September 2013
Issue Contents


Change In Plans
Stymied By Mild Weather, A Utah Hunt
Moves North To Meet Winter Head On
By Gary Zahm

Squeezing Water From A Sone
The World Seemed To Be Drying Up
And Taking The Ducks With It,
But A Few Birds Could Still Be Found
By Jay Strangis

In Sandy’s Wake
On The Jersey Coast, A Punishing
Prelude To Duck Season
By Bucky D’Agastino

Wingshooting’s Alive And Well In The Sunshine State,
Including The Draw Of Wall-Worthy Birds
By David Rearick

Patterning Early Canadas
Summer’s Heat Gives Up Grudgingly, Green Leaves
Still Rustle On Trees—But This Is Early Goose Season
By Ron Peach

Adjusting My Sights
Winning At Waterfowling Was Everything, But Time
And Perspective Brought A New Sense Of Purpose
By Angelo Baio

Going Guided
One Man’s Template For The Qualities, Characteristics
And Operations That Make Up Good Guide Service
By Ross E. Swope

Bittersweet Trophy
After Years Of Wishing, The Significance
Of A Bird-In-Hand Proves Double Edged
By Joel Herrling


Hunt Book
Flyway Watch—Bagged Fowl—By The Numbers
Roothead—Folksy But Effective Decoys
Beaver Dam
Sense Of Ethics
Home Run Baker
Swans—A Success Story In Trying Times
Darrydale—Making Hunt Stories Legend
Marsh Notes—Numbers Point To A Good Season
Farm Bill Efforts Disappointing

From The Editor
Up High The Air’s Too Thin
By Jay Strangis

Performance Review
By Michael Hungle

Duck Dogs
About Retriever Puppies
By Robert Milner

Winchester’s New Tracer Load
By Tom Roster

Preseason Patterning
By Jarrod Spilger

Defining Open-Water Boats
By Robert Vanpelt

Close Calls!
Fire In The Hole!
By Wayne Brown

Market Hunter
Find An Outfitter, Decoy, Call, Boat, Retriever, Waterfowling Accessory

A Tub Full Of Ducks
By Jim Dougherty