New Gun, New Duck Season

My friend, Joe, bought me a Ducks Unlimited hunting calendar last year for Christmas. It’s one of those special edition calendars where DU gives away a gun every week for a year and I was lucky enough to win this awesome CZ Redhead 12 gauge shotgun. It fits me perfectly and earlier this week I …

Spring Nesting

While hunting for wild turkey, I encountered this goose each day, nesting quietly next to a pond. She had a diversion tactic worked out in advance with her partner, who sat in the water 20 yards away. When I would approach, her partner would make a great racket and fly away, distracting my attention, while …

75 Years of Waterfowl Conservation

Ducks are thriving in North America, thanks in no small part to the wetland conservation group, Ducks Unlimited (ducks.org). DU was formed in the 1930’s, during the dark days of the economic depression. A drought was consuming the Midwestern United States and precious breeding ground in Canada was degraded, causing duck populations to plummet. While …