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Five Mistakes Rookies Make During Early Teal Season

Posted by Derrek Sigler on Aug 9, 2017 2:17:46 PM

Early teal season

For many of us, our first crack at duck hunting every year comes from those tasty, winged speedsters – teal. It is a great way to kick off a long waterfowl season and is a lot of fun. With more states adding early teal hunts, and the popularity of duck hunting still rising, there are a lot of newcomers to the hunt headed to the waterways this year. While you can screw things up and still luck into a good hunt, there are plenty of ways a rookie can foul up a teal season. Heck, even a seasoned waterfowling expert can mess things up, so a refresher may just be in order.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Duck

Waterfowl Hunters and the Farm Bill

Posted by Mia Anstine on Aug 1, 2017 1:24:11 PM

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As a waterfowl hunter and a farmer my ears perk up when I hear mention of the Farm Bill.

I’ve been working on the areas on my property that entice these birds. However, I tend to let my place rest and have found other great locations to hunt ducks. While I’d like to tell you my favorite spots, we all know those sites are sacred. Some of these places are on public land, and others are on private leases. One of my favorite waterfowl locations is in the marshes of Louisiana. Another is in the rice fields of Mississippi. Come to think of it, the cattail-covered banks of a Minnesota lake is a fantastic location as well.

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Topics: Hunting - Duck

Five Ways the Shooting Range Helps with Hunting

Posted by Mia Anstine on Jul 7, 2017 10:59:32 AM

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With hot summertime temperatures, some might be surprised that we’ve already got our sights focused on waterfowl and upland hunting season. There are those out shooting summer leagues at the shotgun range and others who are booking September teal hunts, November pheasant hunts, and January goose pursuits. As many approach the stand at the range, they think of their scores, winning a shoot, or how to prepare for hunting season.

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Topics: Hunting, Clay Shooting, Hunting - Upland, Hunting - Duck

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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I mentioned in a previous post that I was learning to shoot with my weak hand. I was working on this because I am right handed, but my left eye is now my dominant eye. I am cross-eye dominant. My ultimate goal in this experiment was to learn to shoot my shotgun left handed because I am going on my first teal hunt.

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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