Due to the loss of family hunting land, blogger decided to stay home in Sault Ste. Marie this deer season and hunt ducks and geese instead.
It was a decision they’d already made that morning – to wear their life jackets – that may have saved their lives.
State game officials are taking comments on proposed changes to the waterfowl hunting zones.
Waterfowl hunters should also be prepared to locate alternative boat ramps to access the Mississippi River between Wabasha, Minn., and Trempealeau, Wis.
Wisconsin artist is third in prestigious competition.
Water, water everywhere during autumn 2019 demands precision and thorough searching for locating productive duck hunting spots.
The state duck stamp has been the same cost since 1997, while inflation and higher costs of gasoline and equipment to “build” habitat eat away at its effectiveness.
An agreement calls for two years’ probation, a $50,000 fine and $2,500 in restitution.
A goose hunter does what it takes to retrieve a bird during Michigan’s early goose season.
The 52-year-old state waterfowling group was one of Minnesota’s leading conservation organizations
Tips that may put a few more September geese in your bag.
Annual breeding population survey estimates 38.9 million total ducks, down 6 percent, while May pond counts drop by 5 percent; mallards, gadwalls and greenwings increase.
72nd annual spring breeding duck survey showed an index of 3.4 million birds, up 20 percent from last year. That’s the 22nd highest index on record and stands 40 percent above the 71-year average.
Also, in AP hunting zones – including southeastern Pennsylvania – the length of the regular season has been decreased from 50 to 30 days and daily bag limits have been reduced from three to two geese per day.
Pennsylvania youth finishes third in the annual competition.
We are at a crossroads with many of our treasured hunting and fishing activities. One that this blogger is concerned about is the future of waterfowl and waterfowl hunting.
Regular waterfowl hunting seasons will include a 60-day duck season and a 92-day regular goose season.
Ian Gregg, game management division chief for the Game Commission, said there isn’t one single cause that is responsible for the declining mallard population. Contributing factors include habitat changes impacting food reserves, competition from Canada geese on food sources and genetic issues resulting from hybridization with domestic mallards.
The 35-day shutdown kept U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service from providing proposed season frameworks to state DNR.
Public comment period on the 2019 season framework open through March 15.
Crazy weather has slowed snow geese migration movements locally.
A waterfowler’s season is never over, even when the trusty, weatherbeaten old shotgun is cleaned and racked and the bags of decoys and other paraphernalia of the trade are stowed in the barn for winter. That is because waterfowlers, duck and goose hunters, never stop watching the sky and sniffing the air, looking, looking, looking. They are, in their own…
It’s possible you could spend a couple of hours setting up for a morning hunt, only to have it over within five minutes – depending on the day, of course. We need to look at the big picture and not get discouraged. Don’t hang up those waterfowl calls just yet.
It’s said that the number likely would have been higher, but the blizzard that hit North Dakota in late December undoubtedly pushed some birds south prior to the survey.
In probably the most notable proposal to the Ohio Wildlife Council, when the total allowable catch exceeds 3 million fish, the bag would go from four fish to six fish daily from March 1 to April 30 in Lake Erie, excluding the Sandusky River.
There are multiple game birds and waterfowl worth pursuing for Pennsylvania hunters during their time away from work and school.