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Soggy Conditions May Offer Good Opening Weekend for Teal

LITTLE ROCK – This year’s unusually wet conditions during opening weekend of dove season may have stymied some people’s efforts to draw in doves for Labor Day, but the water may be a blessing for hunters chasing teal during the early season. According to Buck Jackson, wetlands program coordinator for…


Migratory Bird Hunting Season Dates Set in Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the dates for the 2009-2010 migratory bird hunting seasons, which include seasons for hunting ducks, geese, woodcock, snipe, and rails. Specific details on season dates, bag limits, regulations, and other reminders are published in the 2009-2010 Migratory Bird Hunting Guide, which…


CA DFG Announces 2009 Waterfowl Population Estimates

A 2009 Department of Fish and Game (DFG) waterfowl survey indicates that the number of mallards statewide remains steady, but the overall duck population has declined. Conducted by DFG in late April and early May, the Waterfowl Breeding Survey estimates that there are 510,800 ducks of all species in the…


Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days set for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has established Jan. 31 and Feb.1 as Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days to help pass on the duck hunting tradition. This opportunity also provides a chance for experienced waterfowl hunters to take youths afield…


Kansas Is Hunter’s Heaven For Winter Waterfowl

Good duck hunting still ahead; goose seasons extend into February PRATT — Avid Kansas waterfowl hunters never worry about the post-holiday blues. For them, January and February mean some of the best hunting of the year. Late-migrating mallards are often abundant when shallow waters freeze, and mallards concentrate on rivers…


Federal Youth Waterfowl Days Will Be Held Jan. 31-Feb. 1 Throughout S.C.

Young waterfowl hunters across the state will enjoy special days in the field Saturday, Jan. 31 and Sunday, Feb. 1 by participating in Youth Waterfowl Days on private lands and on some S.C. Department of Natural Resources Waterfowl Management Areas. Hunters 15 years of age or younger may hunt ducks,…


Hunting Seasons Still Open in Idaho

Many big game hunting seasons have ended, but there’s still plenty of hunting open through the end of the month and through the winter. Seasons are open for geese, ducks, coots and common snipe through January 16 in the northern and eastern parts of the state and through January 23…


S.C. Waterfowl Season Gets Underway Nov. 26

The 2008-2009 late waterfowl season will soon get underway with the first segment opening on Wednesday, Nov. 26 running until Sunday, Nov. 30. Changes in regulations include an increase in the wood duck bag limit from two to three, a hybrid daily bag limit for scaup, and a closure of…


DEC Warns Against Feeding Waterfowl After Finding Dead & Dying Geese

Birds Afflicted with a Fungal Disease After Ingesting Moldy Grain Recently, a dozen Canada geese were found sick or dead on a pond in northern Clinton County by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Wildlife staff responding to a report from a concerned citizen. The sick geese were disoriented…


White-fronted Geese Are Special for Some Waterfowlers

LITTLE ROCK – Use the term “waterfowl:” in Arkansas, and the usual connection is with mallards, specifically the male mallard known as the greenhead. There is another variety popular with many hunters, the white-fronted goose, also known as the specklebelly. These are found in many areas the state, not in…