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Quick-Hitting Tips for Late Season Waterfowl


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Dial Down the Calling—Ducks have heard everything by this point of the season and will be suspect of excessively loud or aggressive calling. Call only when they are coming or when they are leaving and stay quiet as they circle checking out the source of the calling. Choke Up—Go to a tight patterning full choke […]

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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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Nikki Boxler

How to Best Prepare for the Late Waterfowl Season


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In order to adapt, we need to go back to the drawing board and switch up tactics for late season waterfowl hunting. Matt and I touched on several concepts including strategies for scouting, decoys setups, and concealment. Below is a little Q & A I recently had with him: Scouting As a whitetail hunter I […]

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Blind Side – Waterfowlers’ Favorite Ammo by Melissa Bachman


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What impresses me the most is how engineers took something as simple as round pellets and figured out how to think outside the box (or inside the hull in this case). They came upwith the hex-shaped pellets that not only cause more trauma to the waterfowl as they hit, but they also stack better allowing for […]

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Nikki Boxler

Helpful Tips on how to Best Pattern a Shotgun


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When patterning shotguns and ammunition that come with a bit of a kick, I like to use a lead sled. This helps to reduce recoil and makes for a consistent shot. However, before I walk away from the range, I do like to take one shot from a position I would hunt from. Knowing that […]

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Melissa Bachman

Tips to Make This Your Finest Waterfowl Season Ever


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Deadly Ammunition– Winchester is a company that is constantly using new technologies and constantly innovatingtheir products. The development of Blind Side was a true game changer.Winchester took the idea of round pellets and found a way to take something so basic and make it better. They created a hex shaped pellet that not only stacks better, […]

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Nikki Boxler

Tips to Help ID Waterfowl on the Wing


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The simple act of observing birds allowed me to gain confidence when identifying waterfowl. As a hunter we must make sure that we can properly identify our game to help ensure proper harvest limits and avoid wantonly wasting any undesired birds. I’ve found that learning to identify ducks adds to the enjoyment of waterfowling. Even […]

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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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