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Kansas Teen Wins JR Duck Stamp Contest

WICHITA, KS -- For the third straight year, Christina Stockton, a 17-year old student at Stockton Academy in Wichita, claimed the state's top prize in the annual Junior Duck Stamp program on Friday, March 18. Stockton has been participating in the Junior Duck Stamp program for six years, and this...


Delta Working For Ducks

Matt Chouinard’s job requires driving hundreds of miles on snow-packed roads, toting armloads of heavy gear through knee-deep drifts and working hours at a time in 30-below wind chills—and that’s on a good day. Why would someone who holds a Master of Science degree happily pursue an occupation even Mike...


10 Tips For Snow Geese

BISMARCK, ND -- Snow-sodden fields. Ankle-deep mud. Biting winds, driving rains and cold-to-the-bone temperatures. Spring snow goose hunters happily endure Mother Nature's unpredictable mood swings to chase geese that hold advanced degrees in survival. Snow geese can be older than you, and have witnessed, from their lofty, discriminating vantage point,...


Ready For An Epic Waterfowl 2011-2012 Season?

Mother Nature's Gift: Excellent Wetland Conditions PredictedPeople throughout the prairies are anxiously watching the weather forecasts. Record soil moisture and a heavy snow pack, combined with a quick thaw could mean serious flooding on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border. There is a ton of potential trouble for landowners...and possibly...


Alabama Waterfowl Stamp 2011

A pair of ringed-neck ducks painted by Jim Denney of Alexander City, Alabama, is the winner of the 2011 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest. The winning artwork will adorn the 2012-2013 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp. The annual contest, sponsored by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and...


MO Artist Wins State Wetlands Stamp Comp

COLUMBUS, OH -- The artwork of Tom Morgan Crain of Branson, Missouri, won first place in this year's Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp Design Competition, sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. Crain’s painting will appear on the Ohio wetlands habitat stamp issued in fall 2012...


Delta's First Hunt Program

The Mission: ‘Creating Life-long Waterfowlers’ A new Delta Waterfowl program is designed to tackle one of waterfowl management’s most vexing social problems—declining hunter participation. 

First Hunt is Delta Waterfowl’s comprehensive program to recruit and retain waterfowl hunters in the United States and Canada, where waterfowl-hunter participation has been declining for...


Brant Soaring In WA

OLYMPIA, WA -- Brant goose numbers in Skagit County are high enough to allow an eight-day hunt later this month, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Brant hunting is scheduled Jan. 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29 and 30 with a bag limit of two...


iPhone App For Duck Hunters

MEMPHIS, TN -- Want to know the location of a Ducks Unlimited event in your area or an area you plan to visit? Ducks Unlimited has an app for that. Want to identify waterfowl in the field through photos and sounds they make? DU has an app for that. Need...


DU Celebrates Pro Hunting/Fish Amendments

In Tennessee, 90 percent of voters supported the amendment, while similar measures received 89 and 82 percent of the vote in South Carolina and Arkansas, respectively. Voters in Arizona, the only other state with a similar amendment on the ballot, rejected the change. "We are glad to see the voters...


Kansas Waterfowl: New Bag Limits!

PRATT, KS -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks reminds hunters that as late-migrating duck seasons begin, the daily bag limit for ducks has changed from last year. In both youth and regular duck seasons, six ducks is the daily bag limit. (The limit was five last year.) This...


Goose Getting In Maryland

Maryland Hunters Have Exceptional Goose Opportunities Annapolis, MD -- Governor Martin O'Malley joined the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in announcing Maryland's Atlantic Population Canada goose hunting season will kick off November 20. The season will run November 20 through November 26, 2010; and December 16 through January 29,...


Predator Mgt. Update

Delta Waterfowl's 2010 Predator Management Update Preliminary research results from Delta Waterfowl indicates managing predators can be an effective tool in significantly increasing nest success in landscapes with limited grass nesting cover and those suffering from chronically low duck production. Delta researchers recently finished work on eight low-grass sites located...


UT: Ducks Are On Their Way

Don't let the first two weeks of the duck hunt fool you -- plenty of ducks will wing their way through Utah's marshes this season. Despite good water conditions, the number of ducks that nested on marshes near the Great Salt Lake last spring was down 30 percent from 2009...


Cali Waterfowl Expo

California Waterfowl Will Hold Waterfowler's Expo and Celebration of the Harvest Event in Stockton Come see the latest waterfowl hunting gear, guns, duck calls, plus enjoy a hunter skills challenge, target shooting, swap meet and wine tasting -- all followed by a fundraiser dinner at California Waterfowl's "Waterfowler's Expo" and...


Kentucky Waterfowl Drawing

Waterfowl Blind Drawing September 28 FRANKFORT, KY -- The waterfowl blind drawing for Sloughs WMA will be held September 28 at the Union County Middle School 2.5 miles west of Morganfield, Kentucky on U.S. 60. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Central time with the registration at 7 p.m. Participants must...


Duck Commander’s Lite’N Up

The Duck Commander Teams with Carry-Lite To those duck hunters who take a casual approach to their hunting, we have a message: STEP ASIDE. Phil Robertson, aka "The Duck Commander," and his elite team of duck hunting fanatics are on a quest to change the way that we hunt waterfowl...


Delta Says: Get Ready For Geese

Snow Goose Production Up, Strong Fall Flight Expected; 
Delta Waterfowl to Goose Hunters: ‘Get Ready’ WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Could a bumper crop of snow geese be in the offing for waterfowl hunters this year? 

Dr. Robert “Rocky” Rockwell, a biology professor at City University of New York and one of...


First-Strike Honkers!

Yamaha Outdoors Tip of the Week - Early-Bird Honkers By Steve Hickoff Honker action can be hot early on: literally and figuratively. The sight of early-season geese moving across the late-summer skyline still lifts your heart the same way it did back in winter, even if it feels just a...


DU and NC Team Up For Wetlands

Ducks Unlimited, Parnters Complete North Carolina Coastal Wetlands Project GREENVILLE, NC -- Ducks Unlimited and partners recently completed wetlands restoration work in east-central North Carolina funded in part by a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant. Partners North Carolina Game Landsincluding Ducks Unlimited, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC),...


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