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Video: Duck Hunting – When It’s Time, It’s Time

Duck hunting is about the here and now. Often times, birds are in a spot for a couple days then move on due to weather and/or changing food sources. As a duck hunter, when you get an opportunity to hunt a large concentration of birds, you better do it as soon as possible because they could be gone tomorrow. We received a call from the guys at C&L Outdoors in early December saying a huge number of ducks had...
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Video: Duck Hunting – A Step Behind

Duck hunting as temperatures warm and frozen water thaws can be a challenge as ducks move to new resources. Combine warmer weather with a bunch of rain and duck patterns virtually reset. New resources are available everywhere and waterfowl will often spread out. We encountered just this situation on the last two days of our duck hunting trip to Oklahoma. It took a really bad hunt and an afternoon of scouting to figure out what the ducks were doing...
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Video: Duck Hunting “The Ditch” Part 2

On our duck hunting trip to Oklahoma last year, we were fortunate enough to hunt the same location three days in a row and shot limits of ducks every day. It was one of those trips where the stars aligned and everything worked in our favor. We never dreamed it could happen again. This year, just days before our Oklahoma duck hunting trip, a cold front moved through and froze a lot of water sources forcing ducks to small...
Snow Depth - Snow Goose Migration

Snow Goose Migration Update March 25, 2014

The snow goose migration continues to move north as warmer temperatures take hold. The snow line is now well north in the US, but frozen water continues to be a limiting factor in how far north the snow geese have made it. See-saw temperatures through the week will limit any further migration north, but the weather by week’s end could have snow geese on the move. A few snow geese have been reported in North Dakota, but large concentrations of...
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Video: Duck Hunting – The Arctic Cold Front

Duck hunting during strong cold fronts can often produce some of the best hunting all season. Cold weather typically means frozen water and covered food sources which both force ducks and geese to migrate further south. The strong north winds that are common with cold fronts make for an easier flight south for migrating ducks and geese and also offer hunters good decoy movement. All of these elements came together in early December as one of the first strong...
Duck Hunting Video From Public Land

Video: Duck Hunting – Stacked Against Us

Duck hunting on public land offers many challenges. Combine the high pressure environment with warm weather and a full moon and duck hunters are in for a tough hunt. We experienced all of this this past fall in Missouri. Tough hunting conditions forced us to changed our tactics, practice a lot of patience, and rely on a little bit of luck to have a good trip hunting ducks. Share Tweet
Snow Goose Migration Update

Snow Goose Migration Update March 14, 2014

Steady warmer weather over the past week has led the snow goose migration further north as water unthaws and the snow line continues to recede. Great hunting success has been reported of a large area of the country and this looks to continue in the week ahead. The snow goose migration started the week predominantly in Kansas, Missouri, and southern Illinois but quickly made a push into Nebraska, Iowa, and even South Dakota by the end of this week....
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Video: Duck Hunting – The Hand You’re Dealt

Planning an out of state duck hunting trip requires months of preparation. Vacation needs to be planned and lodging needs to be reserved. Duck hunters are at the mercy of mother nature when it comes time for their hunt. This was exactly the case in our trip to North Dakota. The weather in spring of 2013 lead to a late planting season which meant crops were left standing longer than normal come fall. To compound the issue, the weather...
Snow Goose Migration

Snow Goose Migration Update – March 7, 2014

The delayed snow goose migration should finally truly get underway in the coming days. Hunters who have been waiting for the past few weeks will finally get their turn as warmer weather is set to start today and last into next week in some locations. This should finally get snow geese headed north for an extended period and great hunting will follow. The winter storm last week pushed some geese back south into Oklahoma and Arkansas, but thankfully not...
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Video: The 2013-2014 Waterfowl Season – Fowled Reality 3.0

Waterfowl Hunting Video The 2013-2014 duck and goose hunting season has been one to remember! Much of the country has been plagued by above normal temperatures the past couple years leading to hit and miss waterfowl hunting success. The stars aligned this year and numerous arctic cold fronts combined with snow to produce an incredible waterfowl hunting season for much of the country. Ducks and geese made it further south than they have for a number of years. This...
Snow Geese Migration Update

Snow Goose Migration Update – February 27th, 2014

Here we are with 1 day left in the month of February are the snow goose migration continues to be bottled up thanks to the winter that will not end. Snow geese made a good move north last week during the first warm up of the season, but winter has returned and the snow goose migration has halted over the past week. In the coming week, we think there will be a migration, but not the one most snow...
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Snow Goose Migration Update – February 20th, 2014

