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Fowl Line: Winning over the weather

— By John Pollmann From ice and cold to wind and rain, nothing influences a hunt for ducks and geese in the Dakotas like the...

Fowl Line: New beginnings …

By John Pollmann — I don’t know if I’ve ever met a bad dog, but I know I’ve met some pretty good ones. For...

Fowl Line: Paying it forward

By John Pollmann I love when I hear mallards before I see them. Case in point, here’s a quick story about a favorite hunt from...

The Fowl Line: Grease the skids for fall hunting seasons with some early preparation.

By John Pollmann While fall is a favorite season for waterfowl hunters in the Dakotas, the spring season, with its giant flocks of migrating ducks...

The Fowl Line: Screen-worthy tips for hunting ducks and geese

By John Pollmann There was a period of time when I spent a number of days each fall with a video crew to help produce...

The Fowl Line: Lifetime skills for the waterfowl hunter

By John Pollmann Becoming a better waterfowl hunter isn’t something that happens overnight. It involves a lengthy, continual process of examining aspects of the hunt...

The Fowl Line: A call in the hand …

By John Pollmann Buying a new duck or goose call is a yearly affair for many hunters, and some don’t stop at just one. It...

Making the switch to a sub-gauge shotgun for ducks and geese

By John Pollmann My first shotgun was an Ithica 12-gauge pump action that my dad bought at Gary’s Gun Shop in Sioux Falls. I used...

The Fowl Line: Political pressure leading to wetland drainage in North Dakota

By John Pollmann There’s a story about wetland loss in North Dakota that you maybe haven’t heard a lot about, and, chances are, the folks...

The Fowl Line: Improve your duck calling skills in the off-season

By John Pollmann The spring light goose migration has, more or less, wrapped up across the Dakotas, which means the “off season” has arrived for...