERSTANDING DUCK HUNTING LINGO

Much like any other sport in the U.S. and other countries, duck hunting has its own jargon. With duck hunting, there are probably as many slang terms for the type of ducks, gear, and techniques, as there are different species of ducks. And, since there are so many different terms used for the sport, it’s  … Read more

HISTORY OF WATERFOWL HUNTING

Waterfowl hunting is as ingrained to American history as apple pie and baseball. Very few activities are out there that can match the genuine experience and level of appreciation towards the great outdoors that waterfowl hunting provides. Whether it be duck, goose, or swan, a waterfowl hunt is a piece of American heritage that continues  … Read more