Straight Shootin’ Blog With Retay USA – A Blog For The Outdoor Enthusiast Here at Retay USA we are first and foremost outdoors people. Women and men that spend our time making a life in nature. We are bringing you amazing written content with a focus on the overall outdoor lifestyle, not a sales pitch. Follow our journeys, tips, tactics, adventures and lives as we put it all out there for you the people that live the outdoors. The Modern Pirogue : What Do You Need to Duck Hunt From a KayakSeptember 30, 2022So, what do you need to start waterfowl hunting from a kayak? Let’s start by assuming you have the kayak, and you’re set on paddling or pedaling (in some cases) the kayak. It can be a sit on top or sit in model, although the sit on top versions are really taking over and are likely best suited for hunting. To the Break of Jawn: Top 4 Ways to Figure Out Hunting Access in a New AreaSeptember 23, 2022By: Justin Hunold Every morning I wake up in the sunscape of some of the largest cities in the United States. I live about smack dab between New York City and Philadelphia. I have also lived in Charlotte, North Carolina. One thing that has always… Advanced Beginner: What are Some Semi Advanced Needs and Techniques in Duck Hunting?September 16, 2022While in your first few hunts you probably didn’t realize that there are only a few conditions a hunter lives in you’ve figured it out by now. You’re either boiling hot or freezing cold and apparently always wet. Comfort is a huge factor in hunting. The longer you can tough out a situation the more chances you get. Here are a few things I use to help me not just tough out conditions but thrive in them. So You Wanna Be a Diver HunterSeptember 9, 2022I learned a lot of stuff the hard way. I don’t think you should necessarily, so I’m going to tell you how I do things and what I think is best. Feel free to modify your plan for your area. What I’m going to tell you is how I’ve found success personally. There are many recipes for the secret sauce, and they can work in different areas better than others. The Weight of a Snowflake : Traveling to Seattle and Hiking Mount RainierSeptember 2, 2022At the end of the day, finding Rainier isn’t hard, planning this was one of the easier hikes I’ve planned but to understand it, that is something different. You will end up on the tallest peak in the tallest mountain range in the contiguous United States. You will see what the sky really looks like, you will understand that the earth allows us to live on her and that nothing is forever. Shotgun Wedding: When does a shotgun make a perfect tool for hunting ?August 26, 2022I have found when certain styles of hunting turn into more of a “Job” than an “Adventure” exploring different hunting opportunities has really spiced things up and made hunting exciting. Limiting out on Small Water: How to Duck Hunt Secondary Creeks August 19, 2022I have moved around the eastern seaboard, and when it comes to finding new waterfowl hunting this is my go to technique. An Argument for Sub Gauges: Why you should hunt with a 20August 12, 2022Sub gauges are a great way to expand your experience in both realms of shooting sports and hunting. You can do it all and with less recoil. Components have come a long way and the gap on performance has closed up enough to where you really should consider sub gauges as an option for your next adventure. A Waterfowlers Preseason Checklist￼August 5, 2022Check your gear. Make sure it’s still in good shape. If you have a pair of waders make sure you function test them before opening day so you can repair them or get a new pair. Make sure you have some wader patch kits available. If you can afford it, have a backup pair if waders. A MomentJuly 29, 2022 I let down my gun as it gets too dark to see, even through the scope. The deer nervously walks away, then I hear bounding. I can only assume that damn white flag is up too.