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Duck Hunting and the Weather: What’s the Forecast for Success?

Duck hunting is very dependent on the weather. The best success can be had on a day where a front accompanied by large temperature drop moves through. The drop in temperature forces ducks to migrate south. Duck hunters dream of migrating ducks because they usually offer the best opportunity as coming home with limits. On days where the weather is calm ducks are far less active and success can be poor. On days with sun, hunters must be careful no reduce anything that might reflect the sunlight such as their face. Cloudy days are shiny objects are far less problematic. Freezing weather forces many ducks south, but some will ride out the harsh conditions. The ducks that do stay around become concentrated in areas of open water with nearby food sources. They are forced to feed multiple times in a day which offers hunters more opportunities at success. Duck hunting in the fog can be as tough as fair weather. A hunter must call frequently to let ducks know they’re there. Without calling, you’re waiting on a to randomly drop into sight. Calling, then listening is the best tactic to use. Adapting to these weather conditions can help you to have successful duck hunting. Just because the forecast looks poor for duck hunting, doesn’t mean you should sleep in. In duck hunting, there are no guarantees!

Waterfowl Hunting Videos on Full Exposure Outdoors TV

Waterfowl hunting videos are only viewable on your phone when you have the signal to do so.  While cell coverage has improved greatly over the past couple years, many of the places we hunt still lack reliable coverage.  Often times finding ducks or geese to hunt requires traveling the back roads.  With anticipation high for the next days hunt, what better way to get prepared than to watch some waterfowl hunting on videos.  Now, you can watch those videos no matter if you have service or not.  On June 1, Full Exposure Outdoors will be releasing the FEO TV app on the Apple and Android markets.  For $9.99 you can download the app to your phone which will give you the ability to download episodes of Fowled Reality and other hunting shows.  So rather you are a duck, deer, or turkey hunter, FEO TV has what you need.  What sets the Full Exposure Outdoors TV app apart is it's ability to allow you to download episodes.. This allows users to watch waterfowl hunting videos and other hunting videos whenever they want no matter if they have internet coverage on their phones or not.  The perfect app for the remote duck lodge of tree stand located miles from nowhere!

Fowled Reality is excited to be involved with the innovation behind FEO TV.  Look for the Full Exposure Outdoors TV app on the Apple and Android markets in just a couple weeks on June 1. To sweeten the deal, if you purchase the app before July 4th, you'll be registered to win a free Northwest Kansas Archery Antelope Hunt for the 2012 season.

You can stay up to date on the latest from Full Exposure Outdoors on their Facebook page and at www.fullexposureoutdoors.com

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Waterfowl Hunting Video – Fowled Reality EP9 “Cut’Em Boys”

We’re going to end Fowled Reality season 1 with a waterfowl hunting video featuring some of the best kill shots we captured on film this year.  We like showing the story that goes with every waterfowl hunt.  Our hunts are more than just driving to a place and killing ducks and geese.  It takes lots of work to make things come together to harvest a good number while duck hunting or goose hunting and sometimes, even with all the leg work, things still don’t pan out.  After all the work that goes into our waterfowl season, it’s nice to sit back and watch some of what we were able to film.  We know there are a lot of you out there that love watching birds dump in and drop….this waterfowl hunting video is for you!  Our waterfowl hunting videos wouldn’t have been possible without the help our partners, Muddy Dog Outdoors and KES Waterfowlers.  Fowled Reality want’s to thank them for supporting us and working with us to show what goes into a season.  To help you in the 2012/2013 season be sure to check them both out!

 

Stay tuned to the website and our Facebook page for off season videos, new waterfowl hunting news, and to find what shows you can catch the KES Waterfowler crew, Muddy Dog Outdoors crew, and the guys from Fowled Reality.

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New Waterfowl Hunting Gear from Banded and Drake

As we continue to turn the calendar toward the summer, more and more new waterfowl hunting gear for this coming season is popping up.  So far we visited items from Benelli, Avery, Final Approach, Tanglefree, and a few others.  Today we will discuss a somewhat new company to the waterfowl hunting industry and one that has been a staple for many years.  Both have some exciting new waterfowl hunting gear.

