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Gadwall Populations Soar: Potential Reasons and Tips on Taking Advantage

Gadwall Populations Soar: Potential Reasons and Tips on Taking Advantage

I remember shooting my first gadwall as a young hunter and being relatively unimpressed. In fact, I didn’t even know what kind of bird our dog had just retrieved. Many waterfowlers have shared this experience, but seasons are changing, duck populations are varying, and gadwalls are becoming an integral part of the waterfowl experience. As conservationists we ask, “why are gadwall populations doing so well?” and as hunters, “how can we take advantage of this phenomena?”

Why You Should Be a Part of a Ducks Unlimited Chapter in College

Why You Should Be a Part of a Ducks Unlimited Chapter in College

By Josiah Holt College is a time in your life that can begin to define who you are. It is a time when you will meet lifelong friends and make amazi...
"The Opener" Duck Recipe

"The Opener" Duck Recipe

As duck season begins, we bring you a unique recipe from one of our field pros and partners, John Wallace. We will continue to post recipes and met...
Opening Day Checklist

Opening Day Checklist

As opening day approaches in November for most states, we have put together this list from seasons of experience to help you be as prepared as possible for the start of a new season. If you forget shells, have an empty gas tank, or get soaked in your waders, you can't say we didn't warn you.
My Favorite Place On Earth

My Favorite Place On Earth

I, like so many others, look forward to opening day of duck season all year. The months and days leading up to it seem to drag along at a snail’s p...