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Duck Season Somewhere

May 19, 2022

Ed Penny spent years mucking through wetlands as a field biologist, plying his learned know-how to improve waterfowl habitat from Mississippi to California. Nowadays his work attire is oftentimes suit and tie, but for damned good reasons. As southern regional Director of Public Policy for Ducks Unlimited, Penny spends...


May 18, 2022

A sub-gauge revolution is sweeping across the country as more waterfowl hunters are reinventing their game, swinging 20- and 28-gauge shotguns instead of their trusty ol' 12. George Thompson, Director of Product Management for Benelli, tells Ramsey about adding 28-gauge to the successful Super Black Eagle...


May 16, 2022

Lured to Ramsey's Mississippi hunting camp by the prospect of cooking black bear venison for her first time--and it was absolutely amazing--The Gatherin' Girl, Chef Tori Loomis, takes a break from the kitchen to visit. After describing the several ways she's preparing venison heart, tenderloins, backstrap and...


May 12, 2022

There's a time and place everything. Kevin Nelms and Ramsey discuss planting agricultural hot crops such as corn, rice, and various millets to provide high-energy food sources for wintering waterfowl, complimenting natural moist-soil habitat to form a waterfowl complex.  What are the pros and cons? How do...


May 9, 2022

The times they are a-changin'. Hook-and-bullet waterfowl managers are becoming replaced by a new generation inspired into wildlife management more by watching nature channels than by formative hunting experiences. But isn't it kind of important that they recognize hunting's importance--the real dollars-and-cents...