Waterfowl

Vermont youth push continues with waterfowl hunt

(Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department)MONTPELIER, Vt. — A youngster’s first hunt can mark the beginning of a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a commitment to wildlife conservation. That’s the premise behind Vermont’s upcoming youth waterfowl hunting weekend, Sept. 23-24. “Vermont’s youth waterfowl hunting weekend helps ensure that young hunters get the quality training and experiences they need for lifelong…

DNR waterfowl specialist: Outlook good for duck, goose seasons

The early September goose season was poor to fair statewide.The forecast is calling for a favorable Minnesota waterfowl season. “Habitat conditions look good in most areas, wild rice reports are good for hunters in the northern portions of the state and waterfowl numbers are favorable,” said Steve Cordts, waterfowl specialist with the Minnesota DNR. The waterfowl season opens Saturday, Sept….

South Dakota chapter chairman named Delta Waterfowl’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year

BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — Willie Gloe, chairman of the Fowled Up Chapter in Pierre, S.D., is Delta Waterfowl’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year. He bested a field of seven finalists during a month-long, online vote. Gloe, 36, became a member of Delta Waterfowl just six years ago, but hit the ground running, the organization said in a news release. Since 2011,…

State duck surveys offer mixed news for waterfowl hunters

While duck hunting has slowed overall, some areas in central and southern Minnesota had exceptional hunting in recent days as the cold temperatures and northwest winds moved good numbers of mallards and other late-season migrants into the state.With the final weeks of the off-season ticking down, waterfowl hunters are anticipating release of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Waterfowl Breeding…