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Duck-banding info essential to managing waterfowl

Since 1940, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has managed national fish and wildlife populations and their habitat to protect and promote the resources. As part of those efforts, USFWS manages migratory birds jointly with Canada and Mexico, and to make educated, informed decisions, hunter input and band data must be included. 

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Big Lake’s T-Rex duck calls

From T-Reed to T-Rex.
It wasn’t a long stretch for the call designers at South Carolina-based Big Lake Outdoor Products, who earlier this year debuted a pair of T-Rex duck calls, one in acrylic and one in wood. […]

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Early Canada goose season is best kept secret in Carolinas

Throughout much of the Carolnas, deer hunting and dove hunting seasons are now open. The saltwater fishing is also going strong, and as bass begin their fall transition, catfishing is going strong on most of the lakes and rivers. And in all this, another season that is also open, but often overlooked, is the early Canada goose season.

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Free wood duck boxes available to private land owners

A limited number of free wood duck boxes will again be available to private landowners and other qualified applicants this fall through a partnership between the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the State Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. Interested individuals can apply for the available boxes via the SCDNR website (see link below).

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Alpz Doggie Duck Blind

You’re pretty good at hiding yourself beside your favorite duck hole camouflage clothing, some brush and maybe a little camouflage cloth but that big, black, yellow or brown dog next to you, that’s another story. He wants to see those mallards come into the decoys as much as you do, and he needs to see them splash down when you make a good shot. […]

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Hunter realizes he’s being hunted by bobcat

Have you ever been hunting, but felt as though you were the one being hunted? That’s just the feeling Logan Foster of Chester, S.C. felt one morning last month while duck hunting with a friend in a creek bottom that was known to hold ducks. But it wasn’t just a feeling. Foster realized before it was too late that a bobcat was waiting to attack, mistaking his wood duck calling for an early morning snack.

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This plant is beaver swamp magic for waterfowl

Banana water lily is the plant that changed my hunting luck way back in 1980. I never really expected the ducks to flock to it like they have in the years since I planted it. It is amazine how many waterfowl it feeds each year, both during and after the waterfowl season. 

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