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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....

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finalizes New Special Permit for Cormorant Management in Lower 48 States
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/29/20

The USFWS recently announced a final rule and final environmental impact statement (EIS) to responsibly manage conflicts associated with double-crested cormorants in the United States. The final rule establishes a new special permit for state and federally recognized tribal wildlife agencies in the contiguous 48 United States to...

Georgia Opens Two New Hunting Areas in Laurens County
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/21/20

Hunters in Laurens County have two new public hunting locations available this season. Cedar Grove (294 acres) and Scotland Road (199 acres), both located between Dublin and McRae, Georgia, opened to hunters beginning Dec. 19, 2020, according to the Georgia DNR. Scotland Road and Cedar Grove VPAs consist of natural pine and hardwood uplands, planted pines, and small hardwood creek drains. The areas will be open to hunting for...

Multiple 2020-21 Winter Opportunities for Texas Bird Hunters
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/09/20

While winter in Texas is often synonymous with spending dawn and dusk in a deer blind, Texas (TPWD) wants to remind hunters of the various upland and migratory bird hunting seasons that are still open throughout the colder months. Hunters can take part in several seasons for a range of species including dove, quail, duck, turkey and Sandhill Cranes. A few of the winter bird hunting season dates are as follows...

Next Arkansas 2020-21 Youth and Veteran Waterfowl Hunt Feb 6
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/07/20

The next Arkansas Special Active Duty Military and Veteran Waterfowl Hunt will again take place alongside the Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt Feb. 6, 2021. Duck and goose hunters 15 and younger may hunt during this special season. Youths and veterans may have additional people with them during their hunt as a mentor or observer.ONLY. Shooting hours and bag limits are the same as regular duck and goose seasons. Veteran hunters, as well as youth hunters may...

Numerous Delaware 2020 Hunting/Trapping Seasons Open in December
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/03/20

Numerous Delaware hunting and trapping seasons are open in December, including the third and final duck hunting season split that opens Friday, Dec. 11 and the special antlerless deer hunting season opening Saturday, Dec. 12. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays, using only those hunting methods legal for the respective deer hunting season, with more information available online. Hunters are encouraged to harvest does (female deer) to help manage the size and quality of the deer population. Other Dec openings are...

Register by Dec 30, 2020 for Central Illinois 2021 Youth Goose Hunt
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/03/20

Youth interested in participating in the annual Central Illinois Youth Goose Hunt, sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), can register now for the hunt, which is scheduled for January 18, 2021. To register for a drawing to participate in the hunt, youth hunters must phone in to the IDNR at 217-785-8060 by the registration deadline of December 30, 2020.The youth goose hunt will be held at...

North Dakota Late-Season 2020-21 Hunting Dates
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/03/20

North Dakota waterfowl hunters are reminded the statewide duck and white-fronted goose seasons close Dec. 6. However, duck hunting in the high plains unit reopens Dec. 12 and continues through Jan. 3. In addition, the season for Canada geese closes Dec. 19 in the eastern zone, Dec. 24 in the western zone and Jan. 1 in the Missouri River zone. Light goose hunting closes statewide Jan. 1. Archery deer, fall turkey, sharp-tailed and ruffed grouse, partridge and pheasant hunting seasons continue through...