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The Ultimate Guide to Calling and Decoying Waterfowl: Tips and Tactics for Hunting Ducks and Geese
The Ultimate Guide to Calling and Decoying Waterfowl: Tips and Tactics for Hunting Ducks and Geese
by Monte Burch
Paperback from The Lyons Press
ISBN: 1592285236
The sport of hunting ducks and geese is alive and quite well in North America, thanks in large part to a resurgence of waterfowl numbers, which, in turn, can be traced to conservation groups such as Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl, Inc., as well as to sportsmen who impose limits on themselves far stricter than those issued by the law.
Assembling the gear, fixing the decoys, working with the Labs and Chesapeakes, caring for the firearms, fixing the blinds or duck boats, and always looking for more hotspots to hunt, waterfowlers are a breed unto themselves.
In these pages, read how to become adept at all aspects of duck and goose hunting-how to set the decoys in various conditions, how to call for the various species at different times of the year, how to get out there on the marsh or grain field and collect birds.
Misery Loves Company: Waterfowling and the Relentless Pursuit of Self-Abuse
Misery Loves Company: Waterfowling and the Relentless Pursuit of Self-Abuse
by Bill Buckley
Hardcover from Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
ISBN: 0961727985
This book takes a fun-filled look at the foibles, follies, pratfalls, and unpredictable world of the duck hunter, from the time his alarm rings at 3:00 a.m. until he stumbles into freezing marsh water two hours later, swamping his waders but not dampening his enthusiasm for the sport. Why do duck hunters do it? Sit in driving rain for hours awaiting ducks that may never come? Shiver in freezing boats and blinds in the most inaccessible, not to mention inhospitable, environs imaginable?
Author-photographer Bill Buckley writes about these magic moments with humor and verve, but it is his brilliant color photographs that steal the show. The hapless hunter who watches helplessly as his partner's Suburban backs out of the driveway-and over the gun case that holds his favorite shotgun. Click! The faithful retriever that elegantly lifts its leg and makes a sop of the hunter's blind bag. Click! And the pained expressions on the faces of duck hunters caught in the act of "enjoying" their favorite sport. Click.
Waterfowlers who sometimes question their own sanity can now take heart. "It's all right," Buckley writes, "if you like standing in swamp muck for hours on end. It's okay if your family thinks you're weird. Who cares if your girlfriend diagnoses you as obsessive-compulsive or sadomasochistic?
The important thing is, you're not alone."
Hunting Ducks and Geese: Hard Facts, Good Bets, and Serious Advice from a Duck Hunter You Can Trust
Hunting Ducks and Geese: Hard Facts, Good Bets, and Serious Advice from a Duck Hunter You Can Trust
by Steve Smith
Paperback from Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811728889
  • Covers preseason scouting, how and where to place a blind, use of decoys and calls
  • Identifies and corrects common mistakes made when placing and setting up blinds and decoys, timing the hunt, and waiting for waterfowl

  • This engaging guide covers all the how-to's of hunting waterfowl, including more advanced techniques like river hunting, flooded timber shooting, and prairie shooting. As managed areas become a fact of life for waterfowlers, Smith's advice on how to work within these systems is increasingly useful, as is his emphasis on the importance of hunting with dogs to maximize success ratios and minimize the likelihood of cripples.

    A Ducks Unlimited Guide to Hunting Dabblers
    A Ducks Unlimited Guide to Hunting Dabblers
    by Wade Bourne
    Hardcover from Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
    ISBN: 1932052003

