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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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Indiana 2019 Hunting Seasons Opening in November
Posted on: 11/08/19

Indiana hunters will have more opportunities as several hunting seasons open starting Nov 1st: Deer Firearms: Nov. 16 – Dec. 1 - Dove: Nov. 1 – 17 - Pheasant (Cock only): Nov. 1 – Dec.15 - Quail: (north of Interstate 74): Nov. 1 – Dec. 15 - (south of Interstate 74): Nov. 1 – Jan. 10, 2020. Ducks: Central Zone: Nov. 23 – Jan. 12, 2020 - South Zone...

CDFW Offering 2019-2020 Waterfowl Hunts at East Bay Ecological Reserve
Posted on: 11/04/19

One hundred California hunters can soon participate in no-fee waterfowl hunts amid restored salt ponds at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER) in Hayward. Eden Landing waterfowl hunts are unique in that there are no fees charged and hunting is offered on some Tuesdays and Thursdays when many public waterfowl hunting areas are closed. Access to ELER will be open to 100 hunters on a first-come, first-served basis on the following dates...

Delaware 2019 Hunting Seasons Opening in November
Posted on: 11/04/19
Numerous Delaware hunting seasons open in November, including the shotgun deer season from Friday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 24 (Sunday included). Other popular hunting seasons opening in November include the second season split for ducks and the first season split for Canada goose, with many other hunting seasons also opening. The November shotgun deer season is the most popular deer season. During Delaware’s five-month deer season, nearly 50 percent of the overall annual deer harvest typically occurs during...

Louisiana Hunters Asked to Use Caution On Clear Creek WMA Due to Ongoing Seismic Work
Posted on: 11/04/19

The Louisiana LDWF is notifying users of Clear Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) that seismic operations are currently taking place within the WMA and caution should be used. Seismic activities may continue until mid- to late December. For the safety of both hunters and seismic crews, LDWF is asking hunters to avoid areas where seismic activity is taking place. Clear Creek WMA is located in...

Texas Waterfowl Hunters Reminded to Help Prevent Spread of Giant Salvinia
Posted on: 11/04/19
With Texas duck hunting season getting underway in most of the state in early November, the TPWD is reminding waterfowl hunters to clean, drain and dry boats and equipment before traveling from lake to lake to help avoid spreading invasive species like giant salvinia. In addition to cleaning their boats and trailers, hunters should also make sure they aren’t inadvertently carrying the invasive species on other equipment like waders, decoys and marsh sleds. Giant salvinia is currently present on 16 East Texas lakes, including...

Illinois State & Federal Sites to be Open for 2019 Youth Waterfowl Hunting Seasons
Posted on: 09/27/19
A number of Illinois state parks, fish and wildlife areas, conservation areas and recreation areas will be open to youth waterfowl hunting during the 2019 Youth Waterfowl Hunting Seasons. At most sites, regulations that apply during the regular waterfowl hunting season apply during the Youth Hunt (hunters should check for site-specific regulations, including changes in legal shooting hours). During the Youth Hunt, the bag limits are...

Iowa Blackhawk Bottoms Wildlife Area is Hidden Gem for Waterfowl Hunters
Posted on: 09/26/19
Just south of Burlington, near the mouth of the Skunk River, this small Mississippi River backwater is quietly becoming one of Iowa's better walk-in duck hunting locations in southeast Iowa, made possible through a cost-share program with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that is focused on restoring aquatic ecosystems. To the untrained eye, the roads leading to the area may look more like a construction site than a wildlife area, but once you reach this hidden gem...

Michigan 2019 Regular Waterfowl Hunting Season Opens in Upper Peninsula Sept 28
Posted on: 09/26/19
Michigan 2019 waterfowl hunting season for ducks, coots and mergansers in the North Zone (Upper Peninsula) opens Sept. 28 through Nov. 24, with an additional weekend hunt Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Goose season in the North Zone opened earlier this month and continues through Dec. 16. Anyone 16 or older who is interested in waterfowl hunting needs a base license, a waterfowl hunting license and the federal migratory bird hunting stamp. Hunters coming from other states can...