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.
The birds are here, but huge numbers do not mean success is sure to follow.
The Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, where thousands upon thousands of snow geese stop for a rest and food on their way north, saw a huge jump in geese numbers within a week, to the point where there are currently more than 70,000 geese there now, with that number surely climbing.
First it’s too cold, now it's rainy and warm, and hunting suffers either way, especially flintlock for deer.
Opportunities to hunt small game, deer, waterfowl and furbearers either are available now, or will be soon.
Deer, wood ducks, pheasants and more in Pennsylvania.
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.
Pennsylvania's "liberal hunting season'' on resident Canada geese — about 12 weeks spread from September to February — is a viable way to limit the problem.
Focus will be on status of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl populations and proposed federal frameworks for the 2017-18 waterfowl hunting seasons.
Get good photos of waterfowl in motion as seasons close and mating nears in Pennsylvania
Install a few wood duck nesting boxes in Pennsylvania
Relatively mild weather has started the yearly northward swing of snow geese early this year
For some reason, Canada geese locally, shy away from decoy spreads
A hot, dry spring and summer in Pennsylvania may greatly reduce areas with enough water to attract migrating ducks.
From the get-go, local Canada geese in Pennsylvania have avoided hunters at every spot.
Novice Pennsylvania goose hunter does better this year
Geese are starting to fly to feeding and watering spots, and now’s the time to get a good idea where your first day of September goose season will begin.
We never hear the phrase ‘Father Nature’ because good moms abound during a north country spring
An unusual winter pattern still influences waterfowl migrations in Pennsylvania
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal would require non-waterfowl migratory bird to enhance waterfowl image for 2016 contest.
Have migration patterns been affected by the weird weather or avian influenza?
The rifle season ended after an unbelievably poor two weeks, so waterfowl will be the quarry until flintlock season begins.
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