Decoy Addiction

Decoy Addiction

Aug 26, 2017

  My initial exposure to the ancient art of duck hunting was a memorable occasion. I had barely settled into the blind when the first flock of web-foots appeared. They were blue-winged teal, on the deck and traveling at warp speed. As they passed the blind, the birds suddenly took interest in our decoys. Executing a spectacular U-turn, the compact...

Iowa Dove Season Opens September 1st

Iowa Dove Season Opens September 1st

Aug 19, 2017

  Iowa’s fall dove season begins Sept. 1st, when around ten thousand licensed hunters are expected to take to the fields in search of North America’s most abundant migratory gamebird. According to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service surveys, dove populations in the “Lower 48” stood at 279 million on September 1, 2016. During the 2016 dove season, a...

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Predicts Strong Duck Migration For 2017

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Predicts Strong Duck Migration For 2017

Aug 17, 2017

    When leaves fall and autumn winds blow, Iowa duck hunters can anticipate a strong migration of southbound waterfowl during 2017. That’s the official assessment from this year’s North American Breeding Duck and Habitat Survey released today by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Conducted every year since 1955, the continent-wide annual...