Posts Categorized: Waterfowling

Young Waterfowlers Wanted!

Are you a young artist or know of one? If so, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is accepting entries for the 2014 Michigan Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Being a great artist or a great shot in the woods is not as important as having a love for waterfowl and the outdoors. The contest is separated by age into divisions, so contestants all have a great chance of winning. Whether you win or lose the art is immaterial. The time spent researching waterfowl and putting together a submission will be invaluable and an experience you will carry for a lifetime.

The Right Breed — How to Select a Hunting Dog

Any Dog Can Hunt, but You Want a Hunting Dog

2013 saw 16,300 duck hunters take part in the hunting season, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. You spend plenty of time studying your hunting grounds, the behavior of the birds you hunt and your guns. You also want to put plenty of thought into the bird retriever dog breed you choose to help you out. The right breed makes the hunt that much better, but more should go into your selection than just picking the best-sounding dog on paper.