Duck Calling for Beginners

I don’t remember when I successfully called in my first flock of ducks, but I do remember when I first started to learn how to blow a call.

Avian flu is likely to arrive this fall

Right now, in the vast prairie pothole region of southern Canada and the United States’ upper Midwest, waterfowl are mingling, raising their young and instinctively preparing to migrate, some leaving as early as August.

PGC throws book at serial deer poacher

A Florida man was hit with a slew of fines and penalties for a series of poaching incidents – including one that involved small children – in Westmoreland County, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Duck Hunting: Getting Started

We're all about breaking down barriers to newcomers, so we like this article from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks...  A few days ago a co-worker, commenting on the breeding duck population surveys this year, told me, "It sounds like a…

Waterfowl seasons and bag limits

DUCKS: Lake Erie Zone: Ducks, sea ducks, coots and mergansers, Oct. 25-Jan. 1. North Zone: Ducks, sea ducks, coots and mergansers, Oct. 9-23 and Nov. 11-Jan. 4. Northwest Zone: Ducks, sea ducks, coots and mergansers, Oct. 9-23 and Nov. 6-Dec.…

By land or by sea, waterfowlers urged to keep safety in mind

Harrisburg -- Whether hunting from shore or from a boat, waterfowlers are urged to keep safety first and foremost in mind, said Keith Snyder, Pennsylvania Game Commission Hunter-Trapper Education Division chief. "Basic firearm and hunting safety are critical," Snyder said. "Treat…

Waterfowl hunters cautioned about eating mergansers

Harrisburg -- To minimize potential health impacts, it's suggested that hunters don't eat merganser ducks, especially those harvested in the Lake Erie and northwestern Pennsylvania hunting zones. Studies conducted over the past two decades on Pennsylvania and New York mergansers,…

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