Constant vigilance needed to keep geese, deer from overtaking city parks, ball fields.
The early September goose season was poor to fair statewide.The forecast is calling for a favorable Minnesota waterfowl season. “Habitat conditions look good in most areas, wild rice reports are good for hunters in the northern portions of the state and waterfowl numbers are favorable,” said Steve Cordts, waterfowl specialist with the Minnesota DNR. The waterfowl season opens Saturday, Sept….
Teens apply to the program by writing an essay about why they want to participate in the camp. Students are required to complete a firearm safety class. Cellphones aren’t allowed at the camp to keep the focus on the outdoors.
Total populations were estimated at 47.3 million breeding ducks in the traditional survey area, which is similar to last year’s estimate of 48.4 million and is 34 percent above the 1955-2016 long-term average.
There’s less water to attract breeding ducks in the spring, fewer insects to feed young ducks, and longer distances for young ducks to travel on foot after they leave the nest, making them more vulnerable to predators.
State duck blind spots up for grabs through lottery.
(Minnesota DNR)Wildlife artists can submit entries for the 2018 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp contest from Monday, Aug. 21, through 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1. The waterfowl stamp validation for hunting is $7.50 and for an extra 75 cents purchasers can receive the pictorial stamp. It also is sold as a collectible. Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to waterfowl management…
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 of Delta Waterfowl just six years ago, but hit the ground running, the organization said in a news release. Since 2011,…
By species, grouse hunters were up slightly, but duck, goose and pheasant hunters were down slightly, according to the survey.
This year’s brood index came in at 3.68 broods per square mile, down 5 percent from last year. The statewide average since the survey began in 1955 is 2.59 broods per square mile. Overall brood size was up 8 percent from last year.
But for the most part, season framework similar to last year.
Man admitted his guides baited ponds for waterfowl, helped hunters exceed their daily bag limits and didn’t follow federal and state laws on tagging, processing or transporting birds.
Drawings being held in August for state park blinds.
Lake on Minnesota-Iowa border not only survives but thrives as prairie/wetlands habitat success story
Combining the prairie and healthy wetlands has been a boon for migrating and resident wildlife in and around Eagle Lake.
Notable hunting regulation changes include extending the Missouri River Zone for ducks and geese to include all the land and water west of Interstate 29.The 2017-18 Iowa Hunting, Trapping and Migratory Game Bird Regulations will be arriving at license vendors across the state in the next few weeks. Notable hunting regulation changes include extending the Missouri River Zone for ducks…
This year’s Canada goose population estimate a whopping 120,000 higher than last year.
Proceeds from stamp sales will be used to fund Michigan Duck Hunters Association projects, with 10 percent used to match DNR funding for purchasing, restoring and enhancing wetlands.
September Canada goose season set to help control Vermont’s resident Canada goose population prior to the arrival of species migrating south from Canada.
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.
Goose hunting in Michigan helps to keep goose numbers in check, and there are things you can do to help keep geese away from your yard.
Index below 3 million for the first time since 1994, but still 23 percent above the long-term average (1948-2016) and 24th highest on record.
It’s the combined harvest from the August Canada goose management take and the September Canada goose hunting season.
Some resident hunters fear the commercialization of waterfowl hunting in the state, while some business interests want more nonresident hunters and their money in South Dakota.
DEC: Waterfowl hunting seasons provide diverse opportunities across the state.
Waterfowl hunters will notice some changes this year, including more restrictive September Canada goose seasons in northwestern Pennsylvania, modifications to daily bag limits for some duck species, and later dates for some youth waterfowl hunting days.