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2009 Waterfowl Survey Indicates Increase In Many Duck Species

The preliminary estimate of total ducks from the 2009 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey was 42 million, which is 13 percent greater than last year’s estimate and 25 percent greater than the 1955-2008 average, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today.   The Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat…


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…


Mississippi Waterfowl Late-Season Dates Set

Jackson- The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved dates for the 2008-2009 waterfowl hunting season, according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP).  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released late-season frameworks in early August providing a “window” of dates from which states may select specific…


Goose Hunters: You Can Hunt Light Geese Next Spring in Utah

Duck hunting changes also approved Get ready, Utah goose hunters. You can hunt light geese into March this season. At their Aug. 28 meeting in Salt Lake City, members of the Utah Wildlife Board approved Utah’s first–ever spring light goose hunt. Light geese include snow, blue and Ross’ geese. The…


2008-09 Migratory Game Bird Seasons and Bag Limits Selected in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the agency has made its selections for the 2008-09 migratory game bird hunting seasons and bag limits. “Waterfowl and migratory game bird hunters will see some changes, including modifications to the Canada goose zone boundaries and expanded…


Waterfowl and Sage-grouse Seasons Set in Idaho

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Tuesday, August 12, adopted waterfowl and sage-grouse seasons for 2008. The 107-day goose season, unchanged from last year, will run from October 4 through January 16, 2009 in northern and eastern Idaho and the Fort Hall Reservation; and will run from October 11…


L.W.F.C. Sets Tentative Migratory Waterfowl Seasons

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) voted to tentatively adopt proposed season dates, bag limits and shooting hours for the 2008-09 migratory waterfowl season at their Aug. 7 meeting.  The dates will be ratified by a declaration of emergency from the commission, after approval from the U.S. Fish and…


Waterfowl Hunters Reminded of Upcoming Season Proposal Hearings and Meetings

MADISON – Waterfowl hunters are reminded of upcoming public meetings and hearings on the 2008 duck and Canada goose hunting seasons. Citizens can attend one of several hearings or submit comments directly through midnight Aug. 7, 2008. State waterfowl hunting season are structured around the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s…


Spring Duck Index Similar to Last Year, Water Conditions Down

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual spring breeding duck survey showed an index of more than 3.4 million birds, unchanged from last year and 60 percent above the long-term average. Gadwall (+47 percent) and northern shovelers (+20 percent) showed significant increases, while pintails (-36 percent), mallards (-29 percent),…