Waterfowl Hunting Gear From Banded

New Waterfowl Hunting Gear

Breathable Rubber Boot

Banded has expanded itself into the waterfowl hunting gear side of the industry.  They've produced calls for a few years, but now are going full on into the gear side of things.  They are unveiling May 1, but a few items have already been dropped on the net. So far we've seen their breathable rubber boots and the two-man layout blind.  The boots sounds great!  Anyone who wears rubber boots quickly realizes they don't breathe.  Anything that is waterproof must have a solid outer core thus eliminating the ability to release heat from the interior.  Waterproof clothing is generally the same way.  They will keep you dry from the rain or the water you're standing in, but your body or feet still end up wet from sweating because of the heat build up.  The new Banded boots are said to "release moisture inside the boot".  Dry feet are generally warm feet.  They get cold when moisture is introduced while waterfowl hunting.  Hopefully these boots will eliminate that problem!

 

Two Layout Blind

Also new from Banded is the two-man layout blind.  This sounds like the perfect setup for introducing your youngster to waterfowl hunting.  The blind gives the hunters the ability to sit side by side in the same blind. This gives dad the opportunity to quietly coach his child on when it's time to shoot and also allows them to enjoy the experience together rather than from two separate blinds.  One other use we can see is allowing the hunter to have his dog in the blind with him.  Dog is man's best friend and this allows you to have your "best friend" right next to you when the moment of truth comes.  You could also look at the two-man blind as a way to cut down on the number of blinds in the field.  You'll have less number of blinds to conceal, but the probably the same surface area to camouflage from approaching waterfowl.
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Drake Waterfowl Waterfowl Hunting Gear

New Waterfowl Hunting Gear

 

Waterfowl Hunting Gear for Any Season

Drake Waterfowl has been a staple in waterfowl hunting gear for a long time.  One thing they've never produced is gloves….until now!  For the new season they're coming out with a line of gloves to match their line of gear that matches the wide variety of conditions we all face while hunting waterfowl.  They have gloves manufactured using their EST (Early Season Technology), MST (Mid-Season Technology), and LST (Late Season Technology).  They've designed gloves with a "Stay-Put Liner System" using Gore-Tex material which is both waterproof and breathable.  Each pair of gloves is made to meet the weather conditions of the varying stages of the waterfowl season.  A cool feature of the LST gloves is the pocket on the back side of the hand to put in a hand warmer for the extra cold days!

 

 

 

New Waterfowl Hunting Gear

Drake is also coming out with a wader gloves. A great waterfowl hunting gear addition to keep you dry.  These gloves are waterproof all the way up the to the forearm to keep you warm and dry while setting and picking up decoys. Waterfowl Hunting Gear from Drake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goose Hunting Video – Fowled Reality EP8 “Carnage at Squaw”

Arkansas is for ducks, what Northwest Missouri is for snow geese.  This goose hunting video was shot near the famed Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge.  This year, during the peak of the migration, the refuge was holding well over 1 million snow geese.  We recevied a call from our buddy Scottie Madison, who guides for Show Me Snow Geese, asking if we could join him for a couple days.  Two of us were only able to go because of the short notice and trip taking place through the week, but for the two of us, it was memorable!  Scottie said there were tons of snow geese and as it got light the first morning, snow geese filled the sky in every direction.  The amount of adult snow geese, made for tough hunting at times, which you’ll see in the goose hunting video, but there were a good bit of juveniles mixed it.  Nearly all of the flocks that would fly over would have a handful of birds drop out and work the spread.  Even with horrible snow goose hunting conditions; cloudy and rainy, we still had an awesome first day! Day two dawned with a destroyed decoy spread from a rouge 60 mph thunderstorm the night before.  We spent an hour picking up the spread and fought the wind for a bit, but then moved to a bottom field to get out of the wind a bit.  It was a good move to make as the geese were already working the spread as we arrived.  We wrapped up that morning hunt with a little lunch at the Applebees and headed back east after just a day and a half hunt.  Watch this goose hunting video as we drop 84 birds in 1.5 days!  Thanks to Scott Madison for the invite and for showing us one heck of a time snow goose hunting in northwest Missouri!

 

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