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Duck - Waterfowl Hunting News - Submitted by:  The Backcountry Press (TBC Press)
The latest hunting news and information for ducks, geese & other waterfowl in your neck of the woods and beyond. Includes: teal ducks, geese, sandhill crane, woodcocks, swans and other waterfowl


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....

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California Extends Duck Hunting Season to Jan 31, 2020
Posted on: 01/20/20

California’s 2019-20 duck season will be extended five additional days this season, closing on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at the end of legal shooting hours in the Balance of State, Southern San Joaquin and Southern California zones that cover most of the state. The five additional days are intended to provide more hunter opportunity at the end of the season when waterfowl hunting is often at its best. The extension does not include...

Apply Now for Indiana 2020 Light Goose Conservation Order Permits
Posted on: 01/15/20

Apply now for Indiana 2020 Light Goose Conservation Order Permits. The Light Goose Conservation Order is open from Feb. 10 – March 31, 2020 statewide. You must have a special free permit to participate. Please read the following information and a link to the permit application is at the bottom of the page. Legal species include...

TWRA Accepting Applications for 2020 Free Light Goose Conservation Season
Posted on: 01/15/20

Tennessee sportsmen are reminded that a free permit is required to participate in the 2020 Light Goose Conservation season which will be held Feb. 15-March 22. Hunters can claim their free permit online. The Light Goose Conservation season is for Blue, Snow and Ross’s geese. The following provisions apply during the Light Goose Season only...

Arizona 2019-20 Waterfowl, Quail Seasons Flying By - Hunters need to make most of remaining opportunities
Posted on: 01/13/20

There’s still time for Arizona hunters to take aim at some of the best wing-shooting opportunities the state has to offer — but the clock is ticking. The general waterfowl season in the “Desert Zone” (Game Management Units 10 and 12B through 46B, and those portions of Units 6 and 8 within Yavapai County) closes Sunday, Jan. 26. Quail hunters have until...

Hunting Late-Season Mallards in Fields vs. Water
Posted on: 01/09/20

Whether you’re in flooded timber or a frozen corn field, chasing late-season mallards requires a special set of tactics. And over the years, we’ve developed some rules to live by. They are not all hard and fast, but most will put a few birds on your strap as long as the refuge is full of greenheads...

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report as Hunting Continues through Jan 31
Posted on: 01/08/20

As Arkansas's regular waterfowl season will run through Jan. 31, 2020 more ducks were found in the east to northeastern part of the state, according to the most recent Arkansas Game and Fish Commission aerial survey. Observers during the Dec. 16-20 survey flights saw more than half of the mallards counted in the Delta in the Cache, Black-Upper White and...

Arkansas Advises Caution as Giant Salvinia Creeps into Lake Columbia
Posted on: 01/08/20

Fisheries biologists with the Arkansas GFC confirmed this week that giant salvinia, a harmful invasive plant, has been found in Lake Columbia in Columbia County. Giant salvinia is a free-floating South American plant, similar in appearance to duckweed but much larger. It grows on the water’s surface and can rapidly cover a large area, starving the water underneath of oxygen and light and choking out all...

South Dakota Propose Changes to 2020-21 Duck Hunting Seasons
Posted on: 12/23/19

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed to change the start date of the Low Plains Middle and Low Plains North duck hunting zones at their December meeting. The proposed change would modify the start date of these two zones from the last Saturday of September to the Saturday closest to September 24. The change would provide hunters...