The first large scale snow goose migration has taken place over the past 3 days, but looks to come to a screeching halt as the warmup subsides and winds turn out of the south over the weekend and into early next week. Snows have been confined to the southern states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, and southern Kansas prior to this week, but south winds has pushed birds into Illinois, Missouri, northern Kansas, and even as far north as...
Snow Goose Migration February 14, 2014

Snow Goose Migration Update – February 14th, 2014

The past week has been plagued by sub freezing temperatures and more snow across parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois. The weather finally changed yesterday with a good south wind, clear skies, and warmer temperatures across most of the region leading to a good northward snow goose migration. Yesterday’s movement is hopefully a sign of good things to come in the next week. For most of this past week the bulk of the snow goose migration has...
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Snow Goose Hunting Concealment

Snow goose hunting can be some of the funnest waterfowl hunting of the year. It can also be the most frustrating. No matter how many dozens of decoys you set, if you are not hidden, then you can kiss your success good bye. Trying to fool flocks of hundreds if not thousands of geese offers an incredible challenge. As if all of the eyes weren’t enough, you could also be dealing with geese that have been around for 10...
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2014 Fowled Reality Sizzle Reel

The 2013-2014 waterfowl season has been one to remember. Here is our first look into season 3. Share Tweet
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Marinaded Duck Poppers

This has got to be one of the best methods for cooking duck. We’ve had duck prepared many different ways, but this past week we might have found the best of all marinades. It’s a simple process that is sure to be a treat for even people who are turned off by eating duck. This is what we did for a family of 4. 1. Cut 8 mallard breasts into three chunks each. This will give you 24 bite...
Duck Hunting North Dakota

Starting The Season In North Dakota

The waterfowl surveys that took place during the summer left everyone with high hopes for the 2013-2014 waterfowl migration. We were no different, as we made the 1000 mile trek to the Prairie Pothole Region last week. Mother nature quickly reminded us she is in control, but with hard work, a ton of miles, and a some luck, we were able to pull off a great week of waterfowl hunting. It quickly became apparent, upon first arriving in North...
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Why I Waterfowl Hunt

I like to think of myself as a versatile hunter. I chase turkeys, squirrels, rabbits, deer and doves throughout the year with plenty of dedication and passion. Despite the gusto I give each game animal, I believe every hunter should have one type of hunting by which he or she defines themselves. For me this is waterfowl. My obsession with waterfowl borders on the unhealthy. What is so special about waterfowl hunting is that it takes some of the...
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PRT Retriever Training Products

Quality retriever training products are essential for proper training. Most hunters have thousands of dollars invested in their retriever, and each year dozens of hours go into training for hunt tests and waterfowl hunting season. Ease of use, durability, and cost are all important when selecting retriever training products and PRT Products are at the top of each of these categories. The Cache River Blind This blind stands on it’s own when it comes to training blinds. As a memeber...
Re Flocking Waterfowl Decoys

Re Flocking Waterfowl Decoys

Putting decoys in bags and taking them out rubs the heads and eventually they will show signs of wear. No matter how much babying you do to your decoys, it’s inevitable they will show the effects of use. Re flocking waterfowl decoys is a cost effective way to bring new life to your decoys spread without having to buy replacement heads or even worse, new decoys. Re flocking waterfowl decoys is not a project you want to tackle in...
2013 waterfowl forecast

2013 Waterfowl Forecast

The 2013 waterfowl forecast has a drastically different look than last year. The weather conditions across much of the country have been a total reversal from last year. Rather than hot and dry, the conditions in 2013 have been below normal temperatures and normal to above normal rainfall in most of the plains and midwest. There are areas that have really dried out recently, but the wet start to the year has kept ponds and lakes still with plenty...
Scouting Waterfowl

A Guide To Scouting Waterfowl

We put a ton of time and emphasis on scouting waterfowl. For many, scouting simply means driving to the local refuge to see if there are any ducks or geese on it. While this is definitely a way to scout, there is way more that goes into a typical scouting trip for us. Seeing birds on the local lake means they’re in the area, but that doesn’t answer the question of what they’re doing and when they’re doing it....
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Video: The “Reality” Of It All

In our final episode of Season 2, we take a look back on our successful waterfowl hunting season. It took many miles of travel and hours of scouting, but the end result was a great year. We try to show the good with the bad when it comes to waterfowl hunting. Every hunt is not about shooting limits and many hunts we come away empty handed, but by putting the time in a waterfowl hunter can have some memorable...
Snow Goose Hunting

