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For 365 days per year, it really is duck hunting season somewhere. Ramsey Russell, founder of GetDucks.com chats with genuine waterfowl hunters, conservationists and storytellers worldwide.  The world is a whole lot bigger than our own backyard, and the real story of duck hunting is about more than just ducks. It's also about people, places, times both past and present. Informal and highly informative, these insightful conversations usually take place on-location at waterfowl hunting lodges and events throughout the United States and 6 whole continents worth of world, wherever Ramsey's year-round quest for unique duck hunting adventures takes him.

Duck Season Somewhere Ramsey Russell

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    • 4.9 • 252 Ratings

For 365 days per year, it really is duck hunting season somewhere. Ramsey Russell, founder of GetDucks.com chats with genuine waterfowl hunters, conservationists and storytellers worldwide.  The world is a whole lot bigger than our own backyard, and the real story of duck hunting is about more than just ducks. It's also about people, places, times both past and present. Informal and highly informative, these insightful conversations usually take place on-location at waterfowl hunting lodges and events throughout the United States and 6 whole continents worth of world, wherever Ramsey's year-round quest for unique duck hunting adventures takes him.

    This Guy Hunts and This Girl Hunts, Eastern Montana

    This Guy Hunts and This Girl Hunts, Eastern Montana

    The front porch thermometer read 6 degrees one morning while Ramsey tried filling his swan tag in Eastern Montana. But hunting couple Chad and Tonya Sylvestre from New England had plenty other hunting opportunities to share in an open landscape stretching to all horizons. 
     
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    It's really duck season somewhere for 365 days per year. Follow Ramsey Russell's worldwide duck hunting adventures as he chases real duck hunting experiences all year long:
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    Please subscribe, rate and review Duck Season Somewhere podcast. Share your favorite episodes with friends! Business inquiries and comments contact Ramsey Russell ramsey@getducks.com
     

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Abundant Waterfowl, Endless Hunter Opportunities and Delta Waterfowl, with Dr. Frank Rohwer

    Abundant Waterfowl, Endless Hunter Opportunities and Delta Waterfowl, with Dr. Frank Rohwer

    Dr. Frank Rohwer grew up duck hunting the Chesapeake Bay, pursued a career in waterfowl-related applied sciences, and is currently President and Chief Scientist for Delta Waterfowl. After spending time together in a North Dakota duck blind, Rohwer and Ramsey Russell discuss Delta Waterfowl's origins and pertinent North American waterfowl management issues, to include a new proposed management scenario for northern pintails. How'd Rohwer's earlier hunting experiences influence career direction? What are Delta Waterfowl's origins? Why are pintail populations struggling? Is the restrictive US pintail bag limit working? Why might increased bag limits be beneficial, and what are the hurdles? How's the drought going to affect future US bag limits? Does hunter harvest harm duck populations? How does pintail management differ from canvasbacks or mallards? Delta Waterfowl's vision is abundant waterfowl and endless opportunities for hunters. Never has it been more obvious than in today's enlightening discussion. 
     
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    It's really duck season somewhere for 365 days per year. Follow Ramsey Russell's worldwide duck hunting adventures as he chases real duck hunting experiences all year long:
    Instagram @ramseyrussellgetducks
    YouTube @GetDucks
    Facebook @GetDucks.com
     
    Please subscribe, rate and review Duck Season Somewhere podcast. Share your favorite episodes with friends! Business inquiries and comments contact Ramsey Russell ramsey@getducks.com
     

    • 1 hr 7 min
    GooseFest in Kenmare, North Dakota

    GooseFest in Kenmare, North Dakota

    For 33 years, self-proclaimed snow goose capital of the world Kenmare, North Dakota (population 900) has held a week-long, community-wide celebration of local goose hunting traditions. It's called GooseFest.  Ramsey Russell spent the week hunting with locals and enjoying festivities, meeting with organizers Arlen Gartner and Rick Harris to discuss how this event originated and why it remains important to Kenmare and surrounding communities.
     
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    It's really duck season somewhere for 365 days per year. Follow Ramsey Russell's worldwide duck hunting adventures as he chases real duck hunting experiences all year long:
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    YouTube @GetDucks
    Facebook @GetDucks.com
     
    Please subscribe, rate and review Duck Season Somewhere podcast. Share your favorite episodes with friends! Business inquiries and comments contact Ramsey Russell ramsey@getducks.com
     

    • 52 min
    North Dakota Diver Hunting Mindsets

    North Dakota Diver Hunting Mindsets

    Autumn is usually incredible for field hunting ducks and geese in North Dakota, but this hard-boiled collection of dedicated diver duck hunters march to a different drum beat, choosing to chase canvasbacks, bluebills, redheads and more over a massive spread of traditional, hand-carved wooden blocks. Following a brisk morning in the blind, Ramsey Russell joins die-hard diver enthusiasts Jeff Pelayo, Eric Smith and Texan Mike Hruby for conversations about why this kind of hunting most appeals to them. 
     
