August/September 2014
Issue Contents

Gear Guide 2014

90 Bonus Pages Of Great New Gear!
Featuring Shotguns, Loads, Chokes, Decoys, Blinds, Boats, Mud Motors, Hunting Accessories, Clothing, Calls …


September Snow Day
When It’s Right Time, Right Place,
Right Birds, It’s A Beautiful Thing
By Jack Hirt

Learned Mallards
Our Hunt Was Eventful,
For All The Wrong Reasons
By Jay Strangis

Mallards In The Snow
For Lovers Of Foul Weather, Days
Like This Can’t Come Soon Enough
By Dean Davenport

Rice Country Specks
A Late Date In Louisiana Proves That
Whitefronts Appreciate A Good Conversation
By John Flores

The Silent Treatment
Hurrying North, Only To Be Met
By A Canada Goose Sneak Attack
By Wendell H. Shepherd

Great Salt Trifecta
A Trip To Utah Turns Out Three Unique
Hunts In One Productive Landscape
By David Rearick

God’s Own Country
For The Waterfowler, New Zealand Is A Paradise
Of Opportunity, So Far And Yet So Close
By Ramsey Russell

A Dog That Fits
I Needed A Versatile Retriever, But My Wife
Had Other Demands For Man’s Best Friend
By John R. Salassa, M.D.


Hunt Book
Flyway Watch—The Importance Of Stopovers
An Argument For Pass Shooting
Why Collect?
Farm Bill, A Guarded Victory
Mossberg 500
North America’s Other Eiders
Whoopers Gone Cajun
Marsh Notes—How Short is Shortstopping?
Is There A Drone In Your Future?

From The Editor
Work In Progress

Confidence Decoys
By Michael Hungle

Duck Dogs
Hunger Games
By Robert Milner

Environ-Metal Keeps Expanding
By Tom Roster

Browning A5 3.5
By Jarrod Spilger

Close Calls!
Testy Tusker
By Raul Madrasa

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

Ground Blind
By Jim Dougherty