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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finalizes Light Goose Conservation Rules

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently finalized rules allowing the use of expanded hunting methods and implementation of a conservation order to increase light goose harvest. The regulations have been in place in the Central and Mississippi Flyways on an interim basis since 1999, when the Arctic Tundra Habitat…


Grants Totaling $ 1.509 Million to Fund Improvements to Wildlife Habitat in California’s Central Valley

Two grants totaling more than $1.5 million will help fund two wildlife habitat restoration and conservation projects in California, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced Monday (Sept. 15). Funded under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), these two projects will help protect, restore and enhance more than 8,600…


Marsh Hen, Teal Seasons Open Soon in South Carolina

The migratory bird hunting seasons for marsh hens (rails) and teal will soon open. The two-part season for marsh hens—including king, clapper, sora and Virginia rails—and common moorhens and purple gallinules will be from Sept. 15–Sept. 20 and Oct. 13–Dec. 15. The daily bag limit for king and/or clapper rails…


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…


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…


Dove Season Set to Open on Sept. 1st Throughout North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C.  – North Carolina’s dove season opens statewide on Monday, Sept. 1 at noon with a daily bag limit of 15 doves per hunter per day. Traditionally Labor Day weekend is the opening of dove season in North Carolina and includes both Saturday and Monday – giving most hunters…


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…


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…


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…


Nevada Duck Stamp Art Contest Celebrates 30th Year

Artists with an interest in wildlife have an opportunity to be recognized for their creativity by participating in the 2009 Nevada Duck Stamp Art Contest. The annual contest is sponsored by the Nevada Waterfowl Association and sanctioned by the Nevada State Board of Wildlife Commissioners. The winning artwork will be…