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Wood, Polycarb or Acrylic? Which Duck Call is Best for You?

We all know there are many different types of duck calls on the market. Old timers swear by wood; many of us started out with polycarbonate models, and the "pros" seem to all blow acrylic calls. So which one is best? In this episode of "The X," the Fowled Reality...


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Stoney Creek 12 Gauge Waterfowl Jacket

The new Stoney Creek 12 Gauge Waterfowl Jacket is specifically designed for the duck hunter. The exclusive featherlite 3-layer fabric is waterproof and highly breathable and with room across the back for raising arms to shoot, as well as pockets carefully positioned so as not to obstruct your shot, this...


5 Decoy Mistakes that Cost You Ducks

Nothing is more frustrating than watching working ducks fail to commit at the last minute. We wonder what went wrong. Perhaps it’s poor concealment; maybe the dog moved. But often times, it’s our decoys. When confronted with such a circumstance, many hunters simply move the spread around in a haphazard...


The X: Epic Point-Blank Mallard Hunt in Alberta

The Fowled Reality crew brings you the second 2014 episode of The X, Realtree's all-new waterfowling webisode. The crew is in Alberta, and after putting in serious scouting time , they've found the perfect setup on a small pothole. The mallards are pouring in, and the shots are close. See...


Advanced Duck Scouting Tips

Sometimes you'll find success by spending a little less time hunting and a lot more time scouting. In this video tip, the crew of Fowled Reality, hosts of Realtree's all-new waterfowling webisode called The X, show the importance of finding roosting areas, feeding areas, and loafing areas, and then putting...


Huge Non-Resident License Fee Increase in Michigan

In a perfect example of legislature ruling without considering the consequences, the state of Michigan recently raised its non-resident annual small game license by more than 100 percent and removed any temporary license option for waterfowlers. In the past, Michigan’s waterfowl licensing included both seasonal and temporary permits available to...


Wildfowling Gear - The Seeland Wetland Collection

As a sportsman, it is always fascinating to see how quickly your surroundings can change and often over a short distance. One day you could be stalking deer from a high seat and the next shooting high birds in the rolling hills. The variation of hunting is fantastic, but it...


New Dog Gear for Waterfowlers

Over the past several weeks, we’ve explored a lot of new gear available to waterfowlers in 2014. Not to leave any member of the hunting party out, it’s time to look into gear for our wingmen in the blind: retrievers. Without question my personal favorite aspect of waterfowl hunting is...


New Duck and Goose Blinds for 2014

Today’s layout blinds come in a variety of styles based on function. Some are designed for ease of mobility. Others feature a low-profile look for wary birds and a lack of field cover. Some concentrate on comfort. In this edition of our new product review, we'll see examples of each...


New Waterfowl Apparel for 2014

We're rounding third in our series of review columns, but the final two may be the most important: apparel and dog equipment. Today, we look into gear for ourselves; up next, it's items for our best companions. Possibly no other category has advanced more the last few years as waterfowl...


Running Your Own Duck Shoot.

The DIY Flightpond A flight pond is an open area of fresh water or marsh used by wildfowl in the evening, when they flight from their daytime resting places on estuaries or large water bodies in order to feed. Flight ponds can therefore provide wildfowl shooting at dusk. Duck can...


New Duck and Goose Calls for 2014

As watefowlers, we live with our calls. We carry them everywhere in the truck, and blow them all season long. Perhaps it's the mystique: somewhere in that call is the secret to never-ending success. This year, call makers are introducing models for all of our likings -- and budgets --...


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