    This is a comprehensive guide to hunting mallards, wood ducks, wigeon, teal, pintails, and other dabbling ducks. Never has another book offered more details on dabbler hunting tactics, including: *Methods for hunting dabblers over decoys in marshes, flooded timber, agricultural fields, rivers, and small and big lakes *Strategies for pass shooting, jump shooting, and float hunting *Tactics for early- and late-season hunting *Advice on how to hunt public areas *And much, much more In-depth chapters cover how to call dabblers; how to set up the most effective decoy spreads for a wide variety of situations; how, and where, to set up duck blinds; and how to scout and locate the best hunting spots. A chapter on shotgunning recommends which gauges, actions, chokes, and loads to use for various species and types of hunting, and includes tips for becoming a good duck shot. There's even a chapter on how to plan a duck-hunting trip, complete with information on the top ten dabbler hunting destinations in the United States and Canada. Like author Wade Bourne's first Duck Unlimited guidebook, Decoys and Proven Methods for Using Them, this one is chockfull of enough new and detailed information to make it an invaluable resource for the novice and veteran duck hunter alike.

    The Complete Hunter: Duck Hunting (The Hunting and Fishing Library)
    The Complete Hunter: Duck Hunting (The Hunting and Fishing Library)
    by Dick Sternberg, Jeff Simpson
    Hardcover from Cowles Creative Publishing Inc.
    ISBN: 0865730652

    This guide provides hunters with the knowledge, methods and equipment for hunting ducks.

    A Waterfowler s Bedside Book
    A Waterfowler's Bedside Book
    by Eric Begbie
    Paperback from
    ISBN: 141167023X

    A superb collection of waterfowling and wildfowling tales from a well known waterfowler. It covers duck hunting and goose shooting in Britain, America and Canada and deserves a place at every goose and duck hunter's bedside. Second enlarged edition.
    The Duck Hunter s Book: Classic Waterfowl Stories
    The Duck Hunter's Book: Classic Waterfowl Stories

    Paperback from Lyons Press
    ISBN: 1592284221
    This book should have a place in every duck hunter's library--from the novice to the expert.

    161 Waterfowling Secrets
    161 Waterfowling Secrets
    by Inc. Ducks Unlimited
    Paperback from Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

    161 Waterfowling Secrets provides the avid hunter with valuable tips and ideas to become a more successful waterfowler. Chapters are devoted to helping you improve your skills with: blinds & concealment; boats; calls & calling; decoys; guns & loads; retrievers; safety; tactics; waders and more. (6 x 9, 86 pages, b&w photos, illustrations)

    The Duck Gods Must Be Crazy: More Stories of Waterfowling Obsession
    The Duck Gods Must Be Crazy: More Stories of Waterfowling Obsession
    by Doug Larsen
    Hardcover from Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
    ISBN: 1932052224

    In this follow up to his best-selling book Don't Shoot the Decoys, author Doug Larsen offers more humorous observations on the sport of waterfowling. The book begins with a hilarious "Open Letter to the Duck Gods," in which Larsen wonders aloud about what he has done to deserve the wrath of the duck hunting deities, which have obviously conspired against him to ruin his hunting season, his physical and mental health, and his family life. "Three weeks into the season," he writes, "with only two weeks left to go. Everything seems to be going against me, and I wouldn't know a limit of ducks if I tripped over one."
    From there Larsen lets his duck hunting fancy take flights that are sure to tickle the funny bones of waterfowlers everywhere. These include ruminations on why there aren't any duck hunting movies (in the story "Black Duck Down"), a duck hunt with two sharp-shooting and keen-witted little old ladies in the Louisiana bayou (in "A Duck for Gumbo"), a chapter devoted to, of all things, "Coot Tactics," and seventeen other new and original stories of "waterfowling obsession." Indeed, what was said when Larsen published his first book is even more apt with the publication of his second: "If Gordon MacQuarrie is the voice of the old duck hunters, then Doug Larsen is the voice of the new."
    Waterfowl Hunting: Ducks and Geese of North America (The Complete Hunter)
    Waterfowl Hunting: Ducks and Geese of North America (The Complete Hunter)
    by Nick Smith
    Hardcover from Creative Publishing international
    ISBN: 1589232372
    Each year more than 4 million hunters pursue waterfowl species in North America alone. This basic outdoor reference for hunters covers bird identification and actual hunting strategies for 27 major species of puddle ducks, diving ducks, and geese. The author also discusses several different styles of hunting waterfowl-from the water and from land-plus different kinds of blinds and their relative usefulness in various habitats.

