A waterfowler’s season is never over, even when the trusty, weatherbeaten old shotgun is cleaned and racked and the bags of decoys and other paraphernalia of the trade are stowed in the barn for winter. That is because waterfowlers, duck and goose hunters, never stop watching the sky and sniffing the air, looking, looking, looking. They are, in their own…
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.
There are multiple game birds and waterfowl worth pursuing for Pennsylvania hunters during their time away from work and school.
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 remain good in many areas and should provide some opportunity for goose hunters over the next week.
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.
Swans, grebes, shorebirds and others help hunters pass the time in a duck blind.
According to Minnesota Waterfowl Migration and Hunting Report, species diversity continues to change as ducks move into and out of the state.
Hunter numbers have declined significantly from earlier this season, according to Minnesota Waterfowl Migration and Hunting Report.
Minnesota Waterfowl Migration and Hunting Report: ring-necked ducks up, wood ducks and blue-winged teal down
The first three weeks of duck season have been the coldest recorded in at least the last 50 years.
Minnesota waterfowl migration and hunting report: Species diversity continues to change as migrant ducks move into the state
Some areas in central and southern Minnesota still held good numbers of teal and wood ducks. In northern Minnesota, ring-necked numbers have increased along with other diving ducks.
Water levels remain fairly dry in the northern portion of the state but good to excellent across most of the rest of the state.
The early September goose season was poor to fair statewide.The following report is a compilation of state and federal wildlife manager reports and waterfowl surveys from across Minnesota. This is the first report for 2018. Reports will be compiled weekly throughout the hunting season. Duck hunters were expected to see good numbers of ducks present in most areas this past…
Although teal action was slow, Canada geese provided a great start to the early waterfowl hunting seasons.
Wetland habitat conditions are variable across the state, with some dry conditions in the northern portion of the state, for Saturday’s opener.
A painting of a gadwall by Cannon Falls artist Jim Caturia proved to be the winner in the Minnesota duck stamp contest. A painting of a gadwall by Cannon Falls artist Jim Caturia will be featured on the 2019 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp, after he won the annual stamp contest sponsored by the DNR. This was Caturia’s first time winning…
Waterfowl seasons among first to begin in the fall.
Scouting, hard work, patience and serious planning with a willingness to change from what worked in the past are the ways to go.
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows just 2 percent of North Dakota in some stage of drought. That compares with 82 percent at the same time last year.
MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR recently announced the winners of the 2019 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests. Eighteen wildlife artists submitted a total of 24 pieces of artwork for the 2019 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant, and waterfowl stamp design contest. Judging was held on July 20 at the Natural Resources Building in Madison. The judges…
This year’s duck brood index was up 37 percent from last year, and showed 5.11 broods per square mile, an increase of 39 percent.
The 2018 winner of the waterfowl stamp contest. Wildlife artists can submit entries for the 2019 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp contest from Monday, Aug. 20, through 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31. The gadwall is the only eligible species for depiction on the 2019 waterfowl stamp. Artists are prohibited from using any photographic product as part of their finished entries. Winning…
“The survey is designed for mallards and our breeding mallard population remains above its long-term average.”
Interior cited overwhelming public opposition for its decision, saying Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern South Dakota is widely valued as a sanctuary for migratory birds and other wildlife.
White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications to antlerless harvest on public land following the weeklong deer gun season.
Federal grand jury indicts five Illinois men on charges of illegal waterfowl hunting in Fulton County
The five-count indictment includes charges of conspiracy and violating the Lacey Act, both felonies, which, if convicted, are punishable by up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000.