New York and Waterfowl

Title Issue
Major duck die-off

Major duck die-off

Ice cover limiting food availability

March 2014
Waterfowl stamp hike proposal resurfaces

Waterfowl stamp hike proposal resurfaces

Despite the fact that leading conservation groups continually have called for it and that it wouldn’t be an added burden to U.S. taxpayers, attempts in the past to increase the price of the federal duck stamp have been derailed in some form or fashion.

January 2014
Second ever youth deer hunt: Memories for kids and mentors

Second ever youth deer hunt: Memories for kids and mentors

Meghan Geer was about ready to call it a morning as she and her dad Earl started out of the woods.

October 2013
Season conflict upsets SE NY waterfowlers

Season conflict upsets SE NY waterfowlers

It’s only a week later than in the past, but some waterfowlers in southeastern New York are upset that the second half of the split duck hunting season will open Nov. 17 this year.

September 2013
Liberal waterfowl seasons, limits offered

Liberal waterfowl seasons, limits offered

On the heels of a continental duck population estimate just below last year, and habitat conditions that were similar, or slightly improved

August 2013
‘Great’ water means duck production solid

‘Great’ water means duck production solid

Spring numbers down slightly from 2012 record, but still No. 2 all-time

August 2013
Statewide kill tops 15,000 on DMAP and nuisance permits

Statewide kill tops 15,000 on DMAP and nuisance permits

Over 15,000 deer were killed last year under a pair of programs criticized by some hunters as open to widespread abuse but labeled by DEC wildlife biologists as necessary to control whitetail numbers.

May 2013
Survey: Duck numbers at record highs

Survey: Duck numbers at record highs

Breeding duck populations in North America soared to record highs this year, according to results of an annual survey that includes the United States and Canada.

July 2012
Duck Hunting: Getting Started

Duck Hunting: Getting Started

September 2011

NY: Across the continent, duck numbers increase

July 2011