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Helpful Hints for Waterfowlers to Improve Hunting Success

Would you like to improve your waterfowling success and make each trip a bit safer and more enjoyable? These 30 tips from Ducks Unlimited could help. First, Avoid Foul Weather Fowl-ups - Duck caller reeds sometimes freeze or stick in frigid weather. Prevent gum-ups by using a product such as Rain-X or Aquapel that's made to deter rain, snow and ice buildup on windshields. A few drops rubbed on...

Keep Your Bird Dogs Safe in Cold Weather - Follow These Tips

Pay special attention to your bird dogs when the temps dip on late-season hunts. Our bird dogs give 100 percent, and often they don’t know when to stop. We love that about them, but the responsibility to protect them is on our shoulders. And it’s not just big water that can be dangerous....

KDWPT Sets 2021 Regulation Changes for Waterfowl on Select Public Lands
Posted by TBC Press on: 08/16/21

The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission approved new regulations to help ease over-crowding issues at select public waterfowl hunting areas. After a presentation by Stuart Schrag, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) Public Lands director, commissioners unanimously passed the following regulations, which will be in place prior to upcoming waterfowl seasons...

MDC 2021 Managed Waterfowl Reservations for Fall Open Sept 1st
Posted by TBC Press on: 08/16/21

The Missouri MDC announces its managed waterfowl hunts for this hunting season. The pre-season reservation period will run Sept. 1-18 with results posted Oct. 1. The in-season weekly drawings will take place on Monday afternoons with a seven-day application period that opens the Tuesday before and closes the Monday of the draw at 3 p.m. Missouri residents and qualifying non-residents, such as students from out of state or members of the military stationed in Missouri, can...

Apply for LDWF 2021 White Lake Waterfowl Lottery Hunts by Aug 31
Posted by TBC Press on: 08/09/21

The Louisiana LDWF will conduct two youth waterfowl lottery hunts, thirty marsh waterfowl lottery hunts and thirty rice field waterfowl lottery hunts on White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) in Vermilion Parish. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31. All lottery applications are only available on the LDWF website. Successful applicants will be notified via email and there are additional award fees if you are selected for...

North Dakota 2021 Early Canada Goose Hunting Opens Aug 15
Posted by TBC Press on: 08/09/21

North Dakota’s 2021 early Canada goose season dates are set, with bag limits and licensing requirements the same as last year. Opening day is Aug. 15 in all three zones. Closing dates are Sept. 7 in the Missouri River zone, Sept. 15 in the western zone and Sept. 22 in the eastern zone. Early Canada goose limits are 15 daily and 45 in possession. Limits and shooting hours are different from the regular season, while the zone boundaries remain the same....

Apply by Aug 11 for North Dakota 2021 Swan Hunting
Posted by TBC Press on: 08/09/21

Hunters interested in applying for a 2021 swan license can submit an online application through the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website. North Dakota residents and nonresidents are eligible to apply. The resident swan license is $10, while the nonresident fee is $30. The deadline for applying is Aug. 11. The statewide tundra swan hunting season opens Oct. 2. A total of 2,200 licenses are available. Successful applicants will receive...

Vermont Sets 2021-2022 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons
Posted by TBC Press on: 08/09/21

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has announced the 2021-2022 migratory game bird hunting season dates and bag limits. A printable copy of the Migratory Bird Syllabus can be downloaded from the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s website. A printed version also will be available from license agents and post offices by late August. A statewide Vermont open hunting season for resident Canada geese will occur...

Apply for LDWF 2021-22 Deer and Waterfowl Lottery Hunts by Aug 31
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/31/21

The Louisiana (LDWF) is accepting applications for deer and waterfowl lottery hunts on LDWF (WMAs) for the 2021-2022 hunting season. The deadline to apply for the lottery hunts is Aug. 31. All lottery applications are only available on the LDWF website. Lottery hunts for deer and waterfowl will be held for people with disabilities, including veterans, on select WMAs; see the application for selections. A general waterfowl lottery hunt will be held on...

Apply for LDWF 2021-2022 Houseboat Mooring Lottery for Atchafalaya Delta WMA by Aug 12
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/31/21

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting lottery applications for houseboat mooring sites on Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area (WMA) for the 2021-22 hunting season through Aug. 12. Permits issued for selected applicants will be valid from Sept. 1, 2021 until March 16, 2022. Year round mooring is not permitted on Atchafalaya Delta WMA. LDWF will permit approximately 60% of...

Apply for WVDNR 2021 McClintic WMA Waterfowl Hunt by Aug 15
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/30/21

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for a controlled waterfowl hunt at the McClintic WMA, located near Point Pleasant. Waterfowl hunters who wish to participate in the permit-only hunt must submit an application by midnight Aug. 15. The controlled hunt will take place on a portion of McClintic WMA during the October split of West Virginia’s waterfowl season. Hunters who are successful in the lottery draw are...

Illinois New Hunters Should Buy Licenses/Apply Early for IDNR Dove, Upland & Waterfowl
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/29/21

The Illinois IDNR)is encouraging new Illinois hunting and trapping license buyers to apply early during application periods for a number of IDNR permits for the 2021-22 hunting seasons. With the transition to a new Illinois licensing, permitting, and harvest reporting system, first-time hunting and trapping license buyers are currently unable to enter required IDNR customer numbers until the day after they purchase those licenses. To avoid missing deadlines...

Deadline to apply for LDWF 2021-22 Waterfowl Lottery Hunts is Aug 31
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/29/21

The Louisiana LDWF is accepting applications for waterfowl lottery hunts on LDWF WMAs for the 2021-2022 hunting season. The deadline to apply for the lottery hunts is Aug. 31. Lottery hunts for waterfowl will be held for people with disabilities, including veterans, on select WMAs; see the application for selections. A general waterfowl lottery hunt will be held on Sherburne WMA. Lottery hunts for waterfowl will be held for youth, those hunters between...