Season
Critter
Person
Place
Environment
Pursuit
Technique

Duck Lore Episodes

South Dakota Snow Geese

S02 E06 Aug 23, 2022

South Dakota Snow Geese

In this episode, Sean Weaver is joined by Mikal Gowins and Kevin Gillespie in South Dakota, which is one of the most important places for duck populations during the nesting and migration periods. But it’s not just ducks that it benefits; with endless corn fields and glacial lakes, Eastern South...
Read More
The Duck Capital with Clay Newcomb

S02 E05 Aug 16, 2022

The Duck Capital with Clay Newcomb

Stuttgart Arkansas is the duck hunting world’s worst kept secret. It is, after all, the rice and duck capital of the world. The city sits in the heart of the Arkansas Delta, and the timber and acorns that flood each winter here are the ancient draw for mallards and hunters alike. In this episode...
Read More
Kimi Werner's First Duck Hunt

S02 E04 Aug 9, 2022

Kimi Werner's First Duck Hunt

New Mexico is far from most people’s minds when they think about duck hunting. But New Mexico lies at the convergence of the Central and Pacific Flyways, and the rivers that cut through this desert create an oasis for wintering waterfowl. In this episode, Sean Weaver is joined by spearfisherwoman...
Read More
Ducks, Sun, and Wind

S02 E03 Aug 2, 2022

Ducks, Sun, and Wind

It’s no secret that Missouri is one of the best states for shooting mallards. Ducks that nest in both the Mississippi and Central Flyways funnel through here on their way to the Arkansas Delta, and the habitat is great for greenheads. In this episode, Sean Weaver is joined by Logan Williamson, First...
Read More
Duck and Goose Hunting in Wyoming

S02 E02 Jul 26, 2022

Duck and Goose Hunting in Wyoming

Wyoming isn’t just cowboys and big game hunting. The rivers here provide irrigation for wheat and corn fields, great food for ducks and geese. In this episode, Sean Weaver is hunting with Kevin Harlander from First Lite and Josh Wright, a long-time goose hunting buddy of Sean’s. They are knocking on...
Read More
Airboat Hunting The Great Salt Lake

S02 E01 Jul 19, 2022

Airboat Hunting The Great Salt Lake

Every year, millions of waterfowl and shorebirds head to The Great Salt Lake to winter and feed on brine shrimp. But, the vast shallow expanses of this lake make access to the birds a challenge. In this episode, Sean Weaver joins his friend Glade Harris, a mechanical guru who more than knows his way...
Read More
Kansas Pond Puddle Ducks with Ryan Callaghan and Seth Morris

S01 E06 Mar 22, 2022

Kansas Pond Puddle Ducks with Ryan Callaghan and Seth Morris

Kansas is world-renowned for its hunting; many know it for its whitetail deer, but just as impressive is its duck and goose hunting. In this episode of Duck Lore, it’s early December, and Sean comes down with Covid. So MeatEater’s own Ryan Callaghan, Seth Morris, and Cal’s dog Snort pick up the...
Read More
Waterfowling in Washington with Jason Phelps

S01 E05 Mar 15, 2022

Waterfowling in Washington with Jason Phelps

Sitting at the top of the Pacific Flyway in Washington is a duck hunter’s dream; liberal limits, lots of public land, and no shortage of ducks and geese. In this episode of Duck Lore, it’s mid-November, and Sean is joined by Jason Phelps of Phelps Game Calls, and Trevor Austin of Pacific Calls. This...
Read More
Layout Hunting Divers in Michigan with Steve Rinella

S01 E04 Mar 8, 2022

Layout Hunting Divers in Michigan with Steve Rinella

While the “U.P.” doesn’t have the puddle duck hunting of The Great Plains, in the shadow of the Mackinac Bridge can be found some of the best diver hunting the Great Lakes have to offer. In this episode of Duck Lore, Sean is joined by MeatEater’s Founder Steven Rinella and local Michigander Dylan...
Read More
Smartweed, Sandhills, and Ducks with Janis Putelis

S01 E03 Mar 1, 2022

Smartweed, Sandhills, and Ducks with Janis Putelis

Hidden in the dunes of the Sandhills in Nebraska is an unexpected sight: thousands of waterfowl scattered across the meadows and sloughs. In this episode of Duck Lore, it’s mid-October, and Sean is joined by MeatEater’s own Janis Putelis. They are knocking on doors for private access, and hunting...
Read More
North Dakota Waterfowl with Ryan Callaghan and Delta Waterfowl

S01 E02 Feb 22, 2022

North Dakota Waterfowl with Ryan Callaghan and Delta Waterfowl

A grand migration takes place every fall to North Dakota, of both waterfowl and people, and they have the same destination: the Prairie Pothole Region. In this episode, Sean is joined by Matt Chouinard, Delta Waterfowl’s Waterfowl Program Manager, and Ryan Callaghan, Meat Eater’s Director of...
Read More
Texas Teal with Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois

S01 E01 Feb 15, 2022

Texas Teal with Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois

Every September, as dove and football season are just kicking off, much of the United States has a teal-only duck season, meant to give hunters an opportunity to shoot some of the early-migrating blue-winged teal. In this episode of Duck Lore, Sean is joined by Louisiana-native Chef Jean-Paul...
Read More