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Sean Weaver

Sean Weaver

Sean is originally from Iowa, but followed ducks to South Dakota—where he now calls home. Before joining MeatEater, he was a hunting guide, photographer, television producer, and writer. If you find him in the wild, chances are there’s water and waterfowl nearby.

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Why Waterfowlers Should Fall in Love with Regenerative Agriculture

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Why Waterfowlers Should Fall in Love with Regenerative Agriculture

“The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” -President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Most everyone in America knows about the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s. The Dust Bowl resulted in billions of tons of topsoil blowing away due both to over-tilling practices and horrible drought. Luckily for us...
3 Things You Can Do to Help Nesting Ducks

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3 Things You Can Do to Help Nesting Ducks

Every spring, somewhere around 40 million North American ducks head to the grasslands, wetlands, and forests of the northern United States and Canada. This population fluctuates wildly based on nesting conditions, predation, and human impacts to the landscape. Here are a few things you can do to...
How to Kill Snow Geese on a Budget

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How to Kill Snow Geese on a Budget

Snow goose hunting is one of the most expensive and intense pursuits out there. The “average” snow goose spread involves a four-wheeler or UTV, an enclosed trailer, 1,000 decoys, a half-dozen car batteries, a pile of rotaries and motion decoys, and 30 gallons of gas a day just to scout and hunt...
Duck Lore Breakdown: Episode 6, Kansas Mallards

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Duck Lore Breakdown: Episode 6, Kansas Mallards

Welcome to the Duck Lore Breakdown, an article series that corresponds with each episode of Duck Lore. In these articles, we’re going a layer deeper than the show, and we’ll go through the weather and hunt conditions, the target species and their environment, as well as episode-specific gear that we...
Video: How to Tune a Goose Call

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Video: How to Tune a Goose Call

A well-tuned call can be the difference between a plate of goose pastrami and coming home empty-handed. Every goose call has a reed, tone trough, and wedge, and ensuring these components are properly working together is crucial for creating a realistic sound. First, bend the reed to create a natural...
Duck Lore Breakdown: Episode 5, Eastern Washington

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Duck Lore Breakdown: Episode 5, Eastern Washington

Welcome to the Duck Lore Breakdown, an article series that will correspond to each episode of Duck Lore. In these articles, we’re going a layer deeper than the show, and we’ll go through the weather and hunt conditions, the target species and their environment, as well as episode-specific gear that...
Duck Lore Breakdown: Episode 4, Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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Duck Lore Breakdown: Episode 4, Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Welcome to the Duck Lore Breakdown, an article series that will correspond to each episode of Duck Lore. In these articles, we’re going a layer deeper than the show, and we’ll go through the weather and hunt conditions, the target species and their environment, as well as episode-specific gear that...
Video: Duck Lore Truck and Boat Breakdown

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Video: Duck Lore Truck and Boat Breakdown

Chasing ducks drags me all across the country, so it’s mandatory to have a rig and boat that allow me to hunt as many different areas as possible. To see some of these hunts, watch the latest episodes of Duck Lore here. The bottom of my boat holds four layout blinds held down by an A-frame blind and...
Duck Lore Breakdown: Episode 3, Nebraska Sandhills

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Duck Lore Breakdown: Episode 3, Nebraska Sandhills

Welcome to the Duck Lore Breakdown, an article series that will correspond to each episode of Duck Lore. In these articles, we’re going a layer deeper than the show, and we’ll go through the weather and hunt conditions, the target species and their environment, as well as episode-specific gear that...
Video: How to Make and Place a Henhouse with Delta Waterfowl

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Video: How to Make and Place a Henhouse with Delta Waterfowl

In this video, our friend Matt Chouinard of Delta Waterfowl shows Cal and I how to build and place mallard nesting boxes in a marsh. All you need is welded-wire fencing, hog rings, and flax straw to make the henhouse, then a stand to support it in the air above the water. Place henhouses slightly...