In effort to bolster waterfowl hunter numbers, Delta Waterfowl is launching the Mentor Recognition Program.
Wisconsin’s 60-day duck season will open Sept. 29 in north, south zones; long-standing Horicon Marsh goose zone eliminated
Hunters will see several changes in the state’s 2018 Canada goose season. (Photo by Tim Eisele)Wisconsin waterfowl hunters will see some major changes in the 2018 seasons. The Natural Resources Board approved the seasons that include: A uniform statewide opening of the duck hunting season on Saturday, Sept. 29. Elimination of the Horicon goose zone. A Canada goose season in…
Duck opening dates, Canada geese bag limits/zones highlight changes in Wisconsin migratory bird hunting regs [video]
North duck zone will open one week later than in previous years, resulting in a single statewide opener for the North, South and Mississippi zones on Sept. 29; daily Canada goose bag limit increased to three birds per day.
The season is expected to look similar to previous waterfowl seasons overall as far as season length and duck bag limits, but with one significant change on the duck side of the season – the duck zones would all open on the same day, if NRB members approve the season framework as offered by the DNR.
He’s honored for his volunteerism and work with Ducks Unlimited over the past two-and-half decades.
Benson, Minn. — Local volunteers from the Swift County Chapter of Pheasants Forever recently partnered with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Minnesota’s Outdoor Heritage Fund to acquire 282 acres of public land in the state’s primary pheasant range, according to a news release. Now established as a Waterfowl Production Area (WPA), the Hanson WPA addition provides nesting habitat…
In November 2016, an estimated 3,000 snow geese died when they landed in the acidic, metal-laden water.
Beginner duck hunters encouraged to attend a free waterfowl identification workshop.
Wisconsin DNR schedules four meetings beginning March 12 to discuss 2018 waterfowl season framework with 60-day season
A subject of some concern for some hunters is the early teal season.Waterfowl hunters have the opportunity to provide their input on the 2018 duck and goose seasons at four public hearings around the state. Taylor Finger, DNR waterfowl ecologist, will be presenting information on the 2017 waterfowl hunting season, results from the 2017 survey of 2,700 Wisconsin waterfowl hunters,…
A new proposal has the North Zone duck season opening on Sept. 29, which is a week later than previous seasons.MADISON — The Wisconsin DNR noted its proposed waterfowl hunting season structure and information regarding feedback during March meetings and via written comment in a news release Wednesday, March 7. Notable changes in 2018 compared to past proposals: North Zone duck…
The birds are here, but huge numbers do not mean success is sure to follow.
The Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, where thousands upon thousands of snow geese stop for a rest and food on their way north, saw a huge jump in geese numbers within a week, to the point where there are currently more than 70,000 geese there now, with that number surely climbing.
EASTON, Md. — A waterfowl hunter is in stable condition after a dead goose fell from the sky and knocked him unconscious. Robert Meilhammer of Dorchester County was hunting with three other people when one of them fired at a flock of Canada geese overhead in Easton, near the Miles River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman…
An additional 16,400 mallards were tallied statewide.
First it’s too cold, now it’s rainy and warm, and hunting suffers either way, especially flintlock for deer.
But it was a successful hunt, one we’ll remember for a long time.
Opportunities to hunt small game, deer, waterfowl and furbearers either are available now, or will be soon.
Michigan’s waterfowl season ended with a sky full of ducks, including mostly mallards and a few black ducks.
Canada goose numbers increased over the past week and should provide good opportunities through Thanksgiving weekend in many areas, according to the report.
Total ducks on the Mississippi River during the first week of November reportedly 146 percent above the 10-year average and 86 percent above late-October count.
According to the most recent Minnesota Waterfowl Migration and Hunting Report, the best opportunities remain in the south and central zone, especially for field hunting, and some opportunities should remain there through at least next week.
The outlook remains excellent over the next few days for both field hunting and water hunting, the DNR says in the most recent waterfowl migration and hunting report.
State-threatened trumpeter swans.AKRON, Ohio — As Ohio’s duck and goose seasons begin, hunters are encouraged to familiarize themselves with waterfowl identification before heading out, according to the Ohio DNR. Ohio waterfowl hunters frequently encounter a variety of species of birds when in the field and marsh, and some species of ducks, geese and swans may look similar. Some species, like the…
(Delta Waterfowl)WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Newfoundland has relaxed what was the most restrictive minimum-age requirement for hunters in North America, according to a recent news release from Delta Waterfowl. Effective immediately, Newfoundland youths age 12 or older can hunt small game and ducks when accompanied by an adult, rather than waiting until age 16. Delta Waterfowl was at the forefront of…
Waterfowl hunters can expect good things this fall.
Minnesota waterfowl hunting success was fair in most areas over the past week, according to the most recent report.