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Duck Season Somewhere

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For 365 days per year, it really is duck season somewhere. Pull up a chair and join host Ramsey Russell, founder of GetDucks.com, as he chats with waterfowl hunters, conservationists and storytellers worldwide.  The world is a whole lot bigger than our own backyard, and the real story of duck hunting is about more than just ducks. It's also about people, places, times both past and present. Informal and highly informative, these insightful conversations usually take place on-location at hunting lodges and events throughout the United States and 6 whole continents worth of world, wherever Ramsey's year-round quest for unique duck hunting adventures takes him.

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For 365 days per year, it really is duck season somewhere. Pull up a chair and join host Ramsey Russell, founder of GetDucks.com, as he chats with waterfowl hunters, conservationists and storytellers worldwide.  The world is a whole lot bigger than our own backyard, and the real story of duck hunting is about more than just ducks. It's also about people, places, times both past and present. Informal and highly informative, these insightful conversations usually take place on-location at hunting lodges and events throughout the United States and 6 whole continents worth of world, wherever Ramsey's year-round quest for unique duck hunting adventures takes him.

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Done with politics in duck hunting deleting you podcast

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Great to hear these “duck blind conversations” again!

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32 Ratings
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Thanks

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Done with politics in duck hunting deleting you podcast

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By ALRFAN - Mar 30 2020
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Great to hear these “duck blind conversations” again!
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Duck Season Somewhere

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For 365 days per year, it really is duck season somewhere. Pull up a chair and join host Ramsey Russell, founder of GetDucks.com, as he chats with waterfowl hunters, conservationists and storytellers worldwide.  The world is a whole lot bigger than our own backyard, and the real story of duck hunting is about more than just ducks. It's also about people, places, times both past and present. Informal and highly informative, these insightful conversations usually take place on-location at hunting lodges and events throughout the United States and 6 whole continents worth of world, wherever Ramsey's year-round quest for unique duck hunting adventures takes him.

Rank #1: Luke Naylor- Arkansas Greentree Reservoir Management

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Luke Naylor is Arkansas State Waterfowl Biologist.  Two years ago, the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission began intensively managing State-owner greentree reservoirs to include dewatering and timber harvesting.   Why were these activities prescribed? How will duck hunting be affected near-term and in future seasons? Great discussion about a national treasure.

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Arkansas Greentree Reservoir Management (hypertext https://www.agfc.com/en/hunting/migratory-birds/waterfowl/gtr/)

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Apr 20 2020

54mins

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Rank #2: Terry Denmon, Remembering Mike Morgan

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Terry Denmon, Mojo Outdoors, and Ramsey remember their good friend, the late Mike Morgan. They recall memorable times together and make plans for the future.

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Apr 17 2020

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Rank #3: Ira McCauley, Missouri Duck Camp

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It’s early-November in northwestern Missouri and a cold front is blowing in. Temps are plummeting, snow is likely.  From Locust Grove duck camp, Ira McCauley and Ramsey visit over a final nightcap.

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Apr 13 2020

28mins

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Rank #4: Brandon Cerecke, American Made

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Brandon Cerecke, BOSS Shotshells, joins Ramsey for a candid duck blind type chat about COVID-19 and the American way of life. How have Brandon’s blue-collar roots shaped his work ethic, ingenuity, and innovation? What new BOSS Shotshells products are coming down the pipeline and what’s driving their product-line expansion? They wrap up discussing father-son hunting plans for this fall when things resume normalcy. Related Links: BOSS ShotshellsOntario Canada Goose Hunt Episode Sponsors GetDucks.com USHuntList.com Boss Shotshells Follow Ramsey Russell’s worldwide waterfowl hunting adventures across 6 continents Instagram @ramseyrussellgetducks, YouTube @getducks, Facebook @GetDucks Comments about today’s episodes or future topics? Let us know!

Apr 24 2020

1hr 5mins

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Rank #5: Bigwater, The Foodie

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Bigwater and Ramsey talk about different routines, recent discoveries and new habits since the world stopped spinning as usual, then end up sinking their teeth into food - at home and abroad.  

