The Wild South

The South’s Disappointing Duck Season

For many Southern duck hunters, this season has been full of empty skies


A Waterfowler’s Paradise in Texas

A new lodge on a sprawling ranch is equal parts haven and sumptuous retreat


Where Waterfowling Is a Family Affair

At a historic duck camp on the Chesapeake Bay, a family has made it its mission to introduce new hunters to waterfowling, while instilling a conservation ethic that will carry the next generation

The Wild South

Why Eastern Mallards Need Help

A look at the new mallard bag limits for duck hunters along the Atlantic Flyway

The Sporting South

Carving a Legacy

For a son of the Chesapeake, crafting duck decoys carries on a connection to a golden age of waterfowling—and a sacred family tradition

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Explore the Santee Delta

Spend a day in the duck blind on South Carolina’s Santee Delta

Made in the South

Handcrafted Decoy Ducks

In the South Carolina Lowcountry, a devoted duck hunter carves hollow-bodied decoys loaded with history

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Made in the South

Decoy Ducks with History

A look at the hollow-bodied decoys made by South Carolina craftsman Tom Boozer

Food & Drink

Cast-Iron-Seared Duck Breasts with Orange-Ginger Marmalade

A sweet and savory duck crostini


For the Love of Ducks

Deep in Louisiana duck country, a hunting lodge marries a conservation ethic with creature comforts

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A Look at Louisiana’s Honey Brake Lodge

Explore one of the South’s ultimate duck hunting destinations


Duck Commander

A conversation with Ducks Unlimited’s new alpha drake