Hunting

Too hot to handle

New York could use a hard frost, and soon. It’s been an extremely warm autumn thus far, with temperatures running 10 or 15 degrees higher than average. Even where I reside in the Southeastern Adirondacks, we’re just on the tail end of a two-week run where temperatures have been in the 70s during the day. There’s a bit of a…

Oak awareness

As a bowhunter, I’m always on the lookout for food sources that are likely to be utilized by deer during the open season. There are a few producing apple trees on the farms I hunt, but for some reason, the trees seem to be on the decline. Apple trees that drooped with fruit in years past hardly bear fruit anymore….

Early season goose hunting tips

The early September season for Canada goose hunting is already here and with the changes in the regular Canada goose season for most of the state, more and more people are taking advantage of the early hunt. The season, which runs from Sept. 1-25 in much of the state, offers plenty of opportunity with less restrictive regulations. The bag limit…

DNR: Outlook good for teal, early goose hunting

Despite the dry conditions, the outlook is good for both teal hunting and early goose hunting. Hunters are encouraged to do scouting prior to the season since hunter access to many lakes will be an issue. For the complete DNR weekly waterfowl migration report, click here. Categories: Hunting News, Waterfowl Tags: Geese, Hunting, Minnesota DNR, Teal, Waterfowl

Delta Waterfowl: Duck production conditions map like no other

BISMARCK, N.D. — A new habitat modeling technique will allow Delta Waterfowl to produce maps of breeding waterfowl habitat conditions like never before. As first published in Delta’s “Fall Flight Forecast” earlier this month, Delta said the innovative strategy marks a vast improvement in accuracy and precision over conditions maps of its kind. “We’ve produced conditions maps in the past,…

What’s ahead for the Wisconsin wolf hunt

(Photo courtesy of Wisconsin DNR)MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin wildlife officials will allow state-licensed hunters to kill wolves this fall despite conservationists’ pleas to end wolf hunting completely, after a spring season that saw hunters blow past their quota by almost 100 animals. Here are the key takeaways from the decision. HOW MANY WOLVES ROAM WISCONSIN? The state DNR’s last population…