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Apr 22 2020

58mins

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Rank #6: Lee Kjos

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Grounded from their normally hectic travel schedules due to COVID-19, Ramsey and photographer Lee Kjos recount meeting while duck hunting the epic, 1870s-like Rio Salado Argentina destination, but having formed a brothers-from-different-mothers bond over shared appreciation for classic rock. Like duck blind conversations are apt to do, they fall off into a time warp conversation.

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Apr 03 2020

1hr 9mins

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Rank #7: Martha Ciaffoni- Famous Argentina Hostess

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It’s about an hour preceding showtime - hectic opening morning of Dallas Safari Club Convention. While putting finishing touches on the GetDucks exhibit, Ramsey introduces long-time Argentina hostess and trusted friend, Martha Ciaffoni, an integral team member for over a decade. How’d they meet? What funny, stressful, and memorable events shaped their working relationship? What’s it like taking care of so many US duck hunters each season? The conversation ends, until next year, as people begin flooding through the doors.

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Argentina Duck Hunt La Paz

Argentina Duck Hunt Rio Salado

Dallas Safari Club Convention

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May 04 2020

46mins

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Rank #8: Glenn Falla (Australia)

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Aussie Glenn Falla and Ramsey connect from half-way across the world, reminiscing about past hunts together in the US and Down Under, recounting striking similarities and differences and comparing memorable species.  The pandemic presently has their feet nailed to the floor, but they plan future hunts together - Australia is a big continent, after all. Glenn’s closing thought hits home.  

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https://www.fieldandgame.com.au

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Apr 08 2020

1hr 29mins

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Rank #9: Dr. Sam Pierce, Past Mississippi Duck Hunts Together

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Ramsey and long-time hunting buddy Dr. Sam Pierce catch up post-season.  Remembering many memorable moments, they recall a first hunt together when “bombs were dropping,” and conclude that great friendships are truly formed in foxhole situations! As a physician, Sam is on the frontlines dealing with COVID-19 and offers first-hand insights. Episode Sponsors (url links) GetDucks.com Boss Shotshells   Follow Ramsey Russell’s worldwide waterfowl hunting adventures across 6 continents Instagram @ramseyrussellgetducks, YouTube @getducks, Facebook @GetDucks Thoughts or questions about today’s episodes of future topics? Let us know!

Apr 01 2020

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Rank #10: Ben Webster- The Dream Job?

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It’s late-April and because COVID-19 protocols have prevented his guiding spring snow geese in Canada, Ben Webster of Big Kansas Outdoors is home in central Kansas. Ben tells Ramsey why and when he got into the guiding waterfowl hunts. What are some of the good and bad aspects of operating a professional guide service? What qualities does Ben really look for in prospective waterfowl guide-staff? What all goes into the Dream Job?     Related links: Big Kansas Outdoors      Episode Sponsors: USHuntList.com GetDucks.com BOSS Shotshells     Follow Ramsey Russell’s worldwide waterfowl hunting adventures across 6 continents Instagram @ramseyrussellgetducks, YouTube @getducks, Facebook @GetDucks     Your feedback is appreciated.

May 06 2020

1hr 1min

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Rank #11: SPECIAL EPISODE: They’ve Banned 12-gauge Shotguns in Canada?!

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Last week, the Canadian government by-passed parliamentary procedures by implementing a 25 years-old, never-before-used provision to ban “black guns.” This week, a real bombshell exploded when it was learned that this “ordering council” creates a real gray area regarding the legality of 12-gauge and 10-gauge shotguns. Fake News? Can American duck hunters take their 12-gauge shotguns to Canada this fall?! In this special episode of Duck Season Somewhere, Tony Bernardo, Executive Director, Canadian Shooting Sports Association explains to Ramsey the implications of this ruling for Canadian and American duck hunters. Related links: Canadian Shooting Sports Association Episode Sponsors: BOSS Shotshells GetDucks.com USHuntList.com Follow Ramsey Russell’s worldwide waterfowl hunting adventures across 6 continents Instagram @ramseyrussellgetducks, YouTube @getducks, Facebook @GetDucks