Video: Snow Goose Hunting – Decoys and Blind Concealment

Snow goose hunting doesn’t have an exact science. Put 10 snow goose hunters in an area and different fields will be selected, decoys will be arranged differently, and blinds will we be situated in different areas of the spread. This video shows how we typically setup for snow goose hunting, but there are a 100 ways to do it. Many times, how we start the day is completely different from how our decoys and blinds end up at the...
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Video: Scouting For Snow Geese

Snow goose hunting success can come from spending time scouting. You have to know where the snow geese are, where they’re feeding, and how they’re getting there. Even with hours of driving and hundreds of miles, all the scouting doesn’t always pay off. Mother nature heavily dictates the rate of the migration and often times snow geese will fly different routes and feed in different fields on a daily basis. The poor weather and unpredictableness of snow geese left...
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Video: Late Season Duck Hunting in Missouri

Duck hunting late season birds can be a challenge. Ducks have been pursued for six months and have seen/heard it all, but all hope is not lost. Put in time scouting, take extra time getting concealed, and mix up your decoys and calling and you could be in for a great hunt. This week we’re with C&L Outdoors for a awesome late season duck hunt on a small farm pond in southwest Missouri. There were hundreds if not thousands...
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Video: Duck Hunting Oklahoma

Duck hunting is a sport best shared with friends both new and old. It is a common ground between people across the country that can bring them together even if it is the first time they meet. This week we feature a few hunts from Oklahoma that brought us together with the guys from First Light Gear, The Management Advantage, and a couple new friends from social media. The end result of our three days of duck hunting is...
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Video: Specklebelly Goose Hunting

Specklebelly goose hunting is gaining popularity in many places across the country. Their population growth has led many to want to learn how to hunt them. This video takes a look at Specklebelly goose calling and hunting techniques to help you hunt them successfully. Share Tweet
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Video: Duck Hunting Water Sources

Duck hunting often takes place on water sources. Different water sources determine you strategies for calling and decoying ducks into your decoy spread. Layout boat duck hunting is popular on large lakes such as lake Erie while large spreads of full body and floater ducks and geese are the way to go while hunting on rivers. For smaller bodies of water such as ponds and flooded food sources, a mixed species spread that looks natural is a great way...
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Video: Duck Hunting Dry Fields

Duck Hunting Video In this duck hunting video, we’re in North Dakota hunting a corn field that was a hot food source the day we scouted it. This field had thousands of mallards utilizing it which was an exciting find, but ended up causing more harm than good. Duck hunting dry fields requires a different game plan than hunting over water. A hot food source can offer some great duck hunting, but it requires careful scouting and conditions that...
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Video: Adapting to Changing Conditions While Duck Hunting

Duck Hunting Video This duck hunting video is all about adapting to changing weather conditions and where the ducks want to be. During our trip to North Dakota to hunt mallards with Muddy Dog Outdoors we experienced a wide variety of weather that forced us to always be adjusting our hunting locations. There were also large numbers of snow geese in the area that quickly depleted fresh food sources. Through our scouting we were able to locate fresh food...
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Video: Duck and Goose Hunting Canada

Duck and Goose Hunting Video Our duck and goose hunting season began in Canada. Despite warm weather and a summer drought, we still had a good trip. We didn’t shoot ducks and Canada geese like we had planned, but there were plenty of snow geese around. Our video this week showcases a few of our duck and goose hunts while up there and also gives you some information on what to expect and bring if you make the trip...
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Video: Scouting Leads to Successful Snow Goose Hunting

Snow Goose Hunting Video In snow goose hunting, scouting is very important. Couple it with being hidden and a little bit of luck and you have a recipe for success. We found a large concentration of snow geese using three different roost holes and traveling just a few miles to feed. We decided upon a field that had 10,000+ snow geese feeding in it. This barely field was located between the roosts and other feeding fields. We had the...
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Video: Concealment for Duck and Goose Hunting

Duck and Goose Hunting Video For successful Canada, snow goose and duck hunting, hunters must be hidden. It doesn’t matter how many ducks or geese are using a field or pond, concealment for duck and goose hunting is one of the most important factors for success. This week, we take a look at a couple hunts with different outcomes. The first, a snow goose hunt, was from a barley field in central Canada. Thousands of snow geese were using...
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Video: Fowled Reality Season 2

