Ohio and Waterfowl

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Six ducks make up the daily bag

Six ducks make up the daily bag

Ohio’s waterfowl hunting zones were simplified for waterfowl hunters after the 2014-2015 season dates and bag limits were approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

September 2014
The fine (easement) print in federal duck stamp increase legislation

The fine (easement) print in federal duck stamp increase legislation

Prohibit acquisition with the proposed $10 increase in the cost of the federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp? No thanks.

August 2014
Breeding duck numbers hit record high

Breeding duck numbers hit record high

North America’s breeding duck population this spring was an estimated 49.2 million birds, the highest number on record.

June 2014
Cold, blustery weather good for Ohio duck hunters

Cold, blustery weather good for Ohio duck hunters

Some little seen species flew into Buckeye State

February 2014
Ohio officer guilty in illegal duck dumping

Ohio officer guilty in illegal duck dumping

A former Bentleyville, Ohio, police officer told a state wildlife investigator “he had made the biggest mistake of his life,” disposing of dead Canada geese and mallard ducks in a popular Cleveland Metroparks reservation.

December 2013
Swans mistaken for geese, shot by two at Pickerel Creek

Swans mistaken for geese, shot by two at Pickerel Creek

One hunter has been sentenced and two were scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 31 in an incident that saddened both wildlife officials and hunters

November 2013
60 days, six ducks on tap for waterfowlers

60 days, six ducks on tap for waterfowlers

Daily bag limit for Canada geese is three

September 2013
Another year of robust duck numbers

Another year of robust duck numbers

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.

August 2013
2013’s early teal bag will be heavier

2013’s early teal bag will be heavier

USFWS proposes to increase early waterfowl season bag limit

August 2013
Waterfowl succumb to botulism outbreak in the Great Lakes

Waterfowl succumb to botulism outbreak in the Great Lakes

At least 1,000 loons fell to botulism (Clostridium botulinum) Type E this past fall again along Lake Michigan, along with thousands of other water birds.

January 2013