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November 17, 2016

Texas Hotshots – Family Tradition

Trinity Bay Area. Opening season of duck hunting 2016. Like father , like son, many generations of hunters and sportsman in this family.
November 16, 2016

Warm Weather Waterfowl

I can’t think of a single duck hunter that ever said, hey it’s going to be 75 degrees tomorrow, let’s take off work and go duck hunting!! Weather plays a big part in waterfowl migration and […]
November 9, 2016

Steel Shot, is Bigger-Better?

I am often asked about 3” or 3.5” shells and exactly what I shoot.  I tell the same story every single time.  Let’s start with some history about the 3.5” shell shall we.  It was introduced […]
November 8, 2016

Waterfowl Hunting Season Gets Underway

Warm Weather Could Hamper Prospects Early On AUSTIN – Waterfowlers will be looking to the north for help as duck and goose hunting seasons kick off this week under less than ideal conditions. A lack of […]
November 3, 2016

The GADWALL- The Day Saver

How many times have you gone out duck hunting wanting to fill your strap full of big ol fat Mallards, only to find mostly Gadwalls filling your stringer and save the day?  According to Ducks Unlimited, […]
November 2, 2016
why we love waterfowl

Why We Love Waterfowl

The familiar sound of whistling wings sounded overhead in the predawn darkness. Followed by a series of “splooshes,” that hinted at the soul-stirring action to come as a swollen, orange sun peeked over the horizon. A […]
October 24, 2016

Your Decoy Spread – Keep it Real

If you duck hunt public waters for any length of time you will see the “A” typical decoy spread just about anywhere you go in the state of Texas.  This rig is 12-24 Mallard decoys with […]
October 18, 2016

Preseason Duck Checklist: Part 2

The night temperature is starting to stay in the 50’s and that means fall is in the air.  I hope you read my previous blog on 5 things to check off before the Waterfowl opener.  Here […]
October 12, 2016

Pre Duck Season Checklist – Part 1

Well, it may be a month until duck season starts, but it will be here before you know it. If you are like most of us, life is extremely busy and we won’t think about duck […]
August 11, 2016

Duck Numbers Hold Steady – Most Species Remain Well Above Long-Term Averages

Memphis, Tenn. – August 10, 2016 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) today released its report on 2016 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations, based on surveys conducted in May and early June by FWS […]