Migration Update – November 17, 2014

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The October trickle of ducks was followed by the biggest migration in recent years as winter storm Astro blanketed the northern tier with snow and ice. While the storm system produced extraordinary results, the timing was, in fact, quite ordinary. Going back to the great Armistice Day storm of 1940, the first arctic clipper of the season and biggest migration push generally occurs around the second week of November. Of course, the severity of the storm often varies. The number of ducks and geese that are pushed by this November clipper system is decided by one single factor – snow. Thankfully, winter storm Astro brought a lot of it, and along with it, a significant number of waterfowl. Hello folks, and, as always, welcome to Waterfowler.com. What do you get when you combined a record number of waterfowl and a classic, powerful winter storm? Most of our readers would say, … Continue reading

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Migration Update – October 8, 2014

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The first of October arrived and along with it the first significant cold front of the autumn season. Temperatures in the Northern Great Plains, the Great Lakes and the New England states dropped an average of twenty-degrees over the weekend and prompted a flurry of waterfowl activity in the northern tier. The first push of divers hit the Great Lakes Region on Saturday and Sunday. Large bodies of water that were barren the previous weekend were now host to early flights of red heads, ringed-neck ducks, ruddy ducks, limited numbers of canvasback and scaup, along with a deluge of coots. The majority of these early diving ducks are in eclipse phase plumage and lack their easily identifiable white bodies and contrasting head colors. Waterfowler.com reminds our readers to take extra caution in areas where canvasback are present and positively identify birds before shooting. Harvest mishaps are preventable if you take … Continue reading

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Migration Update – September 30, 2014

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The general waterfowl season is underway in various northern states and hunters are reporting a great start to the season despite warm temperatures.  As a cold front moves south this week from Canada, temperatures will begin to feel more autumn-like in the north and waterfowl activity is expected to increase as the front passes. Hello folks, and, as always, welcome to Waterfowler.com. The autumn season has arrived and along with it a host of options for the avid outdoorsman.  While ducks and geese are the center of the universe for the hardcore waterfowl hunter, statistically speaking, over 85% of duck and goose hunters participate in other outdoor activities. From deer and big game hunting to upland hunting and fall fishing, the autumn season is a celebration of renewable resources and grand sporting traditions. Be Sociable! Share this article with a friend. Tweet

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Wild Rice from Habitat Now

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We are getting our wild rice harvest in and it looks really good but it is going to be in very limited supply. Due to high water and other weather issues, wild rice seed production is about 1\3 of what it usually is. If you are interested in wild rice seed, we highly recommend to place an order soon to lock it in. We are taking orders now and will start coordinating shipping with you in a week or two as we process the harvested wild rice. “FALL ORDERS” will be available to ship in a week or two. Only people that have ponds that freeze over should order “fall” rice as it requires cold stratification to germinate. We will contact you to coordinate a shipping time…we will not ship without first confirming a date with you. “SPRING ORDERS” will be shipped in the spring, but you can place your order now … Continue reading

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STORMR Stealth Bib Combines Toughness and Comfort

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Hard-core camo bibs tough enough for a morning hunt in the bayou and comfortable enough to wear to town for lunch-it’s no wonder serious hunters love STEALTH Bibs from STORMR. A STEALTH Bib, combined with the matching STEALTH Jacket, adapts the benefits of STORMR’s Neoprene Core Technology to the needs of a hard-charging waterfowler. All of STORMR’s technologically advanced and user-friendly features are integrated in the STEALTH Bib. Be Sociable! Share this article with a friend. Tweet

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Longer Range & Tighter Patterns with Trulock Precision Hunter Chokes

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What hunter doesn’t want tighter and more consistent patterns, while at the same time extending the effective range of the shotgun? The Precision Hunter chokes from industry leader Trulock are custom-built extended tubes that do just that. An extended choke tube like the Precision Hunter offers a better pattern with fewer “holes” than a flush-mounted tube. The extended choke tube from Trulock also does a better job handling heavier payloads of shot and larger shot sizes. Pattern your shotgun with a Precision Hunter extended choke, and you will see that this choke tube will increase your effective barrel length while increasing muzzle velocity. Be Sociable! Share this article with a friend. Tweet

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Disappear in the RedHead® Pit Stop Layout Blind

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There are several great reasons to add a Redhead® Pit Stop Layout Blind to your waterfowl hunting arsenal. One reason is you want to disappear when ducks or geese approach. It sounds simple. Yet the birds’ eyes are so keen, and pressured waterfowl become so wary, invisibility is a tall order. Besides blending flawlessly with the background, a good layout blind must be comfortable, rugged, lightweight, easily hidden, and versatile. The Pit Stop Blind meets every demand. At its core is a lightweight, collapsible steel frame. It deploys in seconds and folds to packable size just as quickly with no nuts, bolts, or pins to lose in the dark, and no tools required. The shell is 600 D fabric in Realtree Max-5 camouflage for maximum versatility in the field, among the cattails, or on a mid-river sandbar. Brushing blinds is tedious and stressful as the morning’s first birds buzz the … Continue reading

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Reward your hunting companion with a RedHead® Dog Pit Blind

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The RedHead® Dog Pit Blind helps your dog accomplish what it was born and bred to do – bring back ducks and geese and drop them in your hand. Your dog wants you to take your limit of ducks and geese as much as you do, maybe even more. If the birds don’t come in and you don’t drop them, Fido doesn’t get to retrieve them. Sharp-eyed, wary waterfowl are alert for anything out of place and any unnatural movement. Don’t let your excited canine hunting companion give away your meticulously placed decoy spread. The RedHead Dog Pit blind provides essential concealment beneath its Realtree Max-5 600D coated fabric shell. Large and plentiful brush loops allow you to exactly match the blind to surrounding cover. Be Sociable! Share this article with a friend. Tweet

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