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Tune-Up on Early Season Ducks

Hunting early season waterfowl is tough. Local birds are quick to detect changes on their home turf making good blinds an immediate priority. The urge to migrate is softened by warm weather and plenty of food making the birds less likely to work to a call. And if you’re at all like me, your skills … Continue reading

Duck Opener: Lake St. Clair

My duck season is officially off to a rough start.  After a lousy opening morning in the middle zone, I was pumped to get a second chance in Lake St. Clair. But  (and I don’t really need to be reminded) duck hunting doesn’t always happen like I plan. Regardless, my alarm rang at 1:45 am … Continue reading

Michigan Mulligan

Opening morning of Duck Season is the single most anticipated event of my year. I’ve hunted with the same core group of guys, at the same spot, since I was 13 years-old. Every year the walk through the aspen tickets, in total darkness, brings back a flurry of memories. Dropping teal and wood ducks with … Continue reading

Successful Youth Waterfowl Hunt

His name is Hunter. He’s a certified sky-watching, marsh-loving, straight-shooting, waterfowl chasing outdoor fanatic. And he’s only 13 years old. I’ve known Hunter for pretty much his entire life. Our families have been friends for years and his dad was my first hunting idol. Mike dropped more waterfowl, whacked more bucks and flushed more upland … Continue reading

Get Your Boat Ready for Duck Season (Part Two)

The boat turned out better then I expected. Investing all those hours and money will completely pay off when the first birds of the season fall on opening morning. After reading these two posts, I hope you can save some time and money to convert your 16 foot Lowe fishing boat into a waterfowl hunting machine. This post, part two, focuses mainly … Continue reading

Mojo Mallards Outlawed in Michigan

 http://michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10371_10402-238107–,00.html  According to the Michigan DNR “Robo Ducks” (electronic spinning wing decoys) will not be allowed at the Shiawassee River State Game Area this season. Hunters have complained that these decoys flare ducks late in the season ruining their overall hunting experience. This ban is a temporary and experimental effort. Mojo’s will be banned for up to … Continue reading

Callingducks.com

This website is the complete resource for Waterfowl hunters. They feature awesome videos (http://tinyurl.com/2856568 )of hunts, advice articles about decoys/calls/dogs from pros, and links to great companies for the gear we all beat to hell. I read about this site in DU magazine. You know if DU endorses something then it’s got to be good. At first I found the … Continue reading

I’d rather build a wood duck house

Just spent all weekend working on MY house. Instead of fishing or shooting clays, I spent the last day and a half drilling into concrete with a hammer drill. Installing a guardrail/handrail on the front porch. It sux. While I have the saws, air compressors and nail guns out of the garage, I was thinking … Continue reading

Duck Hunting Trips

It’s time to book your bird hunting trips for the upcoming season. We only have a little over 20 weeks to research, make reservations, save up the cash and request time off of work. Talk to your buddies. Post online. Put a plan together. Then fully enjoy the best 60 days of the year.     Sunset over … Continue reading

Duck hunters cake

http://www.fancyflours.com/field-stream-duck-hunting.html It’s your duck hunting buddy’s birthday. He has all the calls, decoys, shells and camo anyone could possibly want. So what can you give them? How about a really cheesy cake topper complete with functioning “duck caller”. This is pretty funny. Thanks to Aaron for the link.

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