When I finally decided I needed to experience the fantastic waterfowl shooting I’d been hearing so much about down Argentina way, GetDucks.com was my first, and last telephone call. They set up my trip down there to the very last detail…All I had to do was the shooting, and eating and drinking. They have you covered.
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An old high school buddy wanted to meet for lunch and discuss a short story for Magnolia Chapter of SCI. He offered to buy so the invitation was quickly accepted. As we put away plutonium-enhanced hot wings, he explained wanting the story of GetDucks.com as it relates to my own personal history, which he remembered well.
When asked the origins of the brand name, I’ve always quipped, “Because life’s short, get ducks.” Here’s why.
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Argentina duck hunting at Rio Salado consists of pure, unbaited, old school duck hunting in a remote 74,000 acre paradise of a wetland. It’s one of the very best-remaining high-volume Argentina duck hunts, but it’s real duck hunting. And as the following story attests, waterfowl hunting basics apply:
The Argentine sun gently bathes the wetland in soft, orange light, revealing quality waterfowl habitat in all directions, most of it full of birds: several thousand rosybill pochard, five species of colorful teal, white-cheeked and yellow-billed pintails, and red shovelers.
This is the real reason to visit Argentina—for the unique and diverse species. But I’m also here for the country’s promise of high-volume shooting, which is why I am surprised when, on my first morning, I do not fire a single shell.
If the remainder of my Argentina duck hunting is to be salvaged it will require adjustment, and a reliance on a few waterfowl basics that don’t change according to hemisphere.
Passing Ramsey Russell’s GetDucks.com booth, I saw the King Eider mount and stopped to discuss hunting this duck. King Eider is the known as the pinnacle of duck hunting. Russell told me…READ MORE (PDF)
Referenced Hunt: King Eider Hunting in Alaska
Perhaps it’s not a great idea to hunt Canada or any foreign country without an outfitter, especially if you have to tresspass to hunt…My 2013 Canadian experience was great for dark geese, not so much for ducks, although I really can’t complain after collecting 30 ducks over six hunts. I can only hope that the ducks revert to a more traditional pattern this fall. I’ll be waiting in Manitoba to see. And shooting geese. Read full report: DOUBLE THE GOOSE FUN IN MANITIOBA
What I can say about Mexico is that I simply can’t wait to go back, and that I deeply enjoyed this relaxing trip. Escaping the bitter northern winter to bag bucket-list birds under warm skies in late-February was purely sublime. That first cinnamon teal was like a ghost from a fantasy, and those undulating lines of brant working inward towards our dekes are seared in my brain forever, locked in with all the good stuff nobody can ever take away from you. Read full story: Mexico Revolution: Obregon Mexico Duck and Brant Hunt
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The days that followed featured more of the same: an almost idyllic schedule coupled with a great resource and great hosts…we would show up to watch mallards swirl into the cut barley just like they do in the old Les Kouba paintings.
Read full story – Sixteen Dozen: Big-spread fowling on the Manitoba prairie
He picked up the idea from his pal Ramsey Russell of Brandon, whose GetDucks.com organizes trophy duck hunts. Russell’s duck poppers, wrapped around cherries, figs and other fruits triggered some taste bud imagination. “He offers duck hunts all over the world, so he comes back with some good recipes from all over the world,” Nolan said. “I’m not a duck hunter, so I translated it over into the deer poppers.” Also an adventurer, he explored other pairings. “Just something different.” Read full article: Game Dinner Cooks of the Wild Side (PDF)
When Ramsey stumbled into an opportunity to go gunning from a traditional sink box in Nova Scotia he jumoed at the chance. From a historical perspective, the sink box represents the end of the market hunting era and the birth of waterfowl hunting as we know it today.
Read full story: Sink Box History, Politics and Modern day Adventure (page 12)
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