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  1. The Art of the Duck Call

    Making a mistake in the field can cost you in terms of the number of ducks and geese you are able to bring home. Unfortunately a lot of the mistakes made involve the use of calls. Knowing when, how often, and at what volume to call are all integral parts of the waterfowl hunt. Much of this knowledge comes with practice and observation of waterfowl, but there are solid guidelines that should be embraced as well. Calling frequently may seem to up your success level, but in reality it makes...
  2. Spring Turkey Season

    Turkey is not just for Thanksgiving or Christmas. You can get yourself a nice, spring turkey this season, if you decide to partake in this spring\'s turkey hunt. Sure, you can get a frozen turkey from the store, but there is no substitute for a freshly killed wild turkey, a perfect lean dish for the lukewarm spring season. If you want to get out of the lake and hunt on land for a chance, spring turkey season is on the horizon, from April 21, 2014 to May 18, 2014. The bag limit is two bearded...
  3. Ohio Youth Waterfowl Hunts

    Image from ducks.org Hunting is not only an adventurous pursuit, but it is something parents can pass on to their children. Hunting not only fosters an atmosphere of bonding between parent and child, but you\'ll be teaching your kids valuable lessons about survival and self-sufficiency. If you\'re thinking of taking your children water-fowling in the state of Ohio, there are some guidelines to follow at the state and federal levels. Times to Hunt According to federal laws, children 15...
  4. Training Bird Dogs (Part Two)

    When hunting in Ohio, having a well-trained bird dog can be aid you in attaining successful hunts. The foundation for molding a great hunting dog is having them obey commands. For any form of training, I recommend getting any literature like training manuals or books on how to train them, so you\'ll have an on-site reference guide. Training videos are also good reference guides. See the video below: When it comes to verbal commands, it all begins with obedience, house and outside training,...
  5. Training A Bird Dog (Part One)

    Having a hunting dog at your side can make your fowler experience more convenient for your hunting campaigns in Ohio. Sometimes you\'ll get a bird that was shot out of the air, and you may not where it landed, which is why having a dog at your side can come in handy. If you\'re thinking about getting a bird dog, consider the Pointer and Setter breeds. These dogs will not only help you retrieve any birds, but they will also help in \"pointing\" you in the right direction. If getting from a...
  6. Camouflage Tips

    Animals have that certain instinct in knowing their surroundings on a level that humans will never attain or understand. That\'s why camouflage and blending into your surroundings is so crucial when hunting water fowl, or any other animal. Animals like geese have that instinct to spot danger and flee immediately. If you are new to the hunting game, there are some things you can do to literally become one with nature. Scouting The first thing to do is know your surroundings. Scout your...
  7. Hunting in Canada

    Image from Wikipedia If planning a hunting trip in Canada, there is quite a lot of paperwork and regulatory hoops to jump through before entering, and it can be prime picking when it comes to bird gaming. Canada has a strong hunting and gaming culture, and you can have a blast (no pun intended) by gaming for fowl. Here are a few things you need to know before embarking on a hunting excursion further north. An additional permit is required for whatever bird you are going to hunt. This will...
  8. Fowler Companion: Setter

    Pointers, Retrievers and Spaniels are all good fowler dogs, but one particular breed worth mentioning is the Setter. This dog is a little different because it freezes rather than chases the prey. This gives you the advantage to taking the shot as birds are flushed out. They share the same traits as the German Shorthaired Pointer, a dog who tends to freeze and points to the direction of the kill, but they have differences in apperance. Setter history dates back to 15th century Spain, having...
  9. 10 Gauge Shotgun

    Photo from [URL]http://gal2.piclab.us/key/10[/URL] gauge shotgun manufacturers Many consider the 10 gauge shotgun obsolete, but it is an effective weapon that can attain multiple kills when in one downrange shot. This is not a gun you HAVE to buy if you have a 12 gauge 3 1/2. Either gun will get the job done in terms of kills. The best guns for hunting bird will be your 10, 12 or 20 gauge shotguns, but the 10g will be the heaviest, and this is where many people have a bit of a problem with the...
  10. Evening Hunts

    As avid hunters and outdoors men we squeeze in hunting time whenever we can. Most of us try to get out on the weekends, and some of us in the mornings before we go to work, but evening is also a great time to get out and hunt. If you're getting out in the evenings please stop by this thread and let us know what you got. As the season goes on I'm sure we will be seeing a ton of new pictures and information. [URL]http://www.ohiowaterfowlerforum.com/f924/quick-evening-hunt-111915/[/URL]
  11. Youth Hunts

    As the next generation comes into their own are you making sure to hand down the tradition of hunting? To preserve the right of sports and outdoors men everywhere we have to be good stewards of the sport and bring in the next generation. Teaching them to do things right is not always easy, but it is rewarding. Are you taking a youth to their first hunt? If so we would love to read more about it. Please join this thread for a discussion already in the works....
  12. OhioWaterFowlerForum Decal Contest!

    We just got the new decals in and they look great! In order to celebrate, and get a few into the hands of members, we are launching the OhioWaterFowlerForum decal contest. That\'s right, 20 lucky members will be drawn at random and contacted to receive our new decal free of charge! For complete rules of entry and to join please follow this link. [URL]http://www.ohiowaterfowlerforum.com/f924/ohiowaterfowlerforum-com-decal-contest-111667/[/URL]
  13. Making Sawdust

    As winter hits hard in Ohio many of us are out on the water waiting for the ducks to come in, but what do you do when you are not? Many are choosing to design and make calls. This age old tradition is one of the staples of the sport, and no Waterfowler would be complete without thorough knowledge of call production. Stop buy this thread to see what other members are producing in their down time. [URL]http://www.ohiowaterfowlerforum.com/f941/makin-sawdust-111739/[/URL]
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