Category: Waterfowl Hunting News

All MDC Managed Waterfowl Hunts Going to COVID Level Red

All MDC Managed Waterfowl Hunts Going to COVID Level Red

Based on the Governor’s recent Public Health Warning (Public Health Warning), consultations with local health departments, and concern for staff and public safety, MDC has decided to move all managed waterfowl hunts to COVID Red Level effective Wednesday, Nov. 25. This was not an easy decision for the planning committee and MDC Administration but the […]
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Get HIP with AGFC before duck hunting

Get HIP with AGFC before duck hunting

LITTLE ROCK — Duck hunters have been cleaning and painting decoys, scouting property, brushing blinds and cleaning shotguns in anticipation of the opening day of duck season on Nov. 21. Every year a handful of them forget their most important pieces of equipment: a valid hunting license, including federal and state duck stamps and Harvest […]
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Fungal infection strikes geese in Willamette Valley

Fungal infection strikes geese in Willamette Valley

SALEM, Ore.—ODFW wildlife biologists are aware of over 100 cackling geese that have died in various parts of the Willamette Valley over the last month. Carcasses have been retrieved from Fernhill in Forest Grove, Sauvie Island Wildlife Area and east of Amity. Tests show a majority of the cackling geese died from aspergillosis, a fungal […]
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Apply for a specklebelly hunt on private land

Apply for a specklebelly hunt on private land

LITTLE ROCK — Hunting opportunities on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s newly expanded Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program will officially begin with white-fronted goose opportunities on Nov. 14-15. Applications for these draw hunt opportunities on private rice fields will be accepted Nov. 5-8. The WRICE program initially was a conservation program that offered […]
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Young Duck Numbers Could Spell Hunter Successes

Young Duck Numbers Could Spell Hunter Successes

AUSTIN — As young ducks of all species migrate into the state over the coming weeks, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists suggest that their arrival could indicate a successful waterfowl season for Texas hunters. While significant data is limited as the May Breeding Waterfowl Survey was canceled this year due to COVID-19, Kevin […]
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Learn to duck hunt at ODFW workshop, Coquille

Learn to duck hunt at ODFW workshop, Coquille

ROSEBURG, Ore – Adults can learn duck hunting basics at a new workshop offered by ODFW in Myrtle Point and Coquille. Workshops are each two half-day sessions and offered Nov. 13-14 or Nov. 14-15. Registration deadline is Nov. 7. Workshops include an afternoon of shotgun skills training with an introduction to duck hunting knowledge the […]
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IDNR Announces Protocols Implemented for Waterfowl Hunting Sites

IDNR Announces Protocols Implemented for Waterfowl Hunting Sites

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced updated health and safety protocols and procedures that have been developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for implementation during the 2020-21 waterfowl hunting seasons at IDNR sites. The procedures outlined below are intended to minimize or eliminate direct contact among site users […]
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Michigan drawing changes for managed waterfowl hunt areas

Michigan drawing changes for managed waterfowl hunt areas

Waterfowl hunters at Michigan’s Wetland Wonders – the state’s seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas, located across the southern Lower Peninsula – should expect significant changes to the daily drawing process at waterfowl check stations for the 2020 hunting season. The changes have been implemented to maintain the health and safety of employees and waterfowl […]
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