Duck and Goose Hunting Video After a successful, but tough year in 2011-2012, we set out to build on season 1. Last year we focused on telling the story behind the hunt. This year will be no different, but in addition, we will go more in-depth with why the hunt was a success. The reasons behind limit filled hunts are often the same day after day and our videos will take these topics, break them down, and explain them....
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New Waterfowl Hunting Gear for 2013

New Waterfowl Hunting Gear for 2013 It’s that time of year again when companies begin unveiling new waterfowl hunting gear for the coming year. Last year we had a collection of posts regarding new waterfowl gear and we’ll do the same this year. The SHOT show was just a few weeks ago. This is an outdoor industry show where manufacturers from every outdoor industry come together. Since it takes place during the end of our season, we were unable...
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The Management Advantage Duck Hunting Video

The Management Advantage Duck Hunting Video This week’s The Management Advantage duck hunting video is about family, old friends, and meeting new ones. We recently traveled to Oklahoma for some duck hunting with TMA, to meet up with TMA/Fowled Reality viewer Josh Dickerson of First Light Gear. Josh has been a loyal TMA/Fowled Reality viewer and has taken much of what he has learned from, Jody Pagan’s waterfowl management/duck hunting video and put it to practice. He recently acquired...
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Goose and Duck Hunting Video: Season 2 Sizzle Reel

As the duck and regular goose season begins to wind down, we wanted to share a little bit of what Fowled Reality has captured so far in this short goose and duck hunting video sizzle reel. Everyone had high hopes going into this season with record numbers of birds surveyed across the north just as last year. We learned last year that no matter how many birds there are, without cooperative weather, the season would be tough. One would...
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Cooking Duck: Turner Island Duck Gumbo

Many methods for cooking duck involve bacon, cheese, or a grill. This one doesn’t! It’s time consuming and requires a lot of ingredients, but it’s worth it! There are many ways to make gumbo, but here is one we like to use. This recipe for cooking duck makes a ton so be prepared to freeze some, eat leftovers for a week, or have friends over to share. Ingredients Duck breasts (3 mallard or 4 wood duck or 6-8 green-wing...
Cooking Duck: Whiskey Steak Sauce Duck Wraps

Cooking Duck: Whiskey Steak Sauce Wraps

We are always looking for new ways for cooking duck and when we came across this one we had to try it. It’s simple and there are a variety of ways you cook it. Regardless of frying, grilling, or baking the end result is awesome! Ingredients for Whiskey Steak Sauce Wraps 1 Bottle of your favorite steak sauce 1 Bottle of your favorite whiskey 1 Jar of jalapenos 3 Mallard breasts Tootpicks Preparing For every three breasts you need...
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Duck Hunting Video Teaser From North Dakota

Be sure to check out our first teaser video for the upcoming season. It was filmed in North Dakota with the guys from Muddy Dog Outdoors. We had an outstanding week of hunting in the Prairie Pothole Regions killing mallards in corn fields. Conditions went from cold and snowy to unseasonably warm and then back to snow. The birds were constantly changing their patterns and we had to stay ahead of them in order to be successful. Share Tweet
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Bag’em Outdoors Waterfowl Gear

Waterfowl Hunting Accessories Waterfowl Gear for Organization and Transport As waterfowl hunters, one of the aspects of the hunt that we dread is setting up and tearing down. It takes a ton of time and at the end of the hunt we often throw everything in the trailer as fast as we can in order to go eat or get home. In muddy situations we are forced to strap decoy bags anywhere we can find on the ATV or carry...
Waterfowl Hunting Canada

Waterfowl Hunting Canada

Waterfowl Hunting Canada Many have the dream of waterfowl hunting Canada. Increased bag limits, limited pressure, and uneducated birds often lead to incredible hunts that create memories for a lifetime. We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to waterfowl hunt Canada just a couple weeks ago. We ventured north with plans to freelance hunt just as we predominantly do back home. The thought of not having any hunts lined up in a foreign place 25 hours from home...
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Planting Food Plots for Ducks: Fowled Reality is Featured by The Management Advantage

Balancing Food Plots for Ducks and Family Time Food plots for ducks are vital to ducks health during the migration.  The weather and available food from what you plant play a huge role in the success or failure of your season. Waterfowl management is something we are new to here at Fowled Reality. Being predominantly freelance hunters doesn’t lend many opportunities to manipulate the land in a way beneficial for ducks. Farmers are often reluctant to let you hunt...
Waterfowl Hunting Forecast