May 07 2020

38mins

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Rank #12: Jack Ray, Historic Hunting Clubs and Preservation of Utah’s Great Salt Lake

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Jack Ray, is President of Utah Waterfowl Association, an avid hunter, conservationist and local historian. He colorfully describes a mostly unknown facet of American waterfowling history - Utah’s Great Basin. At the height of US market hunting, when passenger pigeons eclipsed the sun and divers carpeted Chesapeake Bay, why was Utah revered as the world’s best duck hunting? What historical events literally transformed duck hunting as we know it today? How important is this crown jewel to North America and what measures have been taken to preserve historical and biological values? Riveting episode.

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Apr 06 2020

51mins

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Rank #13: Utah Duck Hunting (Part 4): Tony Smith of Hunt41, Diver Duck Hunting

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Tony Smith is a full-on Utah diver freak and co-host of Hunt41 film series.  He describes becoming a diver specialist in Utah, his home-made diver decoy spread, and why one is decoy particularly special.

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Mar 30 2020

31mins

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Rank #14: Dan Hruska- HP Outdoors

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As easily as if they were visiting between volleys, HPOutdoors co-host Dan Hruska shares with Ramsey a few important life events before and during the ongoing “reset.”  How did HPOutdoors get started and how does Dan describe their relationship with the online community they’ve since cultivated? Why should Toronto International Airport Customs definitely be avoided if at all possible? What are some memorable places that duck hunting has taken Dan and what do future HPOutdoors plans entail? Related links:

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Apr 30 2020

1hr 33mins

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Rank #15: Robbie Kroger- In the Blood

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It’s a cold January morning preceding Dallas Safari Club. Blood Origins producer Robbie Kroger breaks for coffee with Ramsey before interviewing Weatherby Award winners. In a time that sport hunting is increasingly marginalized, Robbie’s Blood Origins project has given an authentic, selfless voice to hunting. Why it’s “in the blood” speaks importantly to the non-hunting majority and to hunters themselves. What’s your why? Related Links: Blood Origins Blood Origins IG Get Ducks Blood OriginsDallas Safari Club Weatherby Award Episode Sponsors GetDucks.com USHuntList.com Boss Shotshells Follow Ramsey Russell’s worldwide waterfowl hunting adventures across 6 continents Instagram @ramseyrussellgetducks, YouTube @getducks, Facebook @GetDucks Your feedback is appreciated

Apr 27 2020

39mins

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Rank #16: JJ Randolph, Wyoming Goose & Duck Hunting

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The fabled North Platte River slithers through the American West, holding enviable numbers of Canada geese and mallards. WyoBraska Waterfowl's JJ Randolph has guided along Wyoming's North Platte River since forever. With the storytelling ability of someone that's guided for decades, he describes getting started, important influences, and why this region holds so many waterfowl - all where one of the Wild West's most historically significant events occurred.

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May 28 2020

1hr 6mins

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Rank #17: Radcliff Menge, Tom Beckbe Traditions

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The Tombigbee River flows into the rugged Mobile-Tensas Delta of southern Alabama, the backdrop for today's guest. Radcliff Menge describes how he became involved in the outdoors industry, and how family hunting traditions shaped Tom Beckbe's company vision. Roots run deep.  

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May 25 2020

36mins

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Rank #18: Corey Mason, Dallas Safari Club

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Corey Mason meets with Ramsey during the "COVID Pause." Growing up hunting with family in west Texas, he chased his passion through college, eventually becoming a waterfowl biologist for Texas, Parks and Wildlife.  As Executive Director of Dallas Safari Club, Corey passionately describes to Ramsey the importance of hunting anything anywhere to wildlife conservation worldwide, how hunters from all walks of life can engage collectively to meaningfully move the needle, and why all of us hunters worldwide are in this together.

