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Hunting is a sport that involves the use of firearms or other weapons such as archery equipment and other primitive equipment in the pursuit of wild animals or birds. It also can describe any activity that employs the use of these weapons for target shooting purposes, but is usually reserved for the pursuit and taking of wild game with weapons. Hunting is the primary means by which animal populations are kept within humane and manageable limits by the harvesting of a suitable percentage of the population to maintain a viable and healthy census of wildlife. Overpopulation results in disease, starvation, nuisance infiltration and unwanted human interaction. Hunting is an extremely important economical consideration as well as for game management purposes.

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Posted In Blinds on Saturday, June 16th 2018
Boat blinds for ducks are configured for both the type of duck being hunted and the size of the boat and number of hunters it will carry.
Posted In Blinds on Friday, June 15th 2018
Duck blinds come in all shapes, sizes, configurations and colors.
Posted In Blinds on Wednesday, June 13th 2018
Duck blinds should take into consideration many things before they become significant advantages to the hunter or hunters.
Posted In Blinds on Tuesday, June 12th 2018
Decoy hunting is usually considered to be duck hunting at its best.
Posted In Decoys on Monday, June 18th 2018
One decoy is rarely going to attract attention when used in a hunting situation.
Posted In Decoys on Sunday, June 17th 2018
Goose hunting is often considered a matter of hundreds of decoys doing everything from feeding and flying to playing a game of “Duck, Duck Goose” in a field.
Posted In Decoys on Saturday, June 16th 2018
There are two types of decoys, ones that you use to fool ducks, and ones that fool you into spending huge amounts of money for them at auction
Posted In Decoys on Wednesday, June 13th 2018
Decoys are an essential part of duck hunting. There are many styles and types that can be used that range from inexpensive plastic models to fancy hand carved wood decoys.
Posted In Waterfowl Calls And Hunting on Monday, June 18th 2018
Waterfowl hunting is a broad term used to describe hunting any species that lives its life on or around water.
Posted In Waterfowl Calls And Hunting on Sunday, June 17th 2018
Many things can help your calling efforts more successful, sometimes not really even having anything to do with calling whatsoever.
Posted In Waterfowl Calls And Hunting on Sunday, June 17th 2018
Calls for waterfowl can be an imperative part of success for those who hunt over decoys.
Posted In Waterfowl Calls And Hunting on Sunday, June 17th 2018
For some duck hunters the only consistent choice for duck hunting is wood ducks.
Posted In Waterfowl Calls And Hunting on Saturday, June 16th 2018
Sometimes the call that works best under certain situations is the call that remains hanging on your lanyard and never makes it to your lips
Posted In Waterfowl Calls And Hunting on Saturday, June 16th 2018
Geese are the true vocalizers of the waterfowl world.
Posted In Waterfowl Calls And Hunting on Friday, June 15th 2018
The choice in waterfowl calls will depend on what types of hunting situations are encountered
Posted In Waterfowl Calls And Hunting on Friday, June 15th 2018
Wanting to learn to call ducks is something like your 7 year old coming to you one day proclaiming they have to have a trumpet to learn how to play music
Posted In Waterfowl Calls And Hunting on Friday, June 15th 2018
A duck call is in reality a wind instrument.
Posted In Waterfowl Calls And Hunting on Thursday, June 14th 2018
Beginner duck hunters can sometimes think that success is all about the calling, but sometimes that is not always the case.
Posted In Waterfowl Calls And Hunting on Thursday, June 14th 2018
There are several ducks that will respond to a whistle call
Posted In Waterfowl Calls And Hunting on Tuesday, June 12th 2018
The widgeon is not a common visitor to the East coast,
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Monday, June 18th 2018
The teal family members are among the smallest ducks with weights usually around 1 pound or less with the females slightly smaller than the males
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Monday, June 18th 2018
The black duck is a large duck, approximately the same size as the mallard.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Monday, June 18th 2018
The Greater Scaup is a medium sized duck of about 2 ¼ pounds.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Monday, June 18th 2018
The wood duck is arguably the most beautiful duck in the world. This duck averages around 1 ½ pounds with little difference in body size between the males and the females.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Monday, June 18th 2018
This duck is the largest of the three North American scoters. They are easily identified in the air by way of the large white speculum on their black wing.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Monday, June 18th 2018
The American wigeon or widgeon, depending on your preferred spelling, is an attractive duck of the far north and west of the US.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Monday, June 18th 2018
This duck is a smaller duck that weighs around 1 ½ pounds. The drake ring-necked duck has a purple black iridescent head, breast, neck and upperparts.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Sunday, June 17th 2018
The Ruddy duck is a small unique duck that weighs a little more than a pound.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Sunday, June 17th 2018
The Spectacled eider is a remarkable bird to observe, especially the drakes. This duck weighs 3 pounds and has some rather interesting and unique features.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Sunday, June 17th 2018
The cinnamon teal is a very handsome, small duck that weighs around ¾ of a pound with the female being slightly larger than the drake.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Saturday, June 16th 2018
The Red-breasted Merganser is a medium sized duck of about 1 ½ pounds. Its small head and thin neck and streamlined body in the air give it a unique appearance while flying
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Saturday, June 16th 2018
The Bufflehead is a small duck of a pound or less with the females being smaller.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Saturday, June 16th 2018
These ducks are the only predominantly black ducks of North America. They only have a white patch on the forehead and a bigger white triangle on their nape to interrupt the rest of their black bodies.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Saturday, June 16th 2018
