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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…


26 Nov 2008 – Texas Weekly Migratory Bird Hunting Report

Weekly migratory bird hunting reports are posted from early September through early February. High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Colder weather helped decoying action for geese near Dumas, Etter and Spearmon. Some outfitters said the stiff north wind kept many geese on the deck. The weather quickly warmed after the front,…


A Goose By Any Other Name…

by Lowell Washburn With incredible weights attaining 10, 12, and rarely even 15 pounds, its easy to see where Iowa’s homegrown, corn fed giant Canada goose [Branta canadensis maxima] gets its name. But when it comes to determining the proper name of our smallest subspecies of Canada goose, the water…


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…


Texas Weekly Migratory Bird Hunting Report

Weekly migratory bird hunting reports are posted from early September through early February. High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Duck hunting was generally good in the Panhandle region as the High Plains Mallard Management Unit (HPMMU) opened for a short stint Oct.25-26. Wigeons, teal, gadwalls and a few mallards were taken…


Texas Weekly Migratory Bird Hunting Report – 10/22/2008

Weekly migratory bird hunting reports are posted from early September through early February. North Zone Dove: Dumas and Steadman hunters have seen their best shoots in the afternoon over sunflowers and corn.Good hunts have been posted around Abilene and Knox City over sunflowers and milo. Amarillo has been fair to…


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…


Duck Hunting Season Opens September 27 in Wisconsin

60-day season with a split season in the southern zone MADISON – For many hunters it’s time to oil the shotgun, dust off the decoys and dig out the dented old thermos that makes such a fine companion in the chilly hours before dawn. The autumn duck hunt is approaching…