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May 21 2020

53mins

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Rank #19: Zach Meyer, WildEar

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Zach Meyer of WildEar meets with Ramsey during Dallas Safari Club, telling him about his earliest introductions into hunting, about how he became a lifelong waterfowler with the single pull of the trigger. They share a few humorous tell-tale stories about shotgun-related hearing impairments (spoiler alert, Ramsey can't read lips on TV screens), and the two part ways with an invite for Ramsey to experience something he'll never do in Mississippi.

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May 18 2020

36mins

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Rank #20: Ryan Reynolds- Ottawa Valley, Ontario

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It's late-April and Ontario's Ottawa Valley is quiet. But this fall it will fill with raucous, migrating honkers gorging themselves on local crops before beating their way further south. Ryan Reynolds, Apex Waterfowling, and ramsey touch base during the "Covid Pause." How does goose hunting in Ontario's Ottawa Valley differ from western provinces? What's unique about interior Canada geese as compared to other subspecies? Ryan offers his candid appraisal of shotshells and the two hatch plans for the upcoming season.

Related Links: Canada Goose Hunting Ontario Apex Waterfowling

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May 14 2020

1hr 7mins

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Bonus Episode: Lynyrd Skynyrd Monument

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In follow up to yesterday's special episode, Lynyrd Skynyrd Monument Board Member, Mike Rounsaville, and Ramsey briefly discuss the Lynyrd Skynyrd Monument that's recently been built near the crash site.  The monument can be visited by exiting I-55 at Exit 8, driving 8 miles west towards Gillsburg on Highway 568. Follow the signs.  

Related Links:

Hanging Out With Gene Odom (YouTube Channel)

Gene Odom Entertainment (Gene's Facebook Page)

Lynyrd Skynyrd Monument Facebook Page

Lynyrd Skynyrd Monument Website

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Oct 20 2020

15mins

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Remembered

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On October 19, 1977, Lynyrd Skynyrd was inarguably the greatest rock band touring the USA and played what was their final concert in Greenville, South Carolina.  While enroute to Baton Rouge on October 20th, their plane crashed in the remote woodlands of southwest Mississippi, killing 6 passengers to include frontman Ronny Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, and backup vocalist Cassie Gaines.  Forty-three years later, their classic southern rock ballads are remembered worldwide - everyone has a favorite Skynyrd song! The episode begins with Lee Kjos describing why Skynyrd remains his all-time favorite band. We then visit personally with Ronnie Van Zant's childhood friend and bodyguard, Gene Odom, and several Amite County, Mississippi locals who first responded to the crash. What was growing up in Jacksonville like for Ronnie Van Zant? How'd they develop their band name, what events inspired their lyrics, and what was it like touring with them? What kind of guy was Ronnie Van Zant and how would he likely have wanted to be remembered? What do first responders most remember about that day? What compelled them to privately fund and to recently construct a beautiful Lynyrd Skynyrd Monument nearby?  Having met these guests and heard their stories, what's Ramsey's final take on it? All of these questions and more, to include some incredible never-before-told anecdotes, in today's very special episode of Duck Season Somewhere.  

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Contact Gene Odum on his social media to inquire about touring Lynyrd Skynyrd sites around Jacksonville, Florida.

Hanging Out With Gene Odom (YouTube Channel)

Gene Odom Entertainment (Gene's Facebook Page)

Lynyrd Skynyrd Monument Facebook Page

Lynyrd Skynyrd Monument Website

Special thanks to our friends at Outdoor Country Talk podcast for introducing us to this story. 

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Oct 19 2020

2hr 51mins

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Gene Campbell, Oyster Bayou HC

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Seventy-three years young, Gene Campbell is a two-time Purple Heart recipient that has been hunting fabled Chambers County, Texas, since he was a precocious child armed only with a pellet rifle. He humbly describes a legendary half-century of waterfowl guiding - on some of the same coveted properties he's hunted since forever - as, "not a career, but a lifetime love." Among his most cherished possessions are the now-faded-by-time photos of clients that became life-long friends that adorn many camp house walls. Most were lost during Hurricane Ike. What are some of Gene's earliest recollections growing up in this part of Texas? What was the hunting like back then? How'd he get into the waterfowl guiding business, and what's his secret for developing a reputation revered by most? How have the landscape, the birds and hunters themselves changed? From an experienced perspective, Gene Campbell speaks of past, present and future duck hunting in a region once considered foremost in Texas, and remains pretty darned good regardless. 

