Monday, July 6, 2015

You should see what this duck hunter is doing for ducks!

"Got any stuff I can film this week?" I asked my coworker at California Waterfowl.

"Yeah, wanna go out with this wheat farmer tomorrow?" she replied.

"Sure!" I said. I actually had no idea that what this guy was doing would bring me to tears, repeatedly, as I worked on this video. If you care one shred about ducks, ducklings and giving back to nature, I hope you'll check it out. People are doing great things out there!

And if you're reading this by email and don't see a video below (Craig F.!), click on this link to check it out.

© Holly A. Heyser 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Baiting, sluicing and other no-no's ... or are they? A column for Shotgun Life.

United States: Baiting ducks, illegal. Sluicing ducks, legal (but frowned upon). And on the other side of the Equator in New Zealand? The opposite.

Hunting in another country is a great opportunity not just to hunt new animals, but to think about laws and ethics and beliefs - why they exist, what benefit they have. That, my friends, is the subject of my latest column in Shotgun Life.

© Holly A. Heyser 2015