A Thanksgiving Gift of Waterfowl

A Thanksgiving Gift of Waterfowl

Nov 28, 2014

  Intermittent morning flurries had turned to steady snowfall by mid-day, and the weatherman was calling for additional accumulations of three to five inches.  It didn’t take a genius to determine that whatever waterfowl remained in the area would be in a panic.  Canada geese and mallard ducks would be looking for corn and were probably already staging...

November Mallards

November Mallards

Nov 23, 2014

  A lot of folks are still wondering what happened to all those thousands of mallards that blew through Iowa a few days ago.  Well, it appears as if a lot of them may have already ended up in Arkansas.  This year’s just completed November duck survey revealed that Arkansas has recently been inundated with an amazing 550,000 mallard ducks. ...

Winter Winds Bluebills

Winter Winds Bluebills

Nov 19, 2014

  “Have you thus sat on a snowy day and squinted through the white curtain at those mail-carrying bluebills?  Until you have courted bluebills in the snow, you have not tasted of the purer delights of waterfowling.”  Gordon MacQuarrie  November, 1937 _ Although I love all types of waterfowl hunting, I especially love hunting that group of ducks...

Winter Storm Triggers Waterfowl Exodus

Winter Storm Triggers Waterfowl Exodus

Nov 19, 2014

Even by Northern Plains standards, the season’s first winter storm was one for the record books.  The massive weather system — officially dubbed Winter Storm Astro — roared onto the mid-western scene on Tuesday, November 11, delivering subzero wind chills and dumping more than a foot of snow on portions of Minnesota and Wisconsin.  In Minnesota,...

Legends of the Fall

Legends of the Fall

Nov 6, 2014

November the 8th. If I was only allowed a single day in the entire year to hunt white-tailed deer, then November the 8th is the date I’d be sitting in my stand – full of anticipation — praying, waiting and watching for the buck of my dreams to enter my life. By the time November 8th rolls around, the annual fall rut has moved into overdrive.  For...