When it comes to time honoured waterfowl traditions, diver duck hunting would undoubtedly be at the top of the list. This is also true when hunting with Birdtail Waterfowl. Even though most of our Manitoba duck hunts cater to mallards and pintails in fields or potholes, opportunities for a healthy variety of diver ducks are becoming a seasonal favourite amongst guides and guests. Bluebills, canvasbacks, buffleheads, common and Barrow’s goldeneye, rig-necked and redheads all frequent our primary marshes, offering some excellent duck hunting opportunities during early September and late October/early November. From a classic diver set-up out of our Four Rivers Layout Boats with PPF Mud Motors to a one-of-a-kind pass shoot at our unique causeway location, diver hunts at Birdtail Waterfowl offer a novelty experience with an abundance of possibilities.
My name is Joe Brewer, I’m a husband to my wife Brenda and a father to 5 children Logan (19) Garret (17) Jaxson (10) Lillian and Griffin (3). I have been an avid waterfowler for the past 18 years. I grew up in north central Ohio about 15 miles from Lake Erie.
I absolutely loved hunting the breakwalls for divers and late season puddlers. I also hunted the cornfields for Canada geese and mallards. I now live in Northern Michigan and hunt the beaver ponds early for puddlers, and the Straits of Mackinaw for divers late in the season.
I began carving decoys back in 2009. I always thought how great it would be to make a rig and shoot birds over it. That is what started the whole obsession of decoy carving for me. In 2011 I was fortunate to win Best of Show in the ODCCA 6 bird rig competition in Westlake, Ohio. I have also won several ribbons in various shows including the St Clair Flats waterfowl show, the Chesapeake Challenge, The Pymatuning Waterfowl festival, Maumee Bay Decoy contest.
Waterfowling and decoy carving is my passion and look forward to putting out the very best product I can for my customers. I look forward to meeting all of you!