Higdon’s Ice Blaster

The morning after the season’s split can be one of the most anticipated mornings for a duck hunter. Knowing the weather has changed with lower-freezing temps, snow and ice you are just hoping the hole is not frozen over.  But just like every single time, it is frozen over solid. I don’t know about you, but one thing I really don’t care for doing is working up a sweat in 15 degree or lower weather while breaking ice!  Higdon has a 12v portable solution to fix this.

Higdon Decoys Inc., who is known for their “Battleship” Super Magnum and Alpha Series decoys, recently released their Ice Blaster.  The Ice Blaster is an underwater motor that pushes the warmer bottom water to the surface allowing the ice to effectively melt.  The Ice Blaster sits just 2 feet below the water providing great and heavy movement to your spread while also providing a landing pocket for those tired migrators.

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Made from a Kasco marine motor, 35’ waterproof rubber power cord with alligator clips & power switch and either metal legs or an easy-to-carry square tubing metal frame.  The Ice Blaster comes available in 4 different sizes according to horsepower:

 

 

  • ¼  Horsepower – $599.99
  • ½ Horsepower – $649.99
  • ¾ Horsepower – 699.99
  • 1 Horsepower – $799.99

Great company, great 1 Year Warranty and great hardware, the Ice Blaster will be a great weapon to add to your arsenal! Duck Hunter approved!
Higdon's new logo.

Hold ‘Em Tight

Rigging your decoys yearly or every other can be tough and just plain expensive. However, Backwoods Decoy Systems has brought out a patent-pending Texas-style rigging that proves American Made products are just made better to last the test of time.

Made from high-quality hardware such as sinkable saltwater fishing line, rust-free crimps, split rings and weights made in Tennessee. The split rings attach to any floating decoy, duck or goose and are made from high-quality zink-coated stainless steel. Can’t forget about their carrying bracelet that allows you to clip your rigs to its d-clip, toss over your shoulder and still have both hands free.

The Backwoods Decoy Systems are available in many different lengths and weight sizes, including their goose rig that is 60 inches long, has 10oz pyramid weights and comes in a half-dozen per order. Their 3ft extensions that can be stored in your blind bag and used for when you have to change to deeper water holes.BDS Carrier Bracelet

They have a lot of great news coming soon so go “Like” them on Facebook, follow them on twitter and be sure to check out their website: www.BackwoodsDecoySystems.com. “Get in the backwoods” with an American Made company.

A Story of a Waterfowler – Savannah

A movie for the duck hunter in your family. Savannah will be released to select theaters and will premier August 23rd. Official trailer below.
Select Theaters:
Savannah, GA, Victory Square Cinema
Atlanta, GA, Plaza Theater
Charlotte, NC, AMC Carolina Pavilion
Columbia, SC, AMC Dutch Square Mall
Concord, NC, AMC Concord Mills
Dallas, TX, AMC Grapevine Miller
Jacksonville, FL, AMC Regency
Kansas City, MO, AMC Barrywoods
Lake Worth, FL, Movies of Lake Worth
New York City, NY, AMC Empire
Scottsdale, AZ, Harkins Shea
Charleston, SC, Terrace Theater on August 30
Delray Beach, FL, Movies of Delray on August 30
(Out on VOD and DVD on Tuesday, September 24, 2013)

“SAVANNAH is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, his loyal friend, a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie, at his side. Master of Shakespeare, and the shotgun that provides Savannah’s markets with fowl, Ward fights for his rights as a hunter. His charisma and eloquent rhetoric win the heart of a society woman who defies her father to marry him. An elderly Moultrie tells the story of life on the river with his friend to a little boy, who passes the legendary Ward Allen down to the next generation.” -IMDb

 

MA Outdoors

MA Outdoors, “Migration Ambush Outdoors” is a hunting production group featuring our youth within the waterfowl sport.  Combined with great sponsors in the waterfowl industry (Hevi-Shot, Hayes Calls, Tri-Tonics, ect…), they are producing great-to-watch high quality videos.  Their Facebook page will soon reach 1,500 “Likes” in which they will be giving away some cool items such as a MA Outdoors hoodie, 2 boxes of HEVI-Metal 3″ #2’s, a Lanyard Guy Lanyard, and a MA Outdoors TESTED DVD.  Click HERE to watch one of their videos!

