December/January 2017
Issue Contents


River Of Ducks
Almost Unknown To Outsiders, The New River
Buzzes When And If The Weather Turns Cold
By Mike Marsh

Over A Pair
We’ve Found That In Just The Right
Situation, Less Is Definitely More
By Garhart Stephenson

To The Limit
When The Wind Gets Cold And Birds
Get Willing, It’s Time To Gear Up
By Mike Gnatkowski

Big Water Whistlers
Hunting On The Edge Of An Inland Sea
By T.R. Hendrick

Hurry Old Man
He Studied The Pinking Sky, And In Its Light
He Saw Ducks Beginning To Scratch The Canvas
By Jon Wongrey

On The Tree Duck Trail
I Had A Trophy In Mind, But The
Florida Marshes Gave So Much More
By David Rearick

A Corner Of The World
Finding A Hunt In The Open-Water
Pockets Of An Icy World
By Ron Peach


Hunt Book
The Supporting Cast—Divers
Smart Money: Saco Bay, Maine
Safety First—Afloat On Cold Water
A Better Band
The Thermos Factor
The Trusty 101
Favorite Duck, Or Duck du Jour?
Marsh Notes: California Invests In Canada
Conservation Needs Hunters, Non-Hunters To Unite
Optimism For Colorado River Delta

From The Editor
Is This The New Normal?

Gear Changes, Concepts Don’t
By Michael Hungle

Duck Dogs
Check Cords
By Robert Milner

New Pumps
By Jarrod Spilger

870s, Barrels, Floating The Target
By Tom Roster

Boats Guide
Taking On Skinny Waters
By David Rearick

Close Calls
A Dumb Move
By Marcus Adams

One Last Shot
A Dog Named Who (really!)
And A Banded Shoveler
By Dean Pearson

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

The 15-Minute Limit
By Patrick Meitin