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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: 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...

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...

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: ‘No Access Forever’ movement rises from nonmeandered water issue.

The ice-fishing industry has made big transformations and advancements in technology over the course of the last decade that have affected every part of...

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...

The Fowl Line: Memories of hunting the Mighty Mo’ before the dams were built.

We left off the second part of this series in the August waterfowl issue when Gauge, a yellow Lab I brought home in early...

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: 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: Same old tricks in latest SD nonresident waterfowl legislation.

There are many effective ways to catch fish throughout the Dakotas, but sometimes trolling is overlooked or considered boring by many. Well, I’m here...