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Oct 15 2020

1hr 5mins

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Rob Sawyer, 100 Years of Texas Waterfowl Hunting

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Thinking Texas during the mid- to late-1800s more likely conjures images of tough cowboys, fierce comanches, and dusty cattle drives than epic turn-of-the-century waterfowl hunting. Today's guest forever changes that. Rob Sawyer has authored 3 incredible books on the Lone Star State's colorful waterfowling history. Even in the halcyon days of waterfowling, sport hunters began emerging as conservationists.  Saying "everything's bigger in Texas," Sawyer describes events that are truly hard to fathom by today's standard. What were the Canvasback Wars?  Prize hunts? Ox hunts? What other migratory bird species were hunted for food and sport? What attracted so many sharks along Matagorda Island? What Texas town began when an out-of-state visitor shot 1000 ducks? When did snow geese begin using the Texas prairie? Many Texas listeners asked us to feature Rob Sawyer and for excellent reason. Sawyer's anecdotes range from humorous to jaw dropping, all so extremely interesting that you'll not want the episode to end. But we barely even scratched the surface!

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Robert K Sawyer website

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A Hundred Years of Texas Waterfowling Book

Texas Market Hunting Book

Images of the Hunt: A Photographic History of Texas Waterfowling Book

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It's truly duck season somewhere 365 days per year and host Ramsey Russell chases them worldwide year-round. Follow Ramsey's duck hunting adventures:

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Oct 12 2020

1hr 4mins

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Houston Havens, Wood Ducks

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Houston Havens, Waterfowl Program Coordinator for Mississippi, has learned lots of very interesting things about wood ducks pursuant to ongoing banding programs in Mississippi. He and Ramsey discuss a variety of related topics pertaining to this ubiquitous species. How do they band wood ducks, what valuable information is gained, and how important is this to management? How widely do Mississippi's wood ducks disperse and what's the furtherest away one has been reported? How important are wood duck to Deep South hunters? All of this and more in today's episode!

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Waterfowl Program, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

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Oct 08 2020

1hr 4mins

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Doe's Eat Place, Greenville, Mississippi

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Gaining proper cultural insight anywhere worldwide is as simple as putting your feet under a table at the right restaurant. Doe's Eat Place is the most iconic restaurant in the State of Mississippi, is among countless Top-10 lists nationwide, has served countless luminaries and celebrities right alongside duck hunters fresh off the river for decades. It even received the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award.  But don't ask for a menu because they've never had one.  From across a red checkered table cloth, Ramsey joins 3rd-generation owner, Dominick "Baby Doe" Signa, plus life-long patron and Delta hunter-historian, Hank Burdine, for a lively round-table discussion of this legendary restaurant's colorful history. Of course, they end up talking Mississippi Delta duck hunting, too!  How and when did this restaurant get started? What Doe's Eat Place specialty was named Number 1 Must-Eat item in America? What's the hot tamale connection to Mississippi? How many salads did Aunt Florence prepare during her 75-year career - and why's that number only the half of it?  How has the nearby Mississippi River influenced Doe's and regional duck hunting? This is an absolutely delicious episode you'll really sink your teeth into.

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Oct 05 2020

1hr 3mins

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Steve Biggers, Best Texas Blue-Winged Teal Hunts

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Steve Biggers of Rocky Creek Retrievers runs the best blue-winged teal hunts in Texas, maybe even on earth. But it doesn't happen by accident. Far from it. Biggers explains professional retriever training and duck guiding, often using baseball concepts to effectively get his points across home plate. Straightforward and deliberate, his approach to both are similar - he wants to produce the best potential results and to maximize customers' enjoyment. How'd Biggers get started down the path of become Texas's best and who were his earliest influences? What makes this region a funnel for blue-winged teal migrating through Central and Mississippi flyways? If he "doesn't buy caps and t-shirts," what does he instead buy? How does he manage water, and how does he hold blue-winged teal for the entire season in the absence of any nearby state or federal refuges?  Like a hard line drive over centerfield fence, Biggers knocks this episode clear out of the park.

