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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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Canada 2020-21 Waterfowl Permits on Sale Aug 1st
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/26/20

Canada 2020-21 Waterfowl Permits are sold each year beginning August 1 and are valid until June 30 of the subsequent year. Beginning August 1, 2020, you can purchase your permit, valid from August 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. To hunt migratory game birds in Canada, you must have a valid federal migratory game bird hunting permit with a Canadian wildlife habitat conservation stamp or the electronic image of it affixed. A single permit is valid anywhere in Canada. It is not transferable and...

Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Hunting Waterfowl
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/26/20

Waterfowl is one of the smallest, most niche communities you can find in hunting. In many places, you will have to share wetlands with your fellow hunters and compete for birds. Some of the best days of my life have been spent waist-deep in a marsh holding a shotgun and blowing a duck call. Those days are waiting for you as well—if you stick with it. This sport, like so many others, rewards patience and hard work. The more you go, the more you learn. So, let’s get started...

Apply for LDWF 2020 Waterfowl Group Hunts at White Lake WCA by July 15
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/25/20

The Louisiana (LDWF) is accepting applications until July 15 for waterfowl group hunts for up to 12 hunters per group at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA). The cost of the 2020-21 waterfowl season hunts will be $30,000 for each group and will include two nights at the White Lake WCA lodge and two morning waterfowl hunts. All lottery applications are now only available online. Applicants may select up to three choices of hunt dates. When selecting hunt date choices, it is understood that...

Apply for LDWF 2020 White Lake WCA Teal Lottery Hunts by July 31
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/25/20

The Louisiana (LDWF) will conduct nine lottery teal hunts on White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) in Vermilion Parish. The deadline to apply is July 31. Available dates include Sept. 12, Sept. 13, Sept. 15, Sept. 17, Sept. 19, Sept. 20, Sept. 23, Sept. 26 and Sept. 27. All lottery applications are now only available online. There is a $5 application fee and a $2 transaction fee. Only one White Lake WCA Teal Lottery application may be submitted per customer. Paper applications will no longer be accepted. In addition...

South Dakota Habitat Stamp Requirement in Effect July 1
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/25/20

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department (GFP) is reminding outdoor enthusiasts the habitat stamp requirement goes into effect July 1. The habitat stamp was created by the 2020 South Dakota legislature. A habitat stamp is required for anyone 18 years of age or older when purchasing or applying for a hunting, fishing or furbearer license. The annual fee for the habitat stamp is $10 for residents and $25 for nonresidents. A habitat stamp is not required for...

Enter the 2020 TWRF Conservation Raffle for Chance at One of 7 Prize Packages
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/22/20
Enter the 2020 TWRF Conservation Raffle for Chance at One of 7 prize packages. Tickets on sale now until August 16, 2020 at 11:59pm Central. Raffle is open to anyone 18 years and older. You do not have to be a resident of Tennessee to enter. Tickets on sale now until August 16, 2020 at 11:59pm Central. Raffle is open to anyone 18 years and older. You do not have to be a resident of Tennessee to enter. The drawing will take place on Monday August 17, 2020. The 7 prize Packages are...

IDNR Cancels 2020 Waterfowl Blind Drawings
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/17/20

The Illinois IDNR recently announced it has elected to cancel all waterfowl blind drawings for 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Existing blind holders will be allowed to maintain their blinds through the 2020-2021 waterfowl season; drawings canceled in 2020, as well as those drawings scheduled for 2021, will resume in 2021. The drawings, typically held in June and July, frequently draw...

Vermont Sets 2020-2021 Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/11/20

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has announced the 2020-2021 migratory bird hunting season dates and bag limits. Duck season this fall opens on October 10 in the Lake Champlain and Interior Vermont Zones and on October 6 in the Connecticut River Zone. The Lake Champlain Zone has a split season (October 10-November 1 and November 21-December 27). The Interior Vermont Zone has a straight season (October 10-December 8). The Connecticut River Zone has a split season...