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Manitoba Trust Grant Will Help Delta Produce More Ducks

Delta Waterfowl was recently awarded $100,000 from Manitoba’s new Conservation Trust to build and install 500 Hen Houses in the province during Winter 2019-’20. The grant is one of the first round of projects approved through the $102 million trust. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister and Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires...


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Realtree United Country Spotlight: New York, Tennessee, Missouri, Idaho and Arizona Hunting Land for Sale

Realtree United Country Hunting Properties is pleased to announce a new partnership that will provide a resource to the hunter seeking hunting land of their own. This is the second installment of a bi-weekly spotlight. Check out the showcasing of properties below. You may also go to RealtreeUC.com to see...


5 Reasons You're Not Killing Ducks on Public Land

Public land: Those words carry a special weight when describing a hunt, especially in sometimes high-pressure world of waterfowling . Finding success at spots open to everyone — public water, wildlife areas, walk-in properties and others — can be challenging. (Thanks, Capt. Obvious.) Birds have been harassed, spots are burned...


6 Signs That You’re Not Easing Gracefully Into Waterfowling’s Off-Season

Your waders hang motionless in the basement, and the dog finally seems to smell like something other than marsh muck. Yep, waterfowling ’s off-season is in full swing. That doesn’t mean you have to accept this period of forced inactivity. In fact, some hardcore hunters seemingly refuse to ease into...


Hard-Hitting Waterfowl Loads: Federal Black Cloud TSS

You might say I had a sneak peek into a smashing future. As you’ve probably heard, Federal has introduced Federal Premium Black Cloud TSS waterfowl shells, designed to deliver hard-hitting performance on high-flying ducks and geese . The blended loads feature No. 7 or 9 tungsten super shot with BB...


How to Hunt Ducks and Geese in Any Weather

Weather might affect waterfowl hunting more than any other outdoor pursuit. It dictates when and even where they move. Shoot, it pretty much determines if they’ll even be in your hunting area. Meteorologists seemingly like to taunt waterfowlers, promising north winds, plunging barometers and cooler temps but then delivering the...


Delta Waterfowl's Ringnecks Flock to Minnesota and Michigan

Minnesota and Michigan were the places to be in late April for ring-necked ducks in Delta Waterfowl ’s groundbreaking research effort. Twenty-six of the 49 marked ringnecks from which researchers received data were in those states, and eight others were in Ontario. In an online update covering April 16 through...


How Duck Hunters Can Cultivate a Positive Image

Hunters worry — or at least they should — about presenting a good image of their lifestyle to nonhunters. Waterfowlers are no different. Putting our best collective foot forward has never been more important, as hunter numbers nationwide continue to shrink . Why the public relations push? Fellow hunters already...


How to Hide Your Dog While Duck Hunting

As we dream and scheme how to hide our faces, guns and forms so ducks and geese won’t pick us out, we often forget about concealing our canine helpers. Yes, in many situations, we need to hide our dogs. That’s not a difficult job, but we still need to put...


DIY Planning Tips for Out-of-State Waterfowl Hunts

Every hunter’s heart holds some wanderlust, and waterfowlers are no different. In fact, we seem to love setting off for far-flung destinations and exotic locales. But our schemes must delve deeper than just identifying a spot, dreaming up a great hunt and filling the gas tank. Address these considerations before...


Decoy Tricks for the Toughest Ducks and Geese

When you’re on the X and times are good, decoys can become an afterthought. Throw a few over there. Toss a few upwind. Heck, make a J if you feel inspired. During tougher times and when chasing educated birds , however, your fakes become more important. That stiff, motionless J...


Delta Waterfowl April Migration Report

Snows and blues have pushed into the northern United States and Canada. Here's Delta Waterfowl 's final 2018-2019 migration report. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


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