Friday, February 11, 2011


The Duck Blind Brew Up

If your idea of hunting ducks involves early mornings and heart pumping caffeine intake, then this article is for you. This is not a how to on brewing that perfect cup of Turkish coffee, or how to use that brand new French Press from the coffee house. This is an article written for the person who wants that feeling of independence from the corner store house blend.
Thermos_camo_gloves_hatThere are a lot of ways to get your morning fix. Most of these involve drinking lukewarm, stale coffee from a thermos that couldn't keep ice from melting in the arctic. They have chewing gum loaded with caffeine now, as well as a plethora of bottled and canned goods available at any gas station. But the key to beverage independence is first realizing that you don't need a coffee maker to brew a cup of Joe, in fact, most good coffee doesn't come from a drip coffee maker. In my circle of friends, we call brewing up a great cup of hot coffee or tea in the outdoors a "Brew Up".
This is where we take the time out of whatever we are doing to relax, start a fire or break out a stove and make a pot of hot water so we can have our coffee or tea. Lately I have been using a small backpacking stove and a small can of fuel that nests nicely into a one liter cooking pot that can be taken out and assembled in less than a minute, and 5 minutes later have two cups of boiling water ready to season with whatever beverage I wish.
The back country brew up has been used by people all over the world and by all kinds of outdoorsmen. From the high alpine mountains to the tropical jungles, people have boiled water to have a hot dose of their favorite addiction. For this particular piece, we are going to discuss the different methods of brewing up in the duck blind. Now duck blinds are a varied bunch. Some are large enough that they have heaters and cooking stoves built in. If you hunt out of one of these, then you are all set for fresh brew. For those of us hunting out of a canoe in a marsh, or hiking in to hunt a small pond, there are a lot of options in lightweight backpacking stoves and canned fuel. For the field hunter in the lay-out blind, where space is limited, there is no excuse for not having a cup of decent coffee to fuel your day.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Duck Bible Will Help Fund Youth Field Day

The Duck Bible Newly Releases Edition, The Woman Waterfowler's Duck Bible, Sales To Fund Youth Field Day in Tennessee

The Duck Bible and The Duck Bible: Ladies Edition will help to fund the youth field day to be held in Tennessee on April 23, 2011.

For every one book sold it will pay for THREE youth to attend the field day. Children as young as 6 and as old as 17 may attend and it will be held at Montgomery County Shooting Complex in Southside, Tennessee. It is convenient to Fort Campbell as well as the Nashville area.

There will 75 spots reserved for advanced reservations but up to 150 kids will be admitted!

Event Schedule

From 10AM until 6/7PM kids will attend the following classes:

Duck Identification


Boating Safety

Hunting with a Retriever

Waterfowl Hunting Rules and Laws

Shotgun Safety

Duck Calling

Each child will be taken to the range and will be able to participate in clay target shooting.

Prizes for students so far will include some Drake kids gear, One free duck mount, Case of Ammunition, and some duck calls. If you would like to donate an item, supplies or funds for the clinic please contact Heather Carver TN Pro Staff at (615) 403-6499. Remember we want this clinic to be FREE for the kids and for every book sold that pays for two children to attend the clinic!

This will be an event put on solely by Duck Junkies! So c'mon fellow junkies... lets take em'!

Heather Carver

TN Pro Staff

Monday, February 7, 2011

Meet the Alabama Youth Hunt Mentors

Sponsors: Duck, Duck Goose Lanyards, Delta Waterfowl, Echo Calls, Ure-a-Duck Decoys, Rig 'em Right, Drake WAterfowl, Foskey's Taxidermy and Revelation Outdoors.
Sponsors (local): Alabama Limo,Piggly Wiggly of Greenville, Connecuh Sausage, Fred's of Greenville, Polka Dots Cafe, Emily's, Camellia City Bakery
Front Row (L-R) Taite Watson, Dakota Berry, Baker Bozeman, Tanner Dunklin, Cody Parker, William Sherling, Sawyer Hennis, Bradey Peavey, Clay Thompson, Carter Boswell.
Back Row (L-R) Tyler Davis, Kirkland Kilpatrick, Chey-Anne Kilpatrick, Caleb Whigham, Dalton Hood, Hunter Craig, Jacob Till, William Luke Hendrick, Josh Strickland.