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    It's really duck season somewhere for 365 days per year. Follow Ramsey Russell's worldwide duck hunting adventures as he chases real duck hunting experiences all year long:
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    Facebook @GetDucks.com
     
    Please subscribe, rate and review Duck Season Somewhere podcast. Share your favorite episodes with friends! Business inquiries and comments contact Ramsey Russell ramsey@getducks.com
     

    • 1 hr 31 min
    From the Mississippi Flyway Headwaters: Jim Leafloor, Canadian Wildlife Service

    From the Mississippi Flyway Headwaters: Jim Leafloor, Canadian Wildlife Service

    The sun is setting on the rooftops of fabled Delta Waterfowl Research Station across the road, and gregarious Canada goose flocks are trading along the sprawling shores of Lake Manitoba when Ramsey Russell meets with Jim Leafloor, Head of Aquatic Unit for the Canadian Wildlife Service. Responsible for all migratory gamebird management activities throughout Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan, Leafloor's team also oversees arctic goose banding programs. A lifelong waterfowl hunter himself, Leafloor covers pertinent, must-hear migratory waterfowl management topics from the Mississippi Flyway headwaters.  How'd Leafloor begin waterfowl hunting, what lead to his interest in becoming a waterfowl biologist?  How are Canadian bag limits determined and why are they more generous than in the Unjted States? What drives harvest rates, how are harvest rates determined and do spinning-winged decoys detrimentally increase harvest? Why were pintail limits increased from 4 to 8 daily throughout Prairie Canada? What happened when mallard bag limits were lowered in Canada last time? How might prevailing drought conditions affect Canadian duck bag limits in upcoming seasons--and what other important factors are now considered? What proposed modernizations to Migratory Bird regulations could effect waterfowl hunters, why were they proposed? Is there really a new spring hunting season for Canada geese in Manitoba? In a world awash with misinformation derived from intentional bureaucratic obscurity and online armchair quarterback conjecture, it's sobering to hear it explained straight from the top and backed by scientific data. You do not want to miss this episode.
     
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    It's really duck season somewhere for 365 days per year. Follow Ramsey Russell's worldwide duck hunting adventures as he chases real duck hunting experiences all year long:
    Instagram @ramseyrussellgetducks
    YouTube @GetDucks
    Facebook @GetDucks.com
     
    Please subscribe, rate and review Duck Season Somewhere podcast. Share your favorite episodes with friends! Business inquiries and comments contact Ramsey Russell ramsey@getducks.com
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Wings in the Wind: The Armistice Day Storm of 1940

    Wings in the Wind: The Armistice Day Storm of 1940

    Monday, November 11, 1940 was a federal holiday. The weather was mild but a cold front was rumored to be blowing in. Everyone went duck hunting. And many never returned.  Jon Steffes of La Crescent, Minnesota, wrote the book Wings in the Wind: The Armistice Day Storm of 1940 (link below) based on his father's first-hand accounts as a 16 year-old duck hunter that was there and with old-timers that remembered that fateful day in US duck hunting history. On the 81st anniversary of the famous Armistice Day Blizzard, this conversation that really hits home. Ask yourself: if you'd been sitting under surprising numbers of ducks the likes of which you'd never before seen, would you have stayed in the blind too?
     
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    Wings in the Wind: The Armistice Day Blizzard of 1940
     
    Please subscribe, rate and review Duck Season Somewhere podcast. Share your favorite episodes with friends! Business inquiries and comments contact Ramsey Russell ramsey@getducks.com
     
    Podcast Sponsors:
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    Kanati Waterfowl Taxidermy
    Mojo Outdoors
    Tom Beckbe
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    GetDucks
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    It's really duck season somewhere for 365 days per year. Follow Ramsey Russell's worldwide duck hunting adventures as he chases real duck hunting experiences all year long:
    Instagram @ramseyrussellgetducks
    YouTube @GetDucks
    Facebook @GetDucks.com
     

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
252 Ratings

252 Ratings

Carson CB ,

True Outdoorsman

Mr. Russell is a one of a kind man, true to his word and has a real passion for what he does. No other podcasts compare.

Scottquackhead ,

My fav!!!!

This is bar none the best pod cast out there!!!!

bunsen supporter ,

Awesome content

I never get tired of hearing the stories about duck hunting. And I learn so much about waterfowl.

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