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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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Apply for New Mexico 2019 Special Pheasant, Sandhill Crane Hunts by Aug 21
Posted on: 07/19/19

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is now accepting applications for 2019 special sandhill crane and pheasant permits. Applications can be made online at the department’s website. The application deadline for special sandhill crane and pheasant permits is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21. No more than four persons may apply per application and...

Apply for Louisiana 2019 Lottery Waterfowl Hunts by Sept 28
Posted on: 07/17/19

Louisiana (LDWF) is accepting applications for lottery waterfowl hunts on LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) for the 2019-2020 hunting season. Lottery hunts for waterfowl will be held for persons with disabilities, including veterans, on select WMAs; A general waterfowl lottery hunt will be held on Sherburne WMA. Lottery hunts for waterfowl will be held for...

Indiana 2019 Reserved Hunt Deadlines for Deer, Upland Bird & Waterfowl
Posted on: 07/12/19

The online method is the only wayfor Indiana hunters to apply for deer, upland bird & waterfowl reserved hunts. Applicants must possess a hunting license valid for the hunt for which they are applying. Applications must be completed by the application deadline. Hunters will be selected through a random computerized drawing. A link to view drawing results will be posted online within...

Wisconsin Spring Waterfowl Survey Results Show Good Production
Posted on: 07/11/19
Wisconsin's 2019 spring waterfowl population surveys indicate stable to increased numbers of the main species of breeding waterfowl as well as excellent wetland conditions, which should result in increased waterfowl production this year across most of the state. This year, we saw slightly fewer numbers of total birds than the 2018 estimates. However, there is essentially no change in the mallard and wood duck population estimates, and DNR staff observed increases in...

Montana Sets 2019-20 Waterfowl and Migratory Bird Regulations
Posted on: 07/09/19

Montana waterfowl and webless migratory bird regulations are complete for the 2019-20 hunting seasons. Of special interest to some hunters will be the upcoming deadlines for applying for special licenses for sandhill cranes and swans. There are two changes this year...

Federal Proposal Would Open Hunting and Fishing Opportunities in National Wildlife Refuges
Posted on: 07/02/19
On June 5th, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced a proposal for new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries. This proposed legislation would give hunters and anglers access to over 1 million acres of public land and provide sportsmen and women with the chance to explore new areas. At a time when access to...

LDWF Accepting Applications for 2019 White Lake WCA Teal Season Lottery Hunts
Posted on: 07/01/19

Louisiana (LDWF) is accepting applications for the 2019 lottery teal hunts on the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) in Vermilion Parish. Completed applications must be received by close of business on July 25, 2019. A $5 non-refundable administration fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries must...

Tennessee Announce Adjustments for 2019 Duck Blind Drawings
Posted on: 06/29/19
Adjustments have been made for the August handheld duck bling drawings and an update on a fisheries research cooperative effort was given among the agenda items at the June meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. The commission requested TWRA staff review the handheld duck blind drawing process for consistency and ways to reduce the likelihood of buying/selling of blind sites. At the Aug. 3 blind drawings, a two stage process will be used..

Apply for West Virginia 2019 McClintic WMA Controlled Waterfowl Hunts by Aug 12
Posted on: 06/29/19

West Virginia waterfowl hunters who wish to hunt from a shooting station in the controlled waterfowl hunting zone of McClintic WMA, located near Point Pleasant, must submit an application by midnight Aug. 12. Hunting is by permit only on a portion of McClintic WMA during the October split of the waterfowl season. Hunters chosen in the lottery draw will be assigned an...

Ohio 2019-2020 Waterfowl Hunting Applications Available June 1st
Posted on: 05/28/19

Applications will soon be accepted for waterfowl hunts for the 2019-2020 season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The application period opens Saturday, June 1, and runs through Wednesday, July 31. These special hunts are held on selected areas to provide additional opportunities for Ohio’s hunting enthusiasts. All applicants, youth and adult, must possess a 2019-2020 Ohio hunting license and...