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Melissa Bachman

How to Best Prepare for the Late-Waterfowl Season


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These birds have heard and seen it all, so be cautious. Let scouting and setup do the work. Be confident in your setup and always be ready to adapt. Next, keeping yourself comfortable is an absolute must in the book of late-season gunning. Check out the weather and pick hunting days wisely. If you’re someone […]

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Understanding Shot Sizes for Ducks and Geese


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Winchester makes the following recommendations when it comes to choose the right size shot, choke and choosing the proper yardage for making shots at waterfowl. Winchester Waterfowl Shot Guide: SPECIES IDEAL RANGE SHOT SIZE CHOKE GAUGE Small Ducks 15-40 yds 4, 5, 6 IC/Mod 12, 20 Large Ducks 10-40 yds BB,1, 2, 3 Mod/Imp. Mod […]

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Melissa Bachman

Here we Go – Early Teal Season!


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First, the weather will more than likely be quite warm so bring a cooler with plenty of water, sunscreen and of course bug spray. There is nothing that will make your time more unpleasant than swarms of mosquitoes buzzing your head. It’s also a great idea to throw in a ThermaCell if you think the […]

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Nikki Boxler

A Beginner’s Guide to Waterfowl Identification


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First Observation When distinguishing one species from another is it important to start with the basics and take note of the bird’s size, shape, wing beat, colors, sound and flock behavior. Flock Behavior Flock behaviors are clues when identifying waterfowl species. Note mallards, pintail and widgeon form loose groups. Teal and shovelers fly in fast […]

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Five Tips for Shooting More Waterfowl


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Here are five waterfowl shooting tips to help you fill your limit each time you hit the flooded timber or blind. Dress for the Weather—Not just when you hunt, but when you practice too. Most hunters may get a little time behind the shotgun during the warmer pre-season of summer on the clays course or […]

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Getting Tricky For Ducks


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Stay Real—Decoys are a critical aspect of the waterfowling game and while technological advancements in waterfowl loads such as Winchester’s Blind Side, allow for more distant shots than older loads, a hunter still wants to bring a flock of flyers right into its setup for optimum shooting. Stored in bags and beat around in the bottom […]

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Melissa Bachman

Duck Hunting – Argentina Style


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It’s winter in Argentina right now, but this doesn’t mean it’s as cold as our Minnesota winters. However, temps down there do dip at night. We were up super-early in the morning which is pretty common to all you duck hunters out there. Too, anytime you hunt around water it is pretty cold…this hunt was […]

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