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Learn to Call the Audible – Kill More Birds

October 28th, 2016|Categories: How To, Hunting Tip, Waterfowl Hunting|Tags: , , , |

Mallard Landing in GHG Decoys “He walked up to the line, glanced to the left and then back to the right. His headlamp came to a halt on an open area in the field, he pointed and made the call, an audible.” Develop a series of adjustments, and be ready to use them. [...]

California Waterfowl Association & Banded Holdings Partnership

September 12th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , |

CWA is pleased to announce its newest corporate partner: Banded Holdings, Inc. Banded Holdings produces products under the Banded, Avery, GHG Greenhead Gear and Avery Sporting Dog brands and produces The Fowl Life and Dead Dog Walkin’ TV shows. The partnership signals Banded Holdings’ commitment to the conservation of waterfowl, wetlands and hunting heritage in [...]

It’s Teal Season

August 30th, 2016|Categories: Waterfowl Hunting|Tags: , , |

You step into the classroom on day one, as the leader, not the carefree. Before being struck by airborne matter with an accompanying wisecrack you notice an assembly of ruinous damage. You hear a succession of whistles, songs, chatter, clatter and bangs. You see mind-bending, rapid motion – a freakin’ slew of it. You could [...]

Missing doves? Try these tips to hit more birds consistently.

August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Dove Hunting, Hunting Tip|Tags: , , , |

Missing doves? Try these tips to hit more birds consistently. They say the national average of shells expended per dove hit hovers each season around six. I’m not sure who came up with that figure but I bet it is a lot closer to true than false. Many factors attribute to missing doves. They are [...]

5 Areas To Focus On For Early Goose Season Scouting

August 9th, 2016|Categories: Hunting Tip, Waterfowl Hunting|Tags: , , , |

The geese were located three days ago, feeding heavily in a freshly cut corn field a few miles from town. Permission was secured to hunt the field and plans were made for an eventful opening day. The decoys were set just right and blinds well brushed before dawn. As the sun crested the horizon the [...]

Readying Your Dog for Fall-Step 3: Steadiness to Shot & Marking

July 23rd, 2016|Categories: Dog Training, Waterfowl Hunting|Tags: , , , |

Readying Your Dog for Fall-Step 3 In the first two installments we covered obedience and physical conditioning.  These are key elements to having a quality hunting dog by your side come fall. Now let’s examine fine tuning of two more highly important skills, steadiness to shot and marking.  Since these go hand in hand they [...]

Readying Your Dog for Fall-Step 2 – Conditioning

July 15th, 2016|Categories: Dog Training, Waterfowl Hunting|Tags: , , , , , |

Readying Your Dog for Fall-Step 2 Part two of our four part series focuses on physical conditioning. Your dog needs to be “lean and mean” to perform well during a hunt. Don’t over exert your dog, take it slowly and soon the dog’s fitness level will improve. Step 2-Physical Conditioning Just like their masters, dogs [...]

Readying Your Dog for Fall: Step 1 – Obedience

July 6th, 2016|Categories: Dog Training, Hunting Tip, Waterfowl Hunting|Tags: , , , , |

During the month of July we will be exploring the four part process that is preparing your retriever. This four-part series will cover obedience, physical conditioning, steadiness and marking, and finally blind retrieves. Follow these steps and your favorite hunting companion will be ready this fall.   Step 1: Obedience, obedience, obedience! Nothing deteriorates over [...]

The 5 Things You Need To Know About Decoying Turkeys

May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Hunting Tip, Turkey Hunting|Tags: , , , , , , |

Photo: Ben Cade   Turkey hunters know that decoys are an effective way to harvest mature toms. Here are some tactics that will lead to success this spring. 1) Set your decoys at the proper location-Sounds simple right? But if the decoys are at the wrong angle or distance it will be a [...]