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Best Texas Blue-winged Teal Hunts

Team Waterfowl Rocky Creek Retrievers

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It's truly duck season somewhere 365 days per year and host Ramsey Russell chases them worldwide year-round. Follow Ramsey's duck hunting adventures:

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Oct 01 2020

51mins

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Warren Coco, The General's Habitat Management

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Warren Coco is a fury of boundless can-do energy. Large and in charge, with nearly a half-century of personal and professional achievements roiling in his wake, fellow hunt camp members affectionately refer to him as "The General."  It even says so on the gold-starred military helmet they hung above the entrance to his camp house room. The conversation begins with Coco explaining Go Devil's customer service, demonstrating his buck-stops-here philosophy. It then shifts to habitat management. A combination of art, science, experience and luck, it's a persistent roll-up-your-sleeves and make-it-happen challenge, especially on a property once described as "a show dog with fleas."  Sweat equity pays huge dividends when greenheads start pouring into the decoys, though. Why does Coco personally assist customers?  Why doesn't he plant hot crops such as corn or milo in his camp's duck holes?  What're his thoughts on flooded soybeans? How does he rate certain "weeds," and what advantages do natural, moist-soil plants have over planted millets?  What was his long-term solution for improving hunter concealment that also benefited wildlife?  In this fantastic episode, General Coco shares hard-earned life lessons that business owners and duck camp habitat managers will appreciate, but that everyone will enjoy greatly. 

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Sep 28 2020

1hr 8mins

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Ira McCauley, September "Quadfecta"

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Ramsey connects with Ira McCauley to discuss September happenings. Ira tells about the September blue-winged teal opener in Missouri's north zone, which has become a long-standing family tradition. They hunt, for sure, but they eat right and even have fun in a variety of ways. He describes his youngest son making an important connection with hunting last weekend. Beyond blue-wingeds, Ira traditionally chases what he calls the September Quadfecta. Besides mourning doves and blue-winged teal, can you guess which other birds they're chasing at Locust Grove this time of year? And why does he use sub-gauge shotguns? What habitat management activities kept him busy preceding the season? How do he and his sons "make applesauce"? How'd Ira come up with the new Momarsh Versavest, and what's new in the world of Habitat Flats? Another great September blue-winged teal season discussion.

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Sep 24 2020

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Warren Coco, Gators and Garfish

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In this episode of Duck Season Somewhere, waterfowl hunting legend, Warren Coco, and Ramsey continue visiting at the confluence of the Red and Black rivers in central Louisiana, but their conversation turns from feathered fowl to the big lizards for which is state is famous. Coco describes hunting alligators and collecting their eggs in great detail, and then talks about traditional gar fishing. The episode ends dramatically with the tale of 14-feet worth of mad, muddy gator being hand-grabbed in the good ol' days of Maurepas Swamp! How do they catch alligators and what do they do with them? How do they collect alligator eggs in south Louisiana? What do those momma gators think about the practice?  How are garfish caught and what the heck are "garfish balls"? What became of that massive gator they hand-grabbed?! This fun episode rips through a slice of colorful Louisiana culture like a Go Devil motor through the swamp and like only Warren Coco can tell it!

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Sep 21 2020

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Terry Denmon, Duck Habitat & Blue-winged Teal Hunting

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Great duck habitat doesn't happen by accident. Terry Denmon and Ramsey assessed habitat conditions on a central Louisiana property about a decade ago. Waterfowl utilization left something to be desired. Management was sorely needed. Denmon has since tirelessly implemented moist-soil management practices, transforming the property, and rolling out the red carpet for overwintering ducks. What is moist-soil management and why does Denmon prefer this to row crop agricultural crops? What are the plant species he tries to produce, and how are problematic plant species controlled?  Blue-winged teal season opens in September but big ducks don't show up until late-November. How does he manage for both? Blue-winged teal hunting season is in full swing nationwide as Denmon and Ramsey talk common-sense habitat management and, of course, duck hunting in this informative episode of Duck Season Somewhere.

