October 2023
Issue Contents


Small Water Success
Five Absolutes
For Hunting Tight Places
By Mark Brendemuehl

A Steady Rain
A Lot Of Birds Seen,
But Even More Tales Told
By Shawn Swearingen
Illustrations By Bob White

Secret Slough
Wait Long Enough And
Wishes May Come True
By Rich Massey

Chasing Swans
A Coveted Tag
Doesn’t Ensure Success
By Chad Incorvia



Hunt Book
Flyway Watch—Small In Stature Only—Green-Winged Teal
Survey Says—Ducks 2023 Are Definitely Down
Smart Money—Crab Orchard NWR, Illinois
Rivers Don’t Mean Much To Ducks
When Pintails Were 10 Points
Marsh Notes—Pintail To Grace 2024 Duck Stamp—Have You Shot A Banded Bird?—Big Dollars For Landowner Conservation

From The Editor
A Good Idea With A Hitch
By Jay Strangis

Duck Dogs
The Rules Of Reward
By Robert Milner

Make ’Em Stop
By Scott Haugen

Boss: Fresh Air And Lethal Loads
By Tom Keer

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

Waterfowlers Rule!
By T.R. Hendrick