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Crafty Lines to Extend Waterfowl Hunts

You’ve been there: Anticipation of a frenzied first-light flight slowly gives way to empty skies and depression. And minutes later, one of your buddies starts talking about quitting early . Of course, giving up only guarantees failure. But how do you keep your pessimistic friends in the field for a...


How to Make Good Goose Hunts Even Better

Waterfowling provides many striking moments, but few can rival the instant when approaching geese set their wings and begin that telltale glide into your lap. Great goose hunts burn into your memory forever. But sometimes, potentially great hunts fall short. Maybe birds don’t act right. Perhaps we goof up a...


Best Tips for Snow Goose Hunting: You Have to Try These

A poor 2018 hatch means the Spring 2019 return flight of lesser snow geese is comprised mainly of adults, and that equals tough hunting. Don't despair. The guys at Fowled Reality have some great tips for success during tough years. Give them a try this conservation season , and help...


Pro Fixes for Finishing Ducks and Geese

You’ve been there. Birds eye your spread from afar, tip their wings, bank hard across the wind and zip toward you … only to pass by at marginal range. Or land short. Or flare and disappear. Some days, ducks and geese won’t finish. Maybe they’re pressured and skittish, but usually,...


Delta's First-Duck Pin Program Continues to Roll

Delta Waterfowl continues to bring new waterfowl hunters into the sport by awarding youngsters with First-Duck Pins and certificates of recognition for taking their first waterfowl . Realtree is the Official Camo Conservation Partner of Delta Waterfowl, and the Presenting Sponsor of Delta’s First Hunt and First-Duck Pin programs, which...


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Great Camo Patterns for Deer Hunting This Season

It’s that time of year again. We’re going through withdrawals because, for most, turkey season is practically over for another year and deer season is still four or five months away. Hunters are looking at gear. Buying it when their spouses will let them. ( Check out these awesome deals...


Delta Waterfowl February 2019 Migration Report

Heading out for spring snows ? The experts at Delta Waterfowl have inside information about the hottest areas. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


Duck Blog Readers Make Their Voices Heard

With almost three years and several hundred waterfowl pieces in the cybersphere, the Duck Blog has covered a lot of ground. Along the way, we’ve met loads of great folks and shared experiences with loyal readers. In the spirit of reflection — and because, as you’ve guessed, I have nothing...


How to Screw Up Your Duck and Goose Decoys

You can goof up waterfowl hunts in many fashions (as I’ve pointed out frequently via painful personal experience). Sometimes, that involves overlooking seemingly tiny decoy considerations. So, if you’re interested in blowing potentially great mornings and giving yourself headaches, use these tips to screw up your decoy spreads next season...


Delta Waterfowl: Cleaning and Cooking Ducks

Duck and goose hunters can clean, store and cook birds in many ways. This video from our friends at Delta Waterfowl shows how to efficiently take your harvest from marsh to table. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


The X: Kansas Waterfowl: Swarms of Ducks

Want swarms of ducks ? Clouds of geese? Check out Fowled Reality's recent hunt in Kansas. Trust me, you'll want to watch it again. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


Locked in Duck Hunting's Off-Season Cycle

The backwater bog bubbled with flapping wings and squealing forms, as several dozen — shoot, maybe 100 — wood ducks flushed at my approach and fled skyward. Some zipped low over the cattails on their way to hidden creeks, but others simply fluttered a few feet and then plopped down...


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