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

MADISON — Variable spring weather and habitat conditions in Wisconsin in 2008 created conditions for upland game bird brood rearing that were slightly cooler and much wetter than in 2007, according to analysis of annual game brood surveys conducted by state wildlife biologists around the state. Cool and very wet…


Commission Adopts Game Bird Hunting Regulations: More Turkey Hunting Opportunities in NE Oregon

SALEM, Ore.– Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Commission today adopted 2008-09 regulations for birds hunted in Oregon including migratory birds (duck, goose, mourning dove, band-tailed pigeon, coot, snipe) upland birds (pheasant, forest grouse, chukar, pheasant, California quail, mountain quail, sage grouse, turkey) and crows.  Most upland bird seasons operate under a…


Breeding Ducks Down, But Still Above Long-term Average

Estimate is 9 percent below last year but 11 percent above long-term average WASHINGTON, DC — According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), the preliminary estimate of total ducks from the 2008 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey was just over 37 million. This is a 9 percent…


2008 Waterfowl Survey Shows Ducks Breeding Farther North, Bypassing Dry Prairies

The preliminary estimate of total ducks from the 2008 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey was just over 37 million, which is a nine percent decline from last year’s estimate, but still 11 percent greater than the 1955-2007 average. In the U.S. and Canadian prairies, population estimates of many species…


Initial Assessments of Waterfowl Breeding Habitat Conditions Available at www.Flyways.us

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) are making available the initial assessments of waterfowl breeding habitat conditions in new video segments posted on the agencies’ joint website www.Flyways.us. These assessments offer a first glimpse of habitat conditions and the status of waterfowl populations entering the…


Vermont Antlerless Deer Hunt Applications Available Online

Waterbury, VT – Vermont’s antlerless deer hunting lottery applications for the muzzleloader season are now available on the Fish & Wildlife Department’s website and at license agents statewide. The permits are only for “antlerless deer,” which is defined as deer without antlers or with antlers less than three inches long….


DFG Completes 2008 Waterfowl Breeding Population Survey; Twelve percent decrease in population seen among duck speciesMay 28, 2008Contact:

Duck populations decreased this year, the Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) annual waterfowl breeding population survey shows. The breeding population of mallards decreased 24 percent, from 388,300 in 2007 to 297,100 this year. The total population of all duck species decreased from 627,600 to 554,000, which is a 12…


Game and Fish Commission Sets Seasons For 2008

CHEYENNE– The proposed 2008 hunting seasons were a major topic of discussion at the April 24-25 annual season setting meeting of the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission in Casper. In addition to discussion about big game license changes for 2008, the Commission also discussed continued challenges to obtain access for…