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For 365 days per year, it really is duck hunting season somewhere. Pull up a chair and join host Ramsey Russell, founder of GetDucks.com, as he chats with 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 • 188 Ratings

For 365 days per year, it really is duck hunting season somewhere. Pull up a chair and join host Ramsey Russell, founder of GetDucks.com, as he chats with 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.

    Benelli Shotgun Innovations Continue

    Benelli Shotgun Innovations Continue

    George Thompson, Director of Product Management, Benelli USA gives Ramsey an informative run-down of innovative Benelli shotgun developments.  Benelli pioneered the inertia recoil system in 1967, initially hitting US markets under H&K distribution, but they have certainly come a long way since. How has the Benelli Super Black Eagle shotgun evolved since the first ones arrived in the US and what features stand out among conventional waterfowl killing sticks? What's driving growing demand for new sub-gauge chamberings? What is the new Benelli BE.ST coating (Benelli Surface Treatment) all about and how'd it originate? And what about online rumors that SBE3 patterns high? Ramsey and George discuss in detail. Whether you're a since-forever fan of Benelli shotguns like Ramsey, considering a new waterfowl shotgun purchase or just plain curious, you'll probably learn a few interesting things about why Benelli and Super Black Eagle shotguns are simply perfect. After over 2 decades shooting them worldwide, Ramsey did. 
     
    Please subscribe, rate and review Duck Season Somewhere podcast. Share your favorite episodes with friends! Contact Ramsey Russell at ramsey@getducks.com with questions or comments. And be sure to check out our new GetDucks Shop! Your support is greatly appreciated.
     
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    It's always duck season somewhere, all 365 days per year, and Ramsey Russell chases them everywhere, year-round. Follow Ramsey's duck hunting adventures:
    Instagram @ramseyrussellgetducks
    YouTube @GetDucks
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Wetland Management for Waterfowl 1/3

    Wetland Management for Waterfowl 1/3

    Interested in wetland management for waterfowl (and I know from countless inbox requests for this topic that many of y'all are) then this 3-part series is right in your wheelhouse.  It's no accident that we're dropping this series right now, when it's time to start readying your wetlands for next season! Regardless of where you hunt, better understanding waterfowl habitat needs will make you a more successful hunter. As USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's Wildlife Biologist in the Mississippi Delta, Kevin Nelms is a duck hunter that has spent the past couple decades designing and developing numerous private-lands waterfowl impoundments pursuant to Wetland Reserve and other Farm Bill-related programs. He's worked extensively with private landowners throughout the region, improving desirable waterfowl habitat conditions, enhancing duck utilization, even putting together a handbook that Ramsey considers must-have staple for waterfowl habitat management (refer to related links in podcast description for your own PDF copy). In today's Duck Season Somewhere podcast episode, Ramsey and Nelms make introductions then cannonball off the bow into murky subject matter, discussing prevailing silver-bullet misconceptions to habitat management; duck life-cycle requirements on the wintering grounds; why recognizing and satisfying certain life-cycle requirements may attract more waterfowl; managing vegetative succession; the importance of invertebrates; and more.
     
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    Wetland Management for Waterfowl (PDF)
     
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    Enjoying Duck Season Somewhere podcast? Please rate and comment. Tell your friends about favorite episodes! And be sure to check out our new GetDucks Shop! Your support is greatly appreciated.
     
    It's always duck season somewhere, all 365 days per year, and Ramsey Russell chases them everywhere, year-round. Follow Ramsey's duck hunting adventures:
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    • 47 min
    "Damn at the Ducks!"

    "Damn at the Ducks!"

    Mississippian Alex Littlejohn remembers "Tallahatchie tree line duck hunts" with family members as a youngster, after Canada geese ceased migrating to Mississippi. While in college, he guided duck hunts on South End Trails portion of Beaver Dam, the lake made famous by Nash Buckingham, and worked at Wild Rose Kennels.  What was it like hunting at Beaver Dam Lake, what are some of his favorite memories, and what do ducks do in lightening storms?  What his most endearing memory of a favorite uncle that taught him to duck hunt and call ducks? And what happened in southwest Louisiana that made him wonder about predestination? Today's Duck Season Somewhere podcast episode is a slow burn conversation, like two buddies sipping bourbon toddies during a rainy duck camp afternoon. All duck hunting listeners will relate. 
     
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    Enjoying Duck Season Somewhere podcast? Please rate and comment. Tell your friends about favorite episodes! And be sure to check out our new GetDucks Shop! Your support is greatly appreciated.
     
