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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting birds! Think about how, when and where you’ll use your decoys before you buy As a waterfowl hunter, I love decoys and can’t ever seem to have enough of them. It seems every year I add more decoys to my spread. My collection includes both duck and goose decoys and consists of full bodies, shells, windsocks, silhouettes and floaters. While each variety of decoys will attract and lure birds, there are times, locations and conditions where one decoy type is better suited than the others.   Full-body decoys Full-body decoys … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting birds! Pick the right call for the right time Hunting waterfowl is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. I am anything but a dedicated waterfowler and my collection of waterfowl hunting gear is pretty meager. I’ve managed to acquire a few decent shotguns over the years but other than that, I’ve got a couple dozen floating mallard decoys, some decent waterproof clothing and some high-quality calls. And, truthfully, that’s all a person really needs to enjoy this great heritage. While I’ve got buddies with hundreds of decoys and … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting birds! Canada geese, snow geese and puddle ducks are some of the most common waterfowl species hunted across the prairie provinces. Over the past 35 years, I’ve had the privilege to hunt these birds in many places throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. While gunning for these species is generally good everywhere within these provinces, there are some areas that are my personal favourites.   Alberta’s pothole ducks The prairie pothole region of central Alberta, not far from Camrose, is my favorite Alberta location for waterfowling. The scenic rolling hills, numerous … Read more »

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