Waterfowl Hunting Forecast for 2012-2013

The waterfowl hunting forecast for 2012-2013 will be dependent on weather and available resources as always. Here in the midwest, we are enduring one of the worst droughts in decades.  Many places have seen less than a few inches of rain since June.  Soybean futures contracts are trading around $13 per bushel while corn is trading around $9 per bushel. Not only will this drought have a severe impact on everyday expenses like gas and food, it also brings...
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Slow Cooker Barbecue: An Excellent Way for Cooking Goose

Cooking goose is scary to some, but here is an easy way to prepare an excellent meal of waterfowl. 1. Thaw out 1 or 2 Canda Goose or 6 Snow Goose breasts. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan, then saute 1 clove of minced garlic and 1 small chopped onion for 5 minutes. Add your goose breast into the saucepan and brown on both sides. Add the contents of the saucepan into your slow cooker...
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Overlooked Tips For Successful Duck Hunting During The Offseason

Preparing For Duck Hunting Next Year   Depending on how your duck, goose and, if you take part, snow goose seasons are going will most likely determine how bad you may, or may not, want the season to end.  Regardless of the aforementioned scenarios, there is going to be an offseason.  For us, this particular time happens between the middle of March after the last push of snow geese head north, to September 1st when early Teal and Canada goose...
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Cooking Duck: Bacon Jalapeno Wraps

Cooking duck is an important part of what we do. It is our duty as sportsman and conservationist to utilize the meat we harvest. What better way to enjoy it than to stuff it with cream cheese and jalapenos and wrap it in bacon! First you need to thaw out 12 teal breast or 4 mallards. You can use other species as well just think about the amount your using. Butterfly the meat vertically to create a pocket...

Video: Duck Hunting – When It’s Time, It’s Time

Duck Hunting Video

Duck hunting is about the here and now. Often times, birds are in a spot for a couple days then move on due to weather and/or changing food sources. As a duck hunter, when you get an opportunity to hunt a large concentration of birds, you better do it as soon as possible because they could be gone tomorrow. We received a call from the guys at C&L Outdoors in early December saying a huge number of ducks had just moved in the area. Within 7 hours we had arrived and the next two days of hunting were the best hunting we experienced all season. A large storm system had dropped a fresh blanket of snow across central and...

Video: Duck Hunting – A Step Behind

Duck Hunting Video

Duck hunting as temperatures warm and frozen water thaws can be a challenge as ducks move to new resources. Combine warmer weather with a bunch of rain and duck patterns virtually reset. New resources are available everywhere and waterfowl will often spread out. We encountered just this situation on the last two days of our duck hunting trip to Oklahoma. It took a really bad hunt and an afternoon of scouting to figure out what the ducks were doing as the conditions changed. The end result was well worth the day spent spinning our wheels as we had an incredible hunt on some sheet water in the corner of a field near a few ponds. Share Tweet

Video: Duck Hunting “The Ditch” Part 2

Duck Hunting Video

On our duck hunting trip to Oklahoma last year, we were fortunate enough to hunt the same location three days in a row and shot limits of ducks every day. It was one of those trips where the stars aligned and everything worked in our favor. We never dreamed it could happen again. This year, just days before our Oklahoma duck hunting trip, a cold front moved through and froze a lot of water sources forcing ducks to small areas of open water on rivers. Cold weather forces ducks to feed on grains such as corn and soybeans. “The Ditch” field was full of mallards yet again and we battled through a cold late winter thunderstorm to have a...

Snow Goose Migration Update March 25, 2014

Posted 25 Mar 2014 in Snow Goose Migration, Waterfowl Migration
Snow Depth - Snow Goose Migration

The snow goose migration continues to move north as warmer temperatures take hold. The snow line is now well north in the US, but frozen water continues to be a limiting factor in how far north the snow geese have made it. See-saw temperatures through the week will limit any further migration north, but the weather by week’s end could have snow geese on the move. A few snow geese have been reported in North Dakota, but large concentrations of birds are in northern South Dakota extending back into southeast Nebraska and northwest Missouri. The Squaw Creek survey reported just under 300,000 snow geese falling from over a million last week. Decent pockets of birds remain as far back as...

Video: Duck Hunting – The Arctic Cold Front

Duck Hunting Video: Fowled Reality

Duck hunting during strong cold fronts can often produce some of the best hunting all season. Cold weather typically means frozen water and covered food sources which both force ducks and geese to migrate further south. The strong north winds that are common with cold fronts make for an easier flight south for migrating ducks and geese and also offer hunters good decoy movement. All of these elements came together in early December as one of the first strong cold fronts swept across the country and we headed to Nebraska for some duck hunting and to hopefully capitalize on a good migration. Share Tweet

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