Ducks Unlimited

Trump nominates Bernhardt as Interior secretary

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has announced his nomination of acting secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to take over the department officially. Bernhardt has led the Interior Department on an interim basis since former Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned over ethics questions in January. Bernhardt is an avid sportsman with experience managing fish and wildlife resources from both a federal…

A big day for fishing – and migratory birds

Here in Minnesota, Saturday, May 12 is big. It’s the iconic state fishing opener. But while the approximately 500,000 anglers that are expected to participate in the opener are on the water, there’s a good chance they’ll see more than fish; migratory birds are a staple of Minnesota lake country, too. Worldwide, they’re also a staple of the second weekend…

Pennsylvania outdoorsmen are among state’s most generous citizens

I had a unique request from a friend at church last week. A middle-aged woman came to me explaining that she and her husband wanted to donate their holiday bonuses to charity, as they regularly do. This year, however, they wanted to support causes that reflected the interests of their two adult children. For their daughter, who works with children…

Warm weather not dampening Minnesota waterfowl hunting

Undeterred by warm weather, many Minnesota waterfowl hunters are reporting fair to good hunting success since the season began on Sept. 23, Ducks Unlimited said in a migration update Wednesday, Oct. 18. According to the Minnesota DNR, waterfowl hunters are taking advantage of excellent wild rice production this year, with solid numbers of ring-necked ducks in most areas now, the…

Zinke makes impact in first day as Interior secretary

One order overturns the lead ammunition and fishing tackle ban on Fish and Wildlife Service lands, waters, and facilities. The other advances conservation stewardship, improves game and habitat management and increases outdoor recreation opportunities by directing bureaus and agencies to immediately identify areas where recreation and fishing can be expanded.