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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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Montana Youth Only Pheasant, Waterfowl Hunt Sept 22-23
Posted on: 09/19/18

Montana's young hunters will have the state’s waterfowl and pheasants pretty much to themselves this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-23. Licensed hunters ages 15 and under may hunt ducks, geese, coots, mergansers and ring-necked pheasants statewide on these two special days set aside for youngsters, but they must be...

Wisconsin 2018 Fall Hunting Forecasts
Posted on: 09/19/18

Fall hunting and trapping seasons in Wisconsin are well underway, and a number of hunting and trapping forecasts are now available to help hunters and trappers prepare for their time in the outdoors. Forecasts for the following species can be found at the links below - each forecast is located on the corresponding species page...

Wisconsin Statewide Regular Season Duck Zones Open Sept 29
Posted on: 09/19/18

Wisconsin duck hunters in the North, South and Mississippi River zones will begin another fall duck hunt one-half hour before sunrise on Saturday, Sept 29. The Northern zone will begin Sept 29 and run through Nov. 27. The Southern Zone will run from...

California 2018-2019 Waterfowl Hunting Season Opens Oct 20
Posted on: 09/18/18

California’s 2018-2019 waterfowl hunting season is fast approaching, with one special early opportunity for young hunters in California’s Northeastern Zone. The weekend of Sept. 22-23 is designated as Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days in this zone only. The majority of hunters will take to the blinds Oct. 20 in most zones. Specific opening and closing dates...

Minnesota 2018 Waterfowl Hunting Season Opens Sept 22 - Good Opener Expected
Posted on: 09/18/18

Duck hunting is expected to be good when Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season opens a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 22, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The duck season structure is similar to recent years. Duck season will be open for 60 days in each of the three waterfowl zones...

North Dakota Sportsman Against Hunger Accepting Goose Meat
Posted on: 09/17/18

Waterfowl hunters are reminded that the North Dakota Community Action Sportsmen Against Hunger program is again accepting donations of goose meat taken through the regular waterfowl season. This includes Canada geese taken through...

North Dakota 2018 Waterfowl Season Opens Sept 22
Posted on: 09/17/18

North Dakota’s 2018 waterfowl season opens for North Dakota residents Sept. 22, while nonresidents may begin hunting waterfowl Sept. 29. The season for swans opens Sept. 29 for both residents and nonresidents who have purchased a swan license. Hunters may take...

Texas 2018 Statewide Early Teal & Eastern Zone Canada Goose Season Opens Sept 15
Posted on: 09/12/18

The 16-day statewide early teal and Eastern Zone Canada goose season in Texas will run Saturday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 30. The daily bag on teal is six, with a possession limit of 18. Bag limit for Canada geese will be three and a possession limit of six in the Eastern Zone only. Conditions are shaping up for what could be...

Apply for Indiana 2018 Reserved Waterfowl Hunts by Sept 23
Posted on: 09/10/18

Indiana hunters can now apply online for a reserved waterfowl hunt. The online method is the only way to apply. Applicants must possess a hunting license that is valid for the hunt for which they are applying. To be accepted, Application must be submitted no later than Sept. 23. Properties are...

Recent Rains Bring Optimism For Kansas Teal Hunters - Season Opens Sept 8
Posted on: 09/07/18

The combination of improved habitat, a cool front, and hunting seasons in northern states has brought thousands of blue-winged and green-winged teal to Kansas. Some of the best hunting will be on public wildlife areas managed for waterfowl. The Low Plains Duck Zone early teal season runs Sept. 8-23, and the...