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.
Action kicks off Saturday, Oct. 21 in the North Zone, and a week later in the Central Zone.
This year, Illinois will open the regular duck, Canada goose, and snow goose seasons on Oct. 21.
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — Willie Gloe, chairman of the Fowled Up Chapter in Pierre, S.D., is Delta Waterfowl’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year. He bested a field of seven finalists during a month-long, online vote. Gloe, 36, became a member…
Illinois Natural History Survey used results of random surveys of waterfowl hunters who purchased a state waterfowl permits in the 2002-03 and 2015-16 waterfowl seasons.
Duck and goose hunters must register in person for waterfowl blind site drawings and must be present at the drawing – held at each location designated below immediately after the registration period – to claim their blind sites.
As mallard harvest goes, so goes the state duck harvest as a whole — downward.
Comforts-of-home amenities included with intention of easing young hunters into the outdoors
By Ralph Loos Editor Marion, Ill. — As observant duck hunters know, it’s all about the food. With Thanksgiving Day arriving – and with it the opening of the south zone, the fourth and final zone to open to duck…
What is the value of an Illinois duck hunter? Better yet, how much is that bagged duck worth?
We never hear the phrase ‘Father Nature’ because good moms abound during a north country spring
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal would require non-waterfowl migratory bird to enhance waterfowl image for 2016 contest.
A quiet but productive duck and goose season will soon give way to the barrage of shotgun fire that is the spring conservation light goose hunt.
DNR has released its latest five-year plan for waterfowl zone lines and season dates for duck and goose hunting in the state.
If early counts are any indication, there won’t be a shortage of ducks when the state’s regular waterfowl seasons open next month.
Waterfowl hunters must be careful not to spread avian flu
I don’t remember when I successfully called in my first flock of ducks, but I do remember when I first started to learn how to blow a call.
DNR announced today that flooding on the Illinois River has caused two waterfowl blind drawings scheduled for this weekend to be moved.
While Illinois duck hunters await the aftermath of waterfowl open houses held by DNR in June, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released some good news right before the July 4 holiday.
Few changes are expected to the state’s waterfowl seasons or to the four-zone system when DNR proposes its five-year plan to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service later this year.
Hunters interested in learning more about this coming fall's duck and goose seasons now have an opportunity to ask questions to DNR staff in a face-to-face setting.
A trio of mallards might teach us more about ducks and waterfowl migration than we could even imagine
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