Another great waterfowl page to “Like” and enjoy: https://www.facebook.com/MA.Outdoors

Take Action! Vital conservation grant programs in danger of eliminatio

If there was ever a good time to step in and help, now would be it! -DuckHunter.net

 

Enough is enough! Congress has been slashing funding for conservation programs recently and it’s time for legislators to hear from sportsmen.

A House Appropriations bill has proposed zeroing out several vital grant programs such as the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA). These programs combine non-federal dollars from partners such as Ducks Unlimited and match them with modest federal dollars in order to deliver millions of acres of habitat conservation on the ground. These programs are good for conservation, good for the economy and are good government.

Read more here.

Hot New 2013 Goose Calls

The early goose season is just around the corner for most hunters and we took the liberty of searching around for the newest and hottest goose calls that were released for the 2013-2014 season.  Listed below in no particular order:

 

  • Field Proven’s Raptor – (Price Range: $30.00)

Raptor Poly

 

 

 

 

Field Proven released their Polycarbon goose call – Raptor.  Available in either Pearl or Blue. Shop Wing Supply.

 

  • Addicted Goose Calls – (Price Range: $140.00)

Addicted Goose Calls

 

 

 

 

Kelly’s Kalls – A call maker known for his Woodie Kall (Wood Duck call) and other fine wood calls released his Acrylic Addicted Goose Call line.  Available in Black or Pearl with different colored engraved logos.  Shop here.

 

  • Goey Calls Trainwreck – (Price Range $139.99)

Goey Trainwreck

 

 

 

 

Goey Calls release a big call in a small package.  The Trainwreck, available in either Orange Pearl or Green Pearl packs some unexpected notes.  Shop here.

 

  • Hayes Calls Meat Hook – (Price Range $79.95)

Meat Hook

 

 

 

 

Hayes Calls, known for their Bad AZZ call line combined the barrel of  their Bad Azz Goose call with a straight bore version of their Chain Gang Goose Call.   A great call with a lot of low end murmur.   Shop here.

 

  • Toxic Calls Angel De Morte’ – (Price Range $99.99)

Angel De Morte

 

 

 

Toxic Calls brings out their customizable Angel De Morte’ (Angel Of Death) with the guts at the bottom of the call and the longer barrel, you get the hollow sound of a Flute Call with the easy of operation of a Short Reed.  Shop here.

 

  • Real Calls Goose Call – (Price Range $135.00)

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Real Calls has introduced an odd but an effective goose call.  Featuring a ball-shaped designed insert makes the calls feel and sound different.  Shop here.

 

DW – Introduces Bold New Logo

newlogoBISMARCK, N.D. — Delta Waterfowl has created a striking new logo to represent the storied waterfowl conservation organization as it evolves to face the ongoing challenges for ducks and duck hunters throughout North America.

Rooted in a historic foundation of waterfowl and wetlands research dating back to 1911, Delta’s leaders recognize that research alone won’t increase duck production, stop wetland losses or preserve waterfowl hunting. Using sound science as a guide, today’s Delta advances modern approaches to waterfowl and habitat conservation with a focus on producing ducks, all while standing strong for waterfowl hunters.

Delta’s new logo represents this evolution, …..Click here to read more!

DU, NFWF meet to discuss Gulf Coast restoration

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) met with Ducks Unlimited staff in Port Arthur, Texas, in late July to discuss DU’s Gulf Coast Initiative.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department hosted the meeting, assisted with a field tour and provided an overview of wetlands restoration opportunities in J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and southeast Texas. During the field tour, NFWF staff visited a variety of private and public coastal restoration sites, including Texas Prairie Wetlands Project restoration areas, J.D. Murphree WMA coastal marsh restoration sites and a marsh shoreline protection project along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

The group had a productive discussion the following day at the …….Click here to read more!