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Sep 17 2020

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Warren Coco, Pancakes & Sausage

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Warren Coco's epic story resumes with his first telling about his Avoyelles Parish ancestry stretching clear back to a Revolutionary War veteran from whom the Coco name was derived. And speaking of origins, before going back to Hackberry, we briefly revisit Go Devil. How'd the company name come about? How have their product line has since evolved? Why are there size limitations? Returning to the once-in-a-million lifetimes opportunity that soon became marsh camp, Coco describes what makes the landscape a true sportsman's paradise. Why is the Louisiana marsh described as "sinking land"? What were some of the daunting challenges to maintaining critical marsh habitat? How'd the property fare during back-to-back hurricanes Katrina and Rita? How do corn impoundments up north really affect the duck migration to Louisiana? The episode concludes with a heart rendering story about how pancakes and sausage became a Coco family duck blind breakfast staple. Another fantastic Duck Season Somewhere episode you'll not want to end!

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Sep 14 2020

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Mike Morgan, Teal Talk

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Long-time friends Mike Morgan and Ramsey Russell meet across the table to talk teal hunting. Spending a little time to talk about teal worldwide, they quickly transition to blue-winged teal hunting in the Deep South, a favorite of theirs. Mike then remembers an incredible Peruvian cinnamon teal hunt they filmed together for Mojo.  What other teal species are there worldwide? What's the real relationship among blue-winged teal, cinnamon teal, green-winged teal and shovelers? What's so special about blue-winged teal, how are they hunted and what habitats do they prefer?  Why is cinnamon teal hunting in Peru so incredible, and what did Mike and Ramsey discover while there that ranks foremost on their lists of "craziest thing ever encountered while hunting?!"  This recording is from the very last time these two buddies visited and was provided courtesy of Mojo Outdoors.

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Sep 10 2020

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Warren Coco, On the Outside Looking In

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As described in last week's episode, Warren Coco spent over a decade hunting ducks in the enchanted Maurepas Swamp. Some years were better than others. Countless memorable times were spent with family and friends in the then-magical place - nights spent in floating camphouse in middle of swamp, mornings spent in tight, 30 yard-wide holes among towering, Spanish moss veiled cypress trees. The paradise vanished abruptly, because nature is always changing, and Coco found himself "on the outside looking in" where duck hunting was concerned. But not for long. Because people like Coco are doers. How'd Coco move a floating duck camp that had been given back to its original owner? What befell Maurepas Swamp duck hunting? What was it about hunting "Frank's Blind" in southwestern Louisiana that Coco never forgot? Why was it so hard to become a landowner in Hackberry, and what "once-in-a-million-lifetimes event" transpired?  All of this and a lot more as we continue the Warren Coco Got Devil series in this week's Duck Season Somewhere. 

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Sep 07 2020

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September Special

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September is finally here. The thermometer still reads warm, especially down south, but already faint hints of fall are in the air. Or maybe that's just the smell of spent powder, musty waders, fresh feathers. Our time has finally arrived. Migratory bird hunting season is ushered in on the wings of resident Canadas, mourning doves and blue-winged teal. What's not to love about it?! In this episode of Duck Season Somewhere, Ramsey meets with Bigwater over hot biscuits and deer sausage following an eventful resident Canada goose hunt in Mississippi. Then, with the pungent smell of gun solvent still lingering in the kitchen, he and his son, Forrest, recall past hunts and talk about Mississippi creepy crawlies and a memorable senior prank.

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Sep 04 2020

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Warren Coco, Go Devil Origins

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Warren Coco is an American duck hunting icon. Conceived in his Baton Rouge, Louisiana shop over 4 decades ago, the legendary Go Devil longtail engine very literally transformed the face of duck hunting. But who is Warren Coco, and where'd he initially get the idea for the longtail motor design? What are his duck hunting origins? Many of us old salts were introduced to Coco and associates back in the late-80's via a VCR production simply entitled "Duckmen." Never before had we witnessed such kick-them-in-the-beak duck killing footage!  Where'd that legendary production take place and how did it come to be? What was the name of that famous blind that looked like an ancient cypress stump? And memorable stories there?! Hang on to your camo caps, boys and girls! This exciting Duck Season Somewhere podcast series "goes like the devil" through Louisiana's fabled swamplands. Coco is an extremely gifted and articulate storyteller. This series is about way more than a place named Louisiana; it's also an illuminating story about times both past and present.

