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Woodcock Season Opens Sept. 20 in Wisconsin

MADISON — The woodcock population across its range in the Midwest and northeast United States has shown a steady decline over the last 30-plus years, a drop that wildlife biologists believe is primarily related to changes in forest habitat. However, in Wisconsin, this decline appears to have leveled off with…


Sandhill Crane Season Opens Sept. 20 in North Dakota

North Dakota’s sandhill crane season opens Sept. 20. Hunters are urged to use caution and identify birds to prevent shooting at whooping cranes as they begin their fall migration. The sandhill crane season is open through Nov. 16 in unit 1 (west of U.S. Highway 281), and through Oct. 26…


Youth Waterfowl is Sept. 20-21 in North Dakota

North Dakota’s two-day youth waterfowl season is Sept. 20-21. Legally licensed resident and nonresident youth waterfowl hunters age 15 and younger may hunt ducks, geese, coots and mergansers statewide. The daily bag limit and species restrictions for the youth season are the same as for regular duck and goose seasons….


Dove Hunting Regulation and Safety Reminders

Doves are migratory birds so hunters must use a plugged shot gun with a capacity not to exceed three shells in the magazine and chamber combined. Dove hunters must be registered with the federal Harvest Information Program (HIP). HIP registration is free and available at all locations where hunting licenses…


Early Migratory Game Bird Seasons Set in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has finalized the 2008 hunting season dates and bag limits for early season migratory game birds, with no significant changes from last year.  The 2008 seasons for these game birds are as follows: Resident Canada geese:  The bag limit is…


First 2008-2009 Early Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons Begin Sept. 1

ANNAPOLIS — Today, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the 2008-2009 early migratory game bird hunting seasons. “The dove season, which marks the traditional start of hunting activity each year in Maryland, opens on Monday, Sept. 1, and continues through Oct. 11,” said Bill Harvey, DNR migratory game bird…


Alabama Conservation Department Schedules Youth Dove Hunts

The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announces registration for the Eighth Annual Youth Dove Hunts begins Aug. 20 for the North Zone and Sept. 24 for the South Zone. To date, over 13,000 young hunters have participated in these annual hunts….


HIP Certification Required for North Dakota Migratory Bird Hunters

As early Canada goose season opens Aug. 15, and with dove, sandhill crane and regular waterfowl seasons soon to follow, migratory game bird hunters are reminded to register with the Harvest Information Program prior to hunting in North Dakota this fall. HIP certification is required for all migratory bird hunters,…


Ask the Wyoming Game and Fish – 8/11/2008

Question:  What licenses and permits are required to hunt doves in Wyoming? Answer.  Licensed hunters must have a bird license, conservation stamp and HIP permit (Harvest Information Program) to hunt doves.  In Wyoming a license is not required until age 14 so no HIP permit is needed for youth under…


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….