Wild Rice from Habitat Now

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Wild Rice – © USFWS

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 to secure your wild rice seed. People in southern warmer climates (ponds don’t freeze over) need to order SPRING rice…unless you want to order fall rice and try to cold stratify it yourself. If you do not secure your spring rice, we can not assure that we will have any left on inventory when spring comes. If you lock it in now, then we will store it over winter and cold stratify it for you so it is ready in the spring. 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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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 decoys, but the PitStop’s brush straps are ample in both quantity and size so you can get the job done fast. Once you’re inside, a padded headrest and precisely angled back support allow you to wait in comfort, ready for instant “bust ‘em” action. The large size allows easy movement inside the blind, and there are flagging ports for both your hands. Mesh pockets keep shells, calls, dog collar controller, and more conveniently in reach.

Not only is the RedHead® Pit Stop Layout Blind fast, portable, and comfortable, it also helps tote your gear wherever you need to go. A compartment under the seat is perfect for rag decoys, silhouettes, sock decoys, or other gear. A roomy, external, hands-free pocket can carry your goose flags and other gear. Comfortable, padded backpack straps center the blind and its contents squarely on your back — even when terrain goes from bad to muck. 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. Continue reading

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Foul Weather No Obstacle With StormR Stealth Hunting Gear

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Hunters wearing StormR Stealth gear say let the frigid winds blow and the cold rain fall. They know foul weather and outstanding waterfowl hunting go hand-in-hand. Wearing clothing like a StormR Stealth Jacket, Stealth Bib and a pair of Stealth Gauntlet Gloves, hunters can defy the elements while others are forced back to camp early to dry out and warm up.

StormR clothing offers safety, warmth and mobility, and these products are so durable they have raised the industry standard.

Waterfowlers will find that the Stealth series combines good-looking and very functional camo patterns for any winter hunting situation. True to its name, the Stealth series incorporates Realtree Max-4 camouflage to make hunters invisible to ducks and geese. Continue reading

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Reeds Fall Classic Sale – Aug 15-17


Fall Classic 2014 4x10Waterfowler.com reminds our readers in the Great Lakes Region that Reed’s Family Outdoors will host their Annual Expo and Factory Tent Sale from August 15 – 17 in Walker, MN.  THe FALL CLASSIC SALE will feature incredible savings on all your outdoors needs for the coming hunting season — including savings on apparel, ammunition,  firearms and decoys by the truckload.   For more information visit REEDSSPORTS.COM

 

 

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Service Proposes Liberal Waterfowl Hunting Season Frameworks

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) proposes liberal hunting season lengths and bag limits for the upcoming 2014-15 late waterfowl seasons. States will select their individual seasons from within the federal frameworks that establish the earliest beginning and latest ending dates and the maximum season length and bag limits. According to the Service’s 2014 Waterfowl Population Status Report, population estimates for most species of ducks remained strong for this breeding season.

The waterfowl hunting frameworks are set using annual results of cooperative population surveys, banding programs and harvest surveys that produce the largest data set on any wildlife species group in the world. They guide the Service’s waterfowl conservation programs and provide hunting opportunities while ensuring the long-term health of waterfowl populations. Continue reading

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