Minnesota and Waterfowl

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First-ever August goose season off to sluggish start

First-ever August goose season off to sluggish start

Before it opened Saturday, nearly every conversation about the August Canada goose season included talk of mosquitoes. Count Dave Trauba among those worried about the biting insects.

August 2013
USFWS allows liberal waterfowl regs

USFWS allows liberal waterfowl regs

It’s allowing states to offer possession limits that are three times the daily bag limit.

August 2013
Continental duck numbers decline, but levels still high

Continental duck numbers decline, but levels still high

If you like ducks, and you like water, then there’s little objectionable in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual report on breeding ducks and habitat conditions.

July 2013
Minnesota DNR announces first August Canada goose season

Minnesota DNR announces first August Canada goose season

Minnesota will conduct its first August Canada goose season from Saturday, Aug. 10 to Sunday, Aug. 25, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said.

July 2013
Problems emerge with duck season splits

Problems emerge with duck season splits

A few waterfowl hunters found themselves on the wrong side of the law last week, hunting as they were during the closed season in the Central and South duck zones.

October 2012
Upbeat reports so far from duck hunt

Upbeat reports so far from duck hunt

There were some hunters disappointed with the number of birds they encountered, which is always the case on opening weekend. Statewide, however, good reports were more consistent than bad ones.

September 2012
Spinning-wing rules nearing an end?

Spinning-wing rules nearing an end?

When spinning-wing decoys broke onto the duck-hunting scene, the reaction was swift and similar to what occurred with the advent of fish finders.

September 2012
Low water for duck hunters this fall

Low water for duck hunters this fall

Where there’s water, there are ducks. But in some areas of the state, finding water or places to access it for the waterfowl opener on Sept. 22 will involve more work and maybe a change in plans

September 2012
Increase in goose numbers good for hunters in ’12

Increase in goose numbers good for hunters in ’12

Big changes might be on goose-hunting horizon

August 2012
Survey: Hunter, angler numbers up since ’06

Survey: Hunter, angler numbers up since ’06

Hunter and angler numbers, after decades of decline across the nation, increased during the past five years, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced last week.

August 2012