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Drakes Only Day with Calcasieu Charter Service

Posted by Dick Jones on Mar 10, 2015 5:44:22 PM

Hunting-Ducks

Probably the most exciting time in my catalog of hunting memories are those seconds when ducks or geese are committed to the decoys, just before the hunters rise to shoot. I think this is because of the work and skill that goes into making this happen. First, decoys have to be set correctly for the conditions. Then, the birds must be spotted and attracted to check out the decoys while not alerting them it’s a ruse. During this time, the hunters must avoid detection and not overcall, tipping off the quarry. Finally, the moment of exposure must be timed correctly so the birds are in just the right place to allow the hunters a good shot.

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Topics: Hunting - Duck

Three Steps To Fixing A Broken Hunting Retriever

Posted by Derrek Sigler on Aug 7, 2014 8:48:00 AM

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It was a nightmare scenario for a hunting dog owner. The local festival fireworks display sent cannon-like reports thundering through the small town, loud enough to shake houses and knock picture off walls. It was also loud enough to scare dogs, including a tolling retriever named Kenai  near and dear to my family’s heart.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Upland, Hunting - Duck

Four Things You May Not Know About Duck Hunting Ammo

Posted by Derrek Sigler on Jul 28, 2014 11:11:00 AM

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If you’re like me, and you love hunting ducks and geese, then you too spend a lot of time with a shotgun in your hands. You probably sweat the details over your gear too. When you think about your ammo, however, there’s a few things you might not know that can make a huge difference in your success.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Duck

Five Steps to Layout Blind Success in Duck Hunting

Posted by Derrek Sigler on Jul 16, 2014 11:25:00 AM

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When I first started duck hunting, we didn’t have layout blinds. It’s not that they weren’t available, we just couldn’t afford them. A pit blind was out of the question too, as where I lived, they were illegal. So we camo’ed up the best we could and pulled nasty old burlap feed sacks over our feet. Honestly, we did pretty well. Either we did a pretty good job of getting covered up, or we had dumb birds. Either way, it worked.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Duck

Five Steps to Successful Duck Hunting

Posted by Derrek Sigler on Jul 1, 2014 1:43:00 PM

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The first rule I learned about waterfowl hunting is: be where the birds want to be. Good advice, but sometimes easier said than done. Scouting is a vital part of that and scouting locations early in the season and before is not only a smart move, but also a good way to keep you on your game year round.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Duck

Preparing for a Teal Hunt

Posted by Mia Anstine on Nov 12, 2013 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Duck

Teal Hunt Success and Recommendations

Posted by Mia Anstine on Oct 29, 2013 1:30:00 PM

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Duck

The Duck Hunting Journal - Xtreme Flyways - Entry Two

Posted by Adam Brassfield on Oct 3, 2013 12:19:00 PM

Have you ever met someone so dumb they could throw themselves down on the ground and miss? Well this teal season I was thinking that about the local weather tv personality. I mean if brains were leather, he would only have enough to saddle a fire fly. It was suppose to be nice, like cool September weather. Instead, the entire teal season was hot as hell. I just new after last years unbelieveable teal season that we, the pro-staff of Xtreme Flyways, was going to lay down some awesome footage the entire month. Yea, I felt like things were all going my way. The problem was I was in the wrong lane. 

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Duck

The Duck Hunting Journal - Xtreme Flyways

Posted by Adam Brassfield on Sep 13, 2013 1:42:00 PM

The other day I was catching a flight on a small plane to another airport to board another. Now, the redneck in me should have named this airline "Backwoods Air." I say this because as I boarded this commercial airliner, the seats looked like them old fabric lawn chairs that grandma used to sit in on the fourth of July. You know you're on a small plane when the pilot looks back at you mid flight and says, "hope you don't mind us spraying a few fields on the way." That's when the thought hit me...

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Duck

Duck Calling Tips

Posted by matteo recanatini on Nov 12, 2012 10:00:00 PM

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So we have talked about what to look for in a duck call, now it's time to figure out how to make this thing work!  Follow along for the very basic duck calling tips that you need in order to be a better caller and in turn increase your chances of bringing the ducks into shooting range.

The very first thing I like to tell people that are wanting to learn how to blow a call is you need to understand how to hold your hands.  I put the middle of the call where the barrel and insert meet, right in the
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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Duck