|Fool the fowl with a variety of blocks
35 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
Types of decoys are mostly a personal preference, however, finding decoys that will fool ducks is of the utmost importance.
|The jewelry store
41 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am
The one piece of jewelry that many sportsmen and sportswomen would love to own comes off the leg of a duck or goose.
|Set a tasty spread of decoys and kill more ducks this season
142 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am
The predawn was a lot colder than normal for the opening of waterfowl season. A thin layer of ice covered the small lake that a good flock of mallards had been using. As we eased into place, decoys were tossed into place to try and help lure the birds into shotgun range, hopefully to get them to lake where we wanted them to.
|Flex Neck Field Goose
68 Views - Posted: October 01 at 7:00 am
The Flex Neck Field Goose from Fowl Foolers features a unique and innovative pose-able neck which can be set to any position desired or changed throughout the day. The Flex Neck Field Goose decoy’s alterable position gives hunters unprecedented control over the look and realism of their spread. Each decoy is also made with a superior quality foam body wrapped in burlap and will last generations.
|Duck numbers should be up this fall according to USFWS survey
767 Views - Posted: July 08 at 7:37 am
Waterfowl hunters have plenty to cheer about in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual report on duck breeding populations that was released late last week. Surveys conducted in May and early June show an 8-percent increase in the number of breeding ducks over last year.
233 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am
Camo Unlimited Speed Reed synthetic grass panels provide long lasting boat/duck blind and pit cover solutions. Features include flexible realistic strands that will not break, materials that can be painted to match your environment and strong mounting points for any application. These individual panels measure 2 feet x 28 inches and have UV Treatment and Weather Shield technology, ensuring multiple seasons of use.
|Plant hybrid sorghum in June
332 Views - Posted: June 15 at 7:00 am
While corn ranks at the top of the list as a waterfowl food, sorghum will not disappoint incoming flocks, either. The new hybrid varieties of sorghum are capable of producing yields similar to corn that provide food for ducks on their migration.
|Scent control: friend or foe for trapping coyotes?
234 Views - Posted: June 15 at 7:00 am
The last deer fawns and turkey poults should have appeared in June. Consequently, coyote pups are weaned off their mother’s milk and are beginning to feast on a wild assortment of solid foods. Trappers and predator hunters should ramp up their game, paying special attention to their scent control and enticement lures.
|Get corn in the ground!
380 Views - Posted: June 09 at 9:00 am
Even though duck season is a long way away from June, hunters with upland waterfowl impoundments need to get their crops planted this month to have them mature by the opening day of hunting season.
|SCDNR grades duck season as excellent based on WMA harvest
875 Views - Posted: March 04 at 12:01 pm
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources called this past duck season “excellent” based on harvest figures from WMAs across the state, with Hickory Top Greentree Reservoir in Clarendon County and Bear Island WMA in Colleton County leading the way.
568 Views - Posted: February 15 at 7:00 am
For the landowner ready to covert a section of property over to a moist-soil management regime or a permanent aquatic community, specific plantings will jump-start the impoundment and attract have ducks in the first year. While annual grains — corn, sorghum, millet, rice and buckwheat — can be planted around the edges and on mud flats; these plants must be cultivated accordingly with specific herbicides and seasonal care to get a good seed crop during the season. And since these plants are annuals, they must be replanted every year.
For the best results, landowners should plant perennial species for a longer-lasting and more-efficient solution. While often planted for turkeys, chufa is a perfect duck food. Banana water lily, native to the southern states, is one of the best to plant and is gaining popularity across the South. It is an ideal solution for landowners looking to convert their temporary impoundments over to permanently-flooded habitats.
|Wildlife Habitat Improvement Series: Beaver Creek Trophy Club
432 Views - Posted: February 15 at 7:00 am
Nestled in the heart of South Carolina’s Piedmont lies Beaver Creek Trophy Club. With more than 3,200 acres of pines, cutover, and swampland, Beaver Creek has the basic habitat components to back up to their name as a trophy club.
Beaver Creek is a relatively new organization, but with a foundation of good members, a good philosophy, prime habitat and a solid plan to become one of the best clubs around.
The 32-member club has already put quality bucks in the South Carolina record book. Last September, founding member Danny Kennington of Heath Springs dropped a 232-pound, 32-point buck that sported a 22-inch spread and 10-inch bases.
|Get ducks and keep them
567 Views - Posted: February 07 at 9:00 am
Each fall and winter, flooded areas along the eastern seaboard get bombarded by the annual migration of waterfowl, and duck hunters are always on the prowl for new ways to get more birds into shooting range. From new calls and revolutionary decoying devices to the various grain mixes planted in impoundments that are temporarily flooded, hunters are always going to the drawing board, devising plans to improve their hunting experiences. But the typical dry-land impoundment may not always be the best way to attract and retain a substantial portion of the migrating flock at the time when it matters most.
For years, the typical agriculture field with perimeter dikes and a reliable water source has been the ideal setup to get a visit from the migrating flock. And no doubt, these dry-land impoundments can be super duck magnets if planted correctly and controlled effectively. Ducks are suckers for fields flooded with carbohydrate-filled grains, yet, the majority of these impoundments only provide a temporary food source that often gets depleted quickly. And since they are only flooded for a short period of time, these fields are only important to ducks on a part-time basis, with a very limited grocery selection available.
|Mark that duck down
467 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am
Retrieving ducks from beaver ponds or other small bodies of water can be a bit tricky.