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Aug 31 2020

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Retired Louisiana Federal Game Warden Tales Part 1

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Today's special guest hails from Louisiana, where for decades he lurked in the shadows as a game warden. Extremely good at it, he wrote 365 violations one particular year - an average of one per day!  Louisiana's unique cultural history involves hunting for certain migratory birds species other than ducks, too. What are gros becs and bec croches? And did anyone really hunt American robins? Why was he once sent to "guard a bridge" during season opener, and why did he eventually choose to work for the US Fish and Wildlife Service? While secretly observing duck hunters over the years, what encouraging behavioral change did he perceive?  For reasons that'll become plainly evident in listening to these interesting stories, he prefers speaking in strict anonymity. And that's ok. He's a great storyteller and we really hope to have him back in the near future.

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Aug 24 2020

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Rod Haydel, Haydel's Game Calls

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During their high school years, Rod Haydel and his brother joined their father, the iconic Eli Haydel, in the garage where they mixed sometimes imperfect compound resins to cast clear polymer duck calls that were marketed as "Blows When Wet." At the time, when only about 20 duck calls were being plied in hunting catalogs, it seemed like a great way for the boys to offset their upcoming college expenses. Looking back decades later, it transformed the duck call manufacturing industry, becoming a hugely successful family-owned business. It also became the late Eli Haydel's - and the Haydel family's - endearing legacy.  But how'd Eli Haydel get the idea for producing these calls and what'd his mother think when he quit a steady job to pursue the dream? What are some of Rod's fondest memories growing up duck hunting among family? When did he realize that his father was different, maybe more famous in the duck hunting world, than other dads? How has Haydel's Game Calls grown since the earlier days, what new product got Ramsey fired up, and why do they remain Made in America? It's another great Duck Season Somewhere episode from deep in Louisiana.  

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Aug 17 2020

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Dale Bordelon, More Bayou Country Traditions

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Dale Bordelon is a gifted storyteller from Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. In last week's episode (Episode 39, August 3, 2020), Dale described gathering various local raw materials from nearby swamps and hand-making his Louisiana cane calls and other tools-of-the-trade as tribute to Louisiana's traditional waterfowling culture. In today's episode, we crawl belly deep into tepid, tea-colored swampwater as he describes trapping dinosaur-like alligator snappers the size of chest freezers, catching monster alligators, shooting old shotguns, blending duck blinds perfectly into the environment and more.  Where'd Dale get the twine to wrap a special cane call he uses? How'd he catch those big, old snappers, what'd he do with them, and why did he quit? How does he make sure to catch BIG gators?  What's it like shooting pump shotguns from his grandad's era? It's another great episode depicting Louisiana duck hunting culture.  

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Aug 10 2020

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Brandon Cereke AND Lee Kjos, Old School

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Brandon Cerecke and Lee Kjos of BOSS Shotshells join Ramsey for a fast-and-furious roundhouse, full-on old school discussion. Plowing like a meteor through a snowbank, the trio talk about shotguns, chokes, patterns, exciting new BOSS copper-plated bismuth  shotshell developments, duck season expectations, and good ol' rock-n-roll!  What're the boys readying for duck season? Is there really a sub-gauge revolution happening in America? Why are young hunters now shooting grandad's generations-old safe queen, or suddenly buying hunting shotguns older than their dad?  Who's listening to what, memorable concerts and what does Kjos propose as a future episode topic? 

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Aug 06 2020

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By bmistic - May 14 2020
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Done with politics in duck hunting deleting you podcast

Good stuff!

By ALRFAN - Mar 30 2020
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Great to hear these “duck blind conversations” again!