DEC: Waterfowl hunting seasons provide diverse opportunities across the state.
Duck and goose hunters must register in person for waterfowl blind site drawings and must be present at the drawing – held at each location designated below immediately after the registration period – to claim their blind sites.
The proposal for three-day temporary hunts would expand to include a good chunk of the state. Would also make these licenses valid on private land only.
Similar to last year, the Horicon Canada goose hunting zone will have one single continuous 92-day time period, rather than the two split time periods experienced in the past. In addition, the pintail daily bag limit based on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service frameworks, has been reduced from two to one.
Migratory birds, their nests and their eggs are protected by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act and must be left alone. But there are rare times when humans can “intervene.”
In the 2016 survey, 157,028 ducks, 33,468 geese and 5,896 swans were observed. Goose observations increased in 2017, while duck observations were down about 5 percent and swan observations down 13 percent.
The Commission adopted waterfowl season orders that include opening the early teal season on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend – a week earlier than staff had proposed and the same as the 2016 teal season
The annual hearings are being held by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and Board.
Four public hearings allow waterfowlers to provide Wisconsin DNR comments on fall duck, goose hunting season structure
Near-record population estimates from 2016 bode well for 2017 season.
As mallard harvest goes, so goes the state duck harvest as a whole — downward.
Public hearings throughout Wisconsin provide great opportunity to provide feedback regarding fall waterfowl hunting season structure.
NRC considering a 10-day September season for teal.
Waterfowl hunters are encouraged to attend one of the hearings and share their preferences and opinions about the proposed seasons.
Get good photos of waterfowl in motion as seasons close and mating nears in Pennsylvania
Hunters may call the light goose “hotline” to hear recorded information 24 hours a day, and migration reports are also posted on the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website.
Waterfowl Hunter Task Forces have helped agency establish season dates that provide equitable hunting opportunities for the various interests in each zone.
Warm fall makes latter part of season a bust
State law requires removal of blinds before deadlines to protect natural areas and to prevent boating accidents after ice melts
Aerial survey estimates 1.44 million total ducks and 678,000 mallards in Mississippi Delta during the counting period
Comforts-of-home amenities included with intention of easing young hunters into the outdoors
Competition, which attracts many of the top wildlife artists from across the country each year, will be held Sept. 15-16
Community near tip of Alaska Peninsula continues pursuit of road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge
Includes robust funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act.
And hunters also can get in on the Wetland Wonders Challenge.