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Category Archives: Hunting Reports

2011 Connecticut Midwinter Waterfowl Survey Results

Highest Number of Ducks Counted since 1999 Staff from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) conducted the annual Midwinter Waterfowl Survey on January 4 and 6, 2011. The total number of ducks observed during the survey – 22,926 – was the highest since 1999, and the puddle duck count…


Federal Laboratory Confirms CWD Diagnosis

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) received confirmation from a national laboratory on Jan. 25 verifying that the sample from a southeastern Minnesota white-tailed deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The finding by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory at Ames, Iowa, had been expected and confirms a…


2010 Firearm Deer Season Underway in Michigan; Early Reports Available

The 2010 firearm deer season is underway, and impressions regarding deer observations, hunting activity, and check station operations from the first few days of the season have been compiled by the Department of Natural Resources and Environment. Hunter numbers are lower in some areas than last year, but better average…


Outlook Fair for Spring Turkey Season in Texas

Hunters should temper expectations for this spring’s turkey season after back-to-back years of dry conditions negatively impacted nesting success across much of Texas, resulting in fewer gobblers on the ground. The good news is 2007 produced a bumper crop of birds and that carryover of mature toms in South Texas…


Bear Hunters Harvest Stands at Third Highest So Far in Pennsylvania

Archery bear hunt results in a harvest of 108 HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission preliminary bear harvest figures show that 3,036 bears were taken during the recently completed three-day season (Nov. 23-25) and an additional 108 bears were harvested during the two-day archery bear harvest (Nov. 18-19). So far, the…


2009/11/11 – What’s Open For Hunting in Arkansas

Current and approaching seasons in Arkansas: Mourning Dove and Eurasian Collared Dove Dec. 5-Dec. 30 Virginia and Sora Rail Sept. 12-Nov. 20 Woodcock Nov. 7-Dec. 21 Snipe Nov. 1-Feb. 15 Late Canada Goose Statewide Season Dec. 26-Jan. 30 Duck, coot and merganser Nov. 21-29 Dec. 10-23 Dec. 26, 2009-Jan. 31,…


TPWD Outlook Average for Quail Season, 2009-2010

10/28/2009 – AUSTIN, Texas — Hunting prospects for this year’s quail season are scattered like a busted covey as less-than-ideal range conditions have hampered production for the second straight year. Bobwhite quail hunting can be hit or miss in Texas considering these birds exist here on the very western edge…


2009/10/28 – Texas Weekly Migratory Bird Hunting Report

10/28/2009 – Weekly migratory bird hunting reports are posted from early September through early February. High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Opening weekend saw fast shooting over playa lakes for teal, gadwalls, wigeons and a few pintails. The season opens again Oct. 30, and prospects remain solid with back-to-back cold fronts…


Banner Early Archery Deer Season Expected in Indiana

 DNR deer research biologist Chad Stewart expects a banner year for early archery deer season, which runs Oct. 1 through Nov. 30. Early archery deer season provides a different experience from the more popular firearm season for deer. “Archery season is a great time to be out,” Stewart said.  “The woods…


Preliminary Results of Upland Game Bird Brood Production Present Mixed Picture for 2009 in Wisconsin

MADISON – Upland game bird brood success was mixed in 2009 due to variable spring weather and habitat conditions, according to state wildlife managers. Each year, Department of Natural Resources wildlife staff report the number and size of game bird broods they observe in the field from mid-June through late…