    How-to information on calling and decoying is covered in detail, including decoy placement strategies and all the popular patterns. Both US and Canadian species and hunting opportunities are discussed. Includes index.

    American Duck Shooting (Classics of American Sport)
    by George Bird Grinnell, Jim Casada
    (Paperback - August 1991)

    American Wingshooting : A Twentieth Century Pictorial Saga
    Ben O. Williams, Charley F. Waterman
    Hardcover: 160 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.64 x 11.24 x 9.30
    Publisher: Willow Creek Press; ;
    ISBN: 1572231904

    Arizona Game Birds
    David E. Brown, Paul Bosman (Illustrator)
    Hardcover / Published 1989

    By Dawn's Early Light
    By Dawn's Early Light
    by E. Donnall Jr. Thomas
    Book Description: "Hunts are best measured by the endurance of the memories they produce," E. Donnall Thomas Jr. writes in this, his first collection of waterfowling essays. He might have added that good books are likewise measured by how vivid, and how long, they remain in the mind of the reader. By Dawn's Early Light is a book that will stay with you long after you have read it. Though he has pursued big game, upland birds, and a variety of fish all over the world, Thomas reserves a special place in his heart for duck and goose hunting, That's because waterfowling is to him a uniquely American sport. A sport of home and hearth, of memories made even more poignant by the knowledge that the first light of dawn is fleeting and will not last. Thomas captures these moments so well that his memories become ours.
    Hardcover from Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
    Duck Hunting (Hunting & Fishing Library)
    by Jeff Simpson, Dick Sternberg
    Hardcover - 144 pages
    Creative Publishing International; ISBN: 0865730652
    161 Waterfowling Secrets : Time-Honored, Field-Tested Waterfowling Tips and Advice from Ducks Unlimited Members
    Ducks Unlimited Magazine Staff

    Paperback - 78 pages
    Willow Creek Press; ISBN: 0961727926

    Carving Decorative Duck Decoys : With Full-Size Templates
    by Harry V. Shourds, Anthony Hillman (Contributor)
    (Paperback - September 1984)

    Carving Miniature Duck Decoys
    by Anthony Hillman
    (Paperback - November 1985)

    The Duck Stamp Story
    by Eric Jay Dolin, Bob Dumaine
    Listed under Philately

    Collecting Antique Bird Decoys and Duck Calls
    by Carl F. Luckey
    (Paperback - March 1992)

    Don't Shoot the Decoys: Original Stories of Waterfowling Obsession
    by Doug Larsen
    Book Description: Waterfowlers may be passionate-even obsessive-about their sport, but at least they don't take themselves too seriously. That's because duck and goose hunting is so often a humbling experience. In that respect, these 20 stories by Doug Larson are like the classic wildfowl tales of, say, Gordon MacQuarrie-that is, they celebrate the sport of waterfowling while tickling the funny bone. But while Larson is in many ways a traditionalist when it comes to waterfowling-and storytelling-his voice is refreshingly new. Larson's subject, in fact, is the modern hunter's struggle to come to terms with the past while living fully in the present. For instance, while he expresses a love for the hardy duck chasers in canvas coats who humped dozens of cork decoys through mud and mire to secret blinds, he also admits "adapting" to the comforts and conveniences of four-wheel ATVs, portable blind heaters, hollow-body plastic decoys, and polyester "fleece" parkas. On the other hand, he takes pokes at the modern trend to overcomplicate the sport. "Whatever happened to throwing rocks?" he asks in a chapter on motion decoys. Though the book finds humor in the "small" moments associated with duck and goose hunting, it occasionally delivers a real zinger that will bring tears to the reader's eyes, as in the hilarious chapter titled "Concrete," in which Larsen discovers what can happen when a son takes his non-hunting dad waterfowling for the first time.
    Hardcover from Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

    Duck Hunting (Hunting & Fishing Library)
    by Jeff Simpson, Dick Sternberg

    Duck and Goose Cookbook
    by A. D. Livingston
    Listed under Cookbooks

    Natural History of the Waterfowl
    by Frank S. Todd
    Ibis Pub Co; ISBN: 0934797110
    Special Order

    Last Stories of the Old Duck Hunters (Gordon MacQuarrie Trilogy)
    by Gordon MacQuarrie

    Handbook of Waterfowl Identification
    by Frank S. Todd, James F. Clements (Editor)
    Listed under Waterbirds

    Hunting Ducks and Geese
    Steve Smith, David Roebuck (Illustrator)
    Hardcover / Published 1984

    Misery Loves Company: Waterfowling and the Relentless Pursuit of Self-Abuse
    by Bill Buckley
    Hardcover from Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

    Retriever Training for the Duck Hunter
    by Robert Milner
    Listed under Gun Dogs

    Painting Duck Decoys : 24 Full-Color Plates and Complete Instructions
    by Anthony Hillman
    (Paperback - April 1985)

    Waterfowl Identification : The Lemaster Method
    by Richard Lemaster
    Listed under Waterbirds

    Ralf Coykendall's Duck Decoys and How to Rig Them
    by Ralf Coykendall, Bob Cary (Illustrator)
    Paperback - 137 pages Reprint edition (October 1989)
    The Lyons Press; ISBN: 1558210393

    Stories of the Old Duck Hunters : & Other Drivel (Gordon MacQuarrie Trilogy)
    by Gordon MacQuarrie, et al (

    Successful Duck Hunting : A Look into the Heart of Waterfowling
    by M. D. Johnson, Julia Johnson (Photographer)

    Goose Hunting: Doing it the Right Way
    by Bill Marchel (Photographer), Teresa Marrone (Illustrator), Dennis E. Hunt (Illustrator)
    Paperback - 120 pages
    Dennis Hunt Hunting Products Inc; ISBN: 0965390853

    Grouse Hunter's Guide : Solid Facts, Insights, and Observations on How to Hunt the Ruffed Grouse
    Dennis Walrod
    Hardcover / Published 1985

    Waterfowling Horizons : Shooting Ducks & Geese in the 21st Century
    by Christopher S. Smith, Jason A. Smith
    Hardcover - 270 pages (December )
    Wilderness Adventures Pr; ISBN: 1885106505

    Waterfowl : An Identification Guide to the Ducks, Geese and Swans of the World
    by Steve Madge, Hilary Burn (Illustrator)
    Listed under Waterbirds

    Wingshooter's Guide to South Dakota : Upland Birds and Waterfowl
    by Ben O. Williams, Chuck Johnson

    Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho : Upland Birds and Waterfowl
    by Ken Retallic, Rocky Barker

    Wingshooter's Guide to North Dakota : Upland Birds & Waterfowl
    by Chuck Johnson, Jason A. Smith
    Paperback: 260 pages
    Wilderness Adventures Press; ISBN: 1885106238; (July )

    North American Waterfowl
    (National Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
    by Richard K. Walton
    Listed under Waterbirds

    Shotguns and Shooting: A Celebration of the Gun
    Michael McIntosh, et al
    Listed under Firearms

    Waterfowling Boats, Blinds & Related Gear
    by Chuck Lichon (Editor)
    Paperback - 120 pages
    Outdoor Pubns; ISBN: 0965978400
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    The Compleat Waterfowler : A Discourse on Duck Hunting with a Little Goose on the Side
    by Buck Peterson, J. Angus McLean (Illustrator)
    Paperback - 208 pages
    The Lyons Press; ISBN: 1558213910
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