Category: Waterfowl Hunting News

IDNR Awards Grants for Migratory Waterfowl Habitat Restoration Projects

IDNR Awards Grants for Migratory Waterfowl Habitat Restoration Projects

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced the award of grants for waterfowl habitat restoration and preservation in Canadian waterfowl breeding grounds. State Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Funds are utilized to award grants to provide for the conservation and propagation of waterfowl, for the development of additional waterfowl propagation areas within […]
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2022 Louisiana Duck Stamp Contest

2022 Louisiana Duck Stamp Contest

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has announced the rules and timeframe for the 2022 Louisiana Waterfowl Conservation Stamp, or Louisiana Duck Stamp, competition. The fulvous whistling duck will be this year’s featured species. “The fulvous whistling duck is one of Louisiana’s most unique waterfowl species,’’ said Larry Reynolds, LDWF Waterfowl Program Manager. […]
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New Jersey to Implement Spring Light Goose Conservation Order

New Jersey to Implement Spring Light Goose Conservation Order

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has again implemented a Conservation Order (CO) in New Jersey for light geese during the winter/spring of 2021. A CO is a special management action that is needed to control certain wildlife populations when traditional management programs are unsuccessful in preventing overabundance of the population. The CO allows […]
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Black-Bellied Whistling Duck Avian Cholera Deaths in New Orleans

Black-Bellied Whistling Duck Avian Cholera Deaths in New Orleans

The black-bellied whistling duck avian cholera mortality event that started in the New Orleans area in early December 2020 continues to kill birds, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced Thursday. The mortality event has killed more than 1,000 black-bellied whistling ducks in New Orleans and surrounding areas, including the Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, […]
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GFP Seeking Comments on Canada Goose Plan

GFP Seeking Comments on Canada Goose Plan

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is seeking comments on a draft revision of the resident Canada goose action plan, which was last updated in 2016. All individuals interested in the management of Canada geese in South Dakota have from now through March 5, 2021, to provide suggestions and comments on […]
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Plan a Wyoming waterfowl hunt this winter

Plan a Wyoming waterfowl hunt this winter

Cheyenne – As big game seasons come to a close, Wyoming hunters are trading their rifles and bows for shotguns to take aim at waterfowl. The colder weather blanketing the region should send more birds south, just in time for the holiday break. “We’ve had a more mild weather year,” said Noelle Smith, Wyoming Game […]
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Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest Winner Announced

Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest Winner Announced

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce Scott Calpino has won the 47th Annual Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest with his lifelike rendering of a hen and a drake redhead, complete with a beautiful reflection in the water “Congratulations to our winner and all participants. It was an excellent collection of […]
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Rice breast in ducks unsightly but no cause for alarm

Rice breast in ducks unsightly but no cause for alarm

LITTLE ROCK — Talk about rice in Arkansas, and the relationship to ducks and duck hunting isn’t far behind. One type of “rice” hunters may discover when duck hunting has nothing to do with Arkansas’s favorite grain, and often fuels calls to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s biologists and wildlife health line. “Rice breast” […]
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Arkansas youth and veteran waterfowl hunt

Arkansas youth and veteran waterfowl hunt

LITTLE ROCK – The ducks have a brief rest between the segments of hunting season, but on Saturday, the first of two youth and veteran waterfowl hunts will have hunters back in the woods in search of Arkansas’s premiere game species. This year’s Special Active Duty Military and Veteran Waterfowl Hunt will again take place […]
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