Hunter numbers have declined significantly from earlier this season, according to Minnesota Waterfowl Migration and Hunting Report.
Minnesota Waterfowl Migration and Hunting Report: ring-necked ducks up, wood ducks and blue-winged teal down
The first three weeks of duck season have been the coldest recorded in at least the last 50 years.
Since the contest’s inception in 1934, only one stamp prominently has featured a canine, and the author believes it’s time to give our hunting companions their due credit once again.
Minnesota waterfowl migration and hunting report: Species diversity continues to change as migrant ducks move into the state
Some areas in central and southern Minnesota still held good numbers of teal and wood ducks. In northern Minnesota, ring-necked numbers have increased along with other diving ducks.
The founder of Tim Grounds Championship Calls, he won calling World Championships in 1988, 1992 and 1994.
Biggest change came with pheasant hunter numbers, which saw a 32 percent drop from 2016.
Water levels remain fairly dry in the northern portion of the state but good to excellent across most of the rest of the state.
The early September goose season was poor to fair statewide.The following report is a compilation of state and federal wildlife manager reports and waterfowl surveys from across Minnesota. This is the first report for 2018. Reports will be compiled weekly throughout the hunting season. Duck hunters were expected to see good numbers of ducks present in most areas this past…
Although teal action was slow, Canada geese provided a great start to the early waterfowl hunting seasons.
Wetland habitat conditions are variable across the state, with some dry conditions in the northern portion of the state, for Saturday’s opener.
A painting of a gadwall by Cannon Falls artist Jim Caturia proved to be the winner in the Minnesota duck stamp contest. A painting of a gadwall by Cannon Falls artist Jim Caturia will be featured on the 2019 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp, after he won the annual stamp contest sponsored by the DNR. This was Caturia’s first time winning…
A long stay of extreme heat has resulted in poor goose hunting, and may allow biting midges to nibble on whitetails much too often.
The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission approved $23.8 million in grants for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners to conserve or restore almost 135,000 acres of wetland and associated upland habitats for waterfowl, shorebirds and other birds in 17 states.
Jack Averill (center) received $500 for his long-distance archery skills, with Jared Hood (left) coming in second and Logan Procai (right) in third. The 37th annual Game Fair concluded Sunday, Aug. 19 after six rain-free days and a flurry of activity the second weekend of the event. That’s when the duck- and goose-calling contests were held, along with the dog…
Waterfowl seasons among first to begin in the fall.
But survey says most populations are still above long-term averages.
Scouting, hard work, patience and serious planning with a willingness to change from what worked in the past are the ways to go.
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows just 2 percent of North Dakota in some stage of drought. That compares with 82 percent at the same time last year.
MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR recently announced the winners of the 2019 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests. Eighteen wildlife artists submitted a total of 24 pieces of artwork for the 2019 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant, and waterfowl stamp design contest. Judging was held on July 20 at the Natural Resources Building in Madison. The judges…
This year’s duck brood index was up 37 percent from last year, and showed 5.11 broods per square mile, an increase of 39 percent.
A legislative hearing on a bill, the Migratory Bird Framework and Hunting Opportunities for Veterans Act, is scheduled at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, July 17, according to the House Committee on Natural Resources. H.R. 6013 would “amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to establish January 31 of each year as the Federal closing date for duck hunting…
“The survey is designed for mallards and our breeding mallard population remains above its long-term average.”
Interior cited overwhelming public opposition for its decision, saying Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern South Dakota is widely valued as a sanctuary for migratory birds and other wildlife.
White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications to antlerless harvest on public land following the weeklong deer gun season.
The 2018-19 waterfowl seasons are very similar to those selected in 2017-18. However, hunters will enjoy longer seasons for doves, woodcock, and other “webless” migratory game bird species this year.
Federal grand jury indicts five Illinois men on charges of illegal waterfowl hunting in Fulton County
The five-count indictment includes charges of conspiracy and violating the Lacey Act, both felonies, which, if convicted, are punishable by up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000.