    It's always duck season somewhere, all 365 days per year, and Ramsey Russell chases them everywhere, year-round. Follow Ramsey's duck hunting adventures:
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    YouTube @GetDucks
    Facebook @GetDucks.com
     

    • 1 hr
    Mama Duck, Liz Bourgeois

    Mama Duck, Liz Bourgeois

    "She's probably banded more ducks than any non-biologist in North America," said the mutual friend that introduced us.  Liz Bourgeois grew up alongside 4 brothers, hunting the bayous of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. She was mentored by her father, who instilled in her a strong sense of conservation and unyielding independence. She now bands thousands of waterfowl annually, but finds purpose transferring those values to countless volunteers that know her only as a tireless fireball of enthusiastic energy.  What does Liz recall about growing up hunting with her father? How'd she go from forensic accounting to waterfowl banding? What changes has she seen in Louisiana duck hunting, how'd her hunting background shape her wildlife technician skill-sets, and what interesting waterfowl behaviors has she learned learned while banding? Why's it important to Liz that women have a sense of agency outdoors, and how does her facilitating hands-on waterfowl banding experiences ignite passion for wildlife?  She's the real deal, folks. Buckle up and grab the handle because she plows through this Duck Season Somewhere episode like only Mama Duck can! 
     
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    Enjoying Duck Season Somewhere podcast? Please rate and comment. Tell your friends about favorite episodes! And be sure to check out our new GetDucks Shop! Your support is greatly appreciated.
     
    It's always duck season somewhere, all 365 days per year, and Ramsey Russell chases them everywhere, year-round. Follow Ramsey's duck hunting adventures:
    Instagram @ramseyrussellgetducks
    YouTube @GetDucks
    Facebook @GetDucks.com

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Louisiana's Most Famous Market Hunter

    Louisiana's Most Famous Market Hunter

    Preceding the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act, duck hunting was not considered recreational. It was big business. Very big. Who was Florine "Pie" Champagne and how'd he start hunting ducks commercially? What was his daily quota, how'd he hunt and where'd all those ducks go? Where'd he get decoys and calls, and how big was his spread? What firearms did he favor and just how good were his shooting skills? What became of Pie after market hunting? And why does he remain Louisiana's most famous market hunter? In today's Duck Season Somewhere podcast episode, grandson Benny Broussard borrows from his own boyhood memories, his mother's meticulous notes and his uncle's supper table stories to describe his famous duck hunting grandfather, portraying the people and culture of last-century Louisiana duck hunting "hired guns".  
     
    Related links:
    Lake Arthur Marksman Gains Notoriety
    The Market Hunter
     
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    Enjoying Duck Season Somewhere podcast? Please rate and comment. Tell your friends about favorite episodes! And be sure to check out our new GetDucks Shop! Your support is greatly appreciated.
     
    It's always duck season somewhere, all 365 days per year, and Ramsey Russell chases them everywhere, year-round. Follow Ramsey's duck hunting adventures:
    Instagram @ramseyrussellgetducks
    YouTube @GetDucks
    Facebook @GetDucks.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Back on the Bayou with Dale Bordelon

    Back on the Bayou with Dale Bordelon

    Dale Bordelon carries on Louisiana's bayou traditions by making 100% hand-made cane calls and everything else. In today's episode, we talk more about why he prefers hunting over things he hand-makes the way his ancestors did and about him duck hunting this past season with a century-old shotgun. Preceding an upcoming episode about Louisiana's most famous market hunter, Bordelon describes old decoys, how market gunners got their goods to make and much more. 
     
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    Enjoying Duck Season Somewhere podcast? Please rate and comment. Tell your friends about favorite episodes! And be sure to check out our new GetDucks Shop! Your support is greatly appreciated.
     
    It's always duck season somewhere, all 365 days per year, and Ramsey Russell chases them everywhere, year-round. Follow Ramsey's duck hunting adventures:
    Instagram @ramseyrussellgetducks
    YouTube @GetDucks
    Facebook @GetDucks.com
     

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
188 Ratings

188 Ratings

CindyMae1998 ,

Outstanding Podcast

This podcast is one of my favorites. The guests run the full spectrum from biologists, professors, guides, and “average Joe’s”. Topics are always interesting, and the opinions are honest.

nick fruge ,

No regrets

Love the episodewith mr Johnny borrel. We hunt and fish all that area

bmistic ,

Thanks

Thanks Ramsey for all the great podcasts enjoy listening

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