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September 15, 2023

Illinois waterfowlers bucking some nationwide trends

Mallard harvest in Illinois increased by nearly 38% during the 2021-22 season, a somewhat surprising bump considering reports of declining duck numbers.
The overall statewide take of 360,698 ducks that season was up 42% from the previous harvest of 254,680. Not surprisingly, mallards made up roughly half (49%) of the total Illinois duck harvest. The number of wood ducks taken rose 21% – and the wood duck harvest represented 12% of the overall bag in Illinois.

Notes off a soiled cuff: Pennsylvania Senate adds last-minute amendment to transfer $150 million from Game Fund

Shortly before this issue’s deadline, the day before the Labor Day weekend, the state Senate appears to have blatantly and shamefully blindsided hunters when it added a last-minute amendment to House Bill 1300, meant to solve the state’s budget crisis.
If enacted, the move would transfer $150 million from the Game Fund maintained by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. This proposal was made with little advanced notice, was attached to a broad appropriations bill and passed through the Senate in one day.

Wisconsin’s 2023 deer season: What can hunters expect when archery starts Sept. 16?

Despite the fact that northern Wisconsin saw snow upon snow upon even more snow this past winter, DNR wildlife biologists believe the state’s wildlife, including deer, saw enough of a reprieve at just the right times to avoid a severe winter ratings in all but a handful of spots.
When it comes to warming up their crystal ball as they look ahead at the 2023 archery, gun and muzzleloader seasons, the only real unknown is how northern Wisconsin’s deer respond to this past winter. All other areas of Wisconsin’s deer range are in good shape, according to Jeff Pritzl, the DNR’s statewide deer ecologist in the Green Bay office. Pritzl said deer numbers look good in most areas as hunters hit the woods Sept. 16 for the 2023 archery deer season opener.

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