The Fulvous Whistling duck, is a small drab little duck that weighs about 1 ¾ pounds for the male and 1 ½ pounds for the female.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Saturday, June 16th 2018
Very similar to the common goldeneye, the Barrow’s goldeneye is a small duck with an obviously oval head.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Friday, June 15th 2018
Say the word “duck” and the first picture that usually comes to mind is the drake mallard.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Friday, June 15th 2018
These large elegant birds are known by many for their beautiful white plumage and black feet, legs and bills. The males will weigh about 28 pounds and the females around 22 ½.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Friday, June 15th 2018
This duck is unique for its tail which gives it its name. It weighs around 2 pounds or a bit more.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Friday, June 15th 2018
This eider is the smallest of all the family members at just under two pounds. It also is the fastest flyer.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Friday, June 15th 2018
The Canvasback or “Cans” as they are sometimes are called is a good sized diving duck of open water.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Friday, June 15th 2018
The King Eider is a handsome species of large ducks of the north. They will weigh around 3 ½ pounds and there is little size variation from the males to the females.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Friday, June 15th 2018
If there is a duck that absolutely cannot be mistaken for any other duck on earth, it would be the drake Harlequin duck.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Friday, June 15th 2018
The Black scoter is a diving duck that weighs between 2 and 2 ½ pounds. They are a very vocal waterfowl species.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Friday, June 15th 2018
The Redhead is a medium sized duck of around 2 to 2 ½ pounds that is named for the red head and upper neck of the drake. The lower neck and foreback are black.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Friday, June 15th 2018
This goose is named for the white band at the base of the bill. It is a small goose around 6 pounds in weight. Their upper backs, neck and head are brownish grey.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Friday, June 15th 2018
The Cackling goose is basically a Giant Canada goose on a miniature goose body.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Friday, June 15th 2018
As sportsmen, we are the stewards of the land, water and the wildlife that lives on and in those domains.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Friday, June 15th 2018
The Brant is roughly a 3# bird with the males a bit heavier than the females. There are two distinct subspecies that are recognized and called the Atlantic and Pacific Black Brant.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Friday, June 15th 2018
The common Eider is the largest duck of the northern hemisphere. These ducks weigh from 3.3 pounds to 4.3 pounds with the hens weighing the former.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Thursday, June 14th 2018
There are few in the US and Canada who don’t instantly recognize this big game bird whether they hunt or not.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Thursday, June 14th 2018
The Emperor goose is a handsome goose despite its tricolor plumage. They weigh slightly more than 6 pounds with little difference between the male and the female
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Thursday, June 14th 2018
The snow goose has a greater and lesser version with the greater weighing six pounds for the hens and seven and a half pounds for the males.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Thursday, June 14th 2018
One of the larger ducks of the spectrum of ducks in general, the common merganser will weigh around 3 ¾ pounds for the drake and 2 ¾ pounds for the hen.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Thursday, June 14th 2018
The Hooded Merganser drake is a stunning duck that is easy to identify with its black head and large white crest.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Wednesday, June 13th 2018
The Common loon is an integral part of the northern woods of the US and Canada.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Wednesday, June 13th 2018
This duck weighs about a 1 ½ pounds and has a very distinctive spoon-shaped bill and unique appearance in flight.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Wednesday, June 13th 2018
The lesser and greater Scaup are common flock-mates. There is an obvious size difference between the two species with the lesser considerably smaller than the greater.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Wednesday, June 13th 2018
As the smallest North American duck of about 9 to 10 ounces, the green-winged Teal is not small on beauty, at least in the drake.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Wednesday, June 13th 2018
The Gadwall is a fairly innocuous duck that weighs about 2 pounds. The drakes are a grey brown with a white belly and black rump.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Wednesday, June 13th 2018
The black duck is a mallard sized bird that is similar to the female mallard in color but slightly darker.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Wednesday, June 13th 2018
The Ross’ goose is the smallest white goose in North America at around 4 pounds for the male and 3 ½ pounds for the female.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Tuesday, June 12th 2018
The lesser snow goose is a mid-sized goose weighing between 5 ½ and 6 pounds. There are two color phases to this bird.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Tuesday, June 12th 2018
The Barnacle goose is a small goose that weighs between 3 ½ and 4#. They have a black chest, neck, tail and head with a distinctive white face patch.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Tuesday, June 12th 2018
The Tundra swan is almost identical to the trumpeter swan but is noticeably smaller at 16 pounds for the males and 14 pounds for the females.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Monday, June 11th 2018
This duck like the Barrow’s Goldeneye is famous for its bright yellow eye. They fly in tight groups with their whistling wings trilling in harmony.
Posted In Waterfowl Species on Monday, June 11th 2018
This small duck is a little less than 2 pounds in weight.