It was May and the fish were biting. We went duck hunting instead. Legally. If you think spring duck hunting sounds odd, wait until you read about: 1. The partridges we shot that weren't partridges. 2. The "salmon" we caught that acted more like piranhas — and weren’t … [Read more...] about Spring Argentina Cast Blast Adventure
Duck and goose hunting has a rich and storied history in North America, a continent ideally suited to water-loving birds. You don’t hear stories about ducks and geese blotting out the sun in Africa or Europe. But from the prairie pothole wetlands of Manitoba to the coastal marshes of Texas, from Chesapeake Bay to central California, 39 species of duck and 11 of geese and swans nest and dive and dabble and crisscross this great land in astonishing numbers.
by Ron Spomer The philosophy of Little Bo Peep kills. “Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep and doesn’t know where to find them. Leave them alone and they’ll come home, wagging their tails behind them.” The Little Bo Peep syndrome, a persistent, modern myth perpetuated by … [Read more...] about Little Bo Peep Kills Wildlife
Eider hunting is similar to mallard hunting — only different. With both species you set out decoys, hide and wait for shots. There the similarities end. You set up in salt water bays for eiders and don’t call to them. They don’t circle, bank, drop, rise or … [Read more...] about Eider Hunting is Different
Packing for a big Alaska adventure is often more adventure than the adventure. Or, at least, it’s more stressful. Where did I put those gaiters? What happened to my Gore-Tex rain jacket? Should I take 40 rounds for the rifle, or will 20 be more than enough? What should be a … [Read more...] about How to Pack for Alaska Adventure
Duck and goose populations are at their highest in more than 30 years. Wise hunters are going to take advantage of that, as did our group recently in British Columbia. "Geese from the left. Low and left. Wait for my command." Chad Westbrook of Wing & Trout … [Read more...] about Ducks & Geese Aplenty in B.C.