“We’ve had an unusually mild winter with little snow accumulation. Availability of food should have been good and overall wintering conditions were excellent.”
Like the saying goes, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. The proverb turned out to prophetic for our Canada goose hunt on the final day of the early season. The day started nice enough. Cool temperatures in the morning helped to keep sweat to a minimum on Sept. 25 at 5 a.m. when our group…
The blogger didn’t think he had a very good 2019 outdoors, until he looked over a year’s worth of photos.
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.
Thanksgiving goose? Most waterfowl opportunities dwindling, but Canada goose field hunting still worthwhile
Canada goose numbers remain good in many areas and should provide some opportunity for goose hunters over the next week, especially in central and southern Minnesota.
But Canada goose numbers continue to increase slightly each week in most areas. And while wetlands conditions remain good, hunting pressure is extremely low and will likely decline further with the deer opener this weekend.
OCEAN PINES, Md. — A Maryland town besieged by birds is calling on goose busters – more commonly known as border collies. The Ocean Pines Association voted earlier this year to euthanize around 300 of the Canadian geese to protect local water quality. The tactic both angered residents and proved largely ineffective. News outlets report the geese have returned in…
Wetland habitat conditions are variable across the state, with some dry conditions in the northern portion of the state, for Saturday’s opener.
A long stay of extreme heat has resulted in poor goose hunting, and may allow biting midges to nibble on whitetails much too often.
Scouting, hard work, patience and serious planning with a willingness to change from what worked in the past are the ways to go.
“The survey is designed for mallards and our breeding mallard population remains above its long-term average.”
The official announcement curiously was carefully crafted to avoid explaining why Fido should be allowed to run free, contrary to a long-standing rule, on parks’ beaches through May 18. It simply told Ohioans to go for it.
The early September goose season was poor to fair statewide.EASTON, Md. — A waterfowl hunter is in stable condition after a dead goose fell from the sky and knocked him unconscious. Robert Meilhammer of Dorchester County was hunting with three other people when one of them fired at a flock of Canada geese overhead in Easton, near the Miles River…
An additional 16,400 mallards were tallied statewide.
But it was a successful hunt, one we’ll remember for a long time.
You can’t do everything during certain times of the year as it relates to hunting and fishing. But in the fall, once hunting seasons start to kick into gear, your outdoor opportunities expand considerably. You must carefully select what works best for you and your schedule. Salmon are in the Niagara River, Lake Ontario salmon and trout fishing is still…
New Wisconsin state budget eliminates carcass tags for deer and turkeys, registration of Canada geese
Motorists may now pick up road-killed turkeys with DNR authorization.
Constant vigilance needed to keep geese, deer from overtaking city parks, ball fields.
Bag limits and licensing requirements are the same as last year. However, the west boundary of the Missouri River Canada Goose zone, north of N.D. Highway 200, is extended to N.D. Highway 8.
This year’s Canada goose population estimate a whopping 120,000 higher than last year.
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.
It’s the combined harvest from the August Canada goose management take and the September Canada goose hunting season.