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Wildlife Officials to Test Hunter-Harvested Ducks for Avian Influenza

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services biologists will collect samples from hunter-harvested ducks to test for highly pathogenic avian influenza – H5N1. Sampling will occur at various times during the migratory game bird hunting season at several duck-hunting hot spots throughout…


Duck Hunters Are Boaters Too

Many duck hunters don’t see themselves as boaters because they generally use their boat simply as the means to get to and from their hunting spot. After all it’s not like they are towing skiers or an inner tube full of kids around the lake, but nothing could be further…


North Dakota Residents Open Waterfowl Season Sept. 27, Nonresidents Oct. 4

Dry conditions covering much of North Dakota have waterfowl biologists cautioning duck hunters to scout early to determine whether favorite marshes will be huntable this year. Mike Szymanski, waterfowl biologist with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said below average annual precipitation will affect areas available to hunt. “Much…


Open Water Rule Clarified for Wisconsin’s Mississippi Duck Hunt

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Faced in recent years with an increasing number of complaints about open water duck hunting on the Mississippi River, state and federal wildlife officials are issuing a pre-season rule clarification – and a fair warning. “Duck hunting on the Mississippi River is becoming more popular, attracting…


Duck Season in South Dakota Set with Third Year of Hunter’s Choice Experiment

FORT SISSETON HISTORIC STATE PARK, S.D.–As it enters its third and final year, the Hunter’s Choice experiment for duck hunters seems to be achieving its desired effects. That’s what Game, Fish and Parks Commissioners heard prior to finalizing the state duck hunting season at their August meeting at Fort Sisseton…


New Report Shows 2007 – 2008 Waterfowl Harvest

More than 14.5 million ducks were harvested in the United States during the 2007-2008 waterfowl hunting season, according to preliminary estimates by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This is up from 13.8 million ducks harvested the previous season. Hunters harvested almost 3.7 million geese, similar to the 2006-7 estimate….


FWC to Hold Public Meeting About Permanent Duck Blinds in Leon/Jefferson Counties

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has scheduled a public meeting on June 3 to receive input on rule-proposal recommendations for prohibiting hunting from permanent duck blinds on four large public lakes in Leon and Jefferson counties. Due to an increase in territorial conflicts among duck hunters and…