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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....

Utah DWR Proposes Changes to 2021 Waterfowl Hunts
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/25/21

After the passage of a new wildlife-related law during the 2021 legislative session, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is recommending a few changes to waterfowl hunting, as well as a few other items. H.B. 295 prohibits commercial hunting guides and outfitters from using DWR-owned waterfowl management areas without a permit. The new law also prohibits the construction of new blinds on waterfowl management areas. The following changes include...

Apply for Maryland 2021 Offshore Blind and Shoreline Licensing by May 31
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/17/21

The Maryland DNR is now accepting offshore waterfowl blind and shoreline license applications for riparian (waterfront) properties. Anyone who owns such property, or someone granted permission by the owner, may license their shoreline to establish offshore stationary blind sites for hunting waterfowl, and/or will prevent others from licensing and hunting the shoreline at a later date. Application deadline is May 31, 2021. In addition...

IDNR Announces Partial Schedule of 2021-22 Waterfowl Blind Site Drawings
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/06/21

Illinois waterfowl hunters should take note of new procedures for the 2021 waterfowl hunting blind site random drawings to be held at Mississippi River Area SFWA (MRA) and Horseshoe Lake SP. New procedures will include a pre-registration period open for ten (10) days followed by a random drawing conducted by DNR staff. Hunters successful in the drawing will be mailed their drawing order and details on date, location and time for...

Montana Sets 2021-22 Migratory Bird Regulations
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/06/21

Montana 2021-22 migratory bird regulations are now available online; hard copies will be available at license providers in a few weeks. As always, hunters should get familiar with the regulations and any changes from last season. A change in the Pacific Flyway and Central Flyway Zone 1 that hunters should note this year will be the lack of a split season. This change is in response to a survey of randomly selected Montana waterfowl hunters. The Central Flyway Zone...

North Carolina Seeks Input for 2021-22 