I’m thinking a teal “slam” would be pretty cool. The green-wing, blue-wing, and cinnamon teal are residents of North America, and they all have their own distinct and beautiful markings and plumage. Putting aside the fact that they’re fast, darting flyers, the small ducks present other challenges.
Another wet spring has spurred a high level of duck production in the US and Canada. With pond counts throughout Canada and the US sitting about 24 percent higher than the long-term average, it looks like 2013-14 will see yet another strong season of birds filling the sky and winging south this winter.
It’s mid-July, the mercury is stretched up the thermometer and boating season is full throttle. But upland bird season is just around the corner, with some kicking off Sept. 1 and others a few weeks later, and that means it’s time for your dog to begin a conditioning program.
Every year dogs are put at risk for heat-related issues during August, September, and even Indian summer October hunts and field trials. However, if you know the signs and keep a close eye on your dog, you can safely enjoy warm, early-season days afield.
The summer months not only mark the dog days of heat, they also hasten the proliferation of fleas and ticks. From early spring through the early hunting season, these parasites pose a threat to you and your dog – no matter where in the country you live. While vigilance can protect you, only a consistent parasite prevention program can protect your dog.
With waterfowl populations at all-time highs, the last several years have been the ‘good old days’ of duck and goose hunting. The population boom has largely been due to well-timed rains and good nesting conditions across the Canada and the northern U.S. prairie-potholes region.
In a perfect world, by the time you’ve trained your dog proficiently enough on the skills required for success, you shouldn’t need to use the e-collar very often when actually hunting. For most of us, that level of success is often hard to come by without keeping our pup out of the action for a season or two and completely focusing on training.
The Humane Society of the United States, the largest, most well-funded anti-hunting organization in the country, has come repeatedly come under attack by the agriculture-backed group The Center for Consumer Freedom and one of their spinoff organizations, Humane Watch, for how HSUS bilks millions of people out of money under the pretense of running local shelters.
World's best taxidermist gives tips on taking care of mounted birds.
As anyone who has been reading this blog for the last year knows, I’m a big fan of the harlequin duck. It’s one of the most beautiful waterfowl species on the planet. It’s one of those bucket-list ducks for waterfowlers across the country.
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