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Delta Waterfowl Ringnecks in Full Spring Migration Mode

Ring-necked ducks in Delta Waterfowl’s groundbreaking research project have started their northward journey toward the breeding grounds. During the March 7 through 17 reporting period, 31 ducks had begun spring migrations, according to an online update . The first started north in late February, and 21 more headed north in...


Waterfowling Notes Bring Affirmation, Surprises

Hunting journals let us revel in past hunts. Better, they provide tremendous insights for future efforts. I’ve written about this before , telling waterfowlers what details they should record in their journals and how they can interpret that to improve hunting. But while paging through my records recently, I wondered...


Delta Waterfowl March 2019 Migration Report

Snows and blues are on the move in the Central, Mississippi and Atlantic flyways. Here's the scoop on the latest hotspots, courtesy of our friends at Delta Waterfowl . Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


Delta Waterfowl Ringneck Update: Ducks on the Move

Spring might seem like a distant rumor to Northern states, but Delta Waterfowl’s marked ring-necked ducks have already started their spring migration. From Feb. 21 through March 6, according to an online update of the organization’s groundbreaking ringneck project, three of the effort’s birds were on the move. The extreme...


Why it Sometimes Makes Sense to Hunt Ducks at Midday

Duck hunting might seem strange without pre-dawn boat rides, headlamps illuminating decoy setups and the sense of anticipation that arrives with first light. But sometimes, you can’t hunt the early morning or last-hour flights. In fact, during some situations, it actually makes sense to hunt during midday rather than holding...


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...


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 .


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2019 SHOT Show: New Realtree Timber Camo Products

Realtree's newest camo pattern, Realtree Timber™, made its debut on hunting apparel and gear at the 2019 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, and was a huge hit. Timber is Realtree's most effective and lifelike camo pattern for flooded timber. We like to say it's "Carved from the Delta." Just check...


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...


The Duck Blog Dog Reviews the Waterfowl Season

Sniff. Hmm. Sniff, sniff. Hey, the Duck Blogger is cooking lunch. And it smells like that big greenhead I retrieved at Bob’s brother’s slough in October. I’d get up and try to steal some, but I know what he’ll say. “It’s not dinner time for dogs.” Broken record, I’m telling...


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18 New Wingshooting and Waterfowl Shotguns in Realtree Max-5 Camo

Need a new duck or goose gun in Realtree Max-5 camo? We have the lineup of lineups for you. Check out these 18 guns that were on display at the 2019 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. And try not to salivate on your phone while you’re at it.


The Waterfowling Problem Solvers

Like most folks, waterfowlers have problems; some — that is, me — more than others, but that’s a story for another time. But back to the subject. From time to time, waterfowlers get frustrated. This doesn’t work. That doesn’t work. No, we’re not looking for easy, simple answers. But wouldn’t...


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