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    By Doug Leier North Dakota has such an array of duck species nesting in the state there's a good chance most hunters will remember a teal, gadwall, pintail or shoveler as their first duck and instead of a mallard. And there's nothing wrong with that, nothing wrong with bragging about the first...
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    By Doug Leier The next time you find yourself kicking cans in the shop, killing time at the gas station or coffee shop with the crew, I ask you to raise a question about favorite ducks. No doubt the wood duck would garner a share of votes, and the pintail has subtle grace and definition--that...
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    By PJ Maguire One crisp fall morning in the recent past, I was sitting at a counter waiting on breakfast in Lawton, North Dakota. We were at Doris' Café, which happens to be attached to the only gas station in town. In my opinion it is probably the last place to get a good breakfast for...
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    By PJ Maguire I met Dave Easton in the fall of 2000 at the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks. Dave had a burning passion to pursue game in the outdoors and a Jeep. I had three-dozen mallard floaters and knowledge of waterfowl passed...
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    By PJ Maguire Ever since I heard of the early teal seasons held by states south of Minnesota and North Dakota, I have wanted to participate in one of these hunts. When I first started hunting with my friend J.D. from Omaha, he told me tales of hunting these little ducks in September...
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    By Chris Hustad It was right around first light when I ventured outside of our sleeping quarters at J. Clark Salyer National Refuge Headquarters near Upham, ND last week (in early September). I noticed the picnic table was still full of grills, empty plates of goose, and some empty beer cans...
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    By PJ Maguire The Internet is a beautiful thing. It has given me hunting opportunities I only dreamed of as a young boy paging through outdoor magazines wishing to hunt ducks in the exotic places featured in the stories. So… when I got the chance to hunt waterfowl on Louisiana's Lake...
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    By Chris Hustad When I look back at the hunting and fishing memories throughout the years, I can really tell how much it influenced the blueprint of my life. I can remember my first walleye, largemouth bass, pheasant, and duck to name a few like it was just yesterday. But more than just the...
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    By Doug Panchot Having gone every hunting seasonexcept for last, without having a dog to hunt with of my own, I came to the conclusion that a gun dog is something that everyone should have the opportunity to have. Sure I have hunted with others who bring along their dogs when we hunt together...
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    By Perry Thorvig Kenny Z said that he first "discovered" the honey hole when he was 16 years old. Now it is 39 years later, and he is still hunting the same spot. There aren't the numbers of birds around that there used to be. But, hey, shooting the birds is only half the fun. The favorite...
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    By Chris Hustad Christmas season has come and gone yet again, with plenty of memories to crown the year. This will be a very memorable Christmas for people all over the country who've never had a white Christmas before. On the weather channel, I saw some areas in the Gulf Coast of...
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    By PJ Maguire I have often been asked, "What is the best hunt you have ever been on?" I am a very modest person, but I have a long list to choose from when it comes to this topic. I have been blessed by befriending some of the best waterfowlers in the country. Being lucky, and being at the...
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    By PJ Maguire There has been a lot written about shooting shotguns and the different roles of shot size, chokes, etc. It seems to me that every article I have read about shooting agrees on one thing; you can have the right choke with the right load, but if you cannot shoot, it won't...
  14. Canada Goose Hunting
    By Chris Hustad This type of bird cleaning is best used for ducks, snow geese, lessor Canada geese, and upland game. The process of breasting the bird and packaging takes about 3-4 minutes/bird. It's a great way to do large numbers at a time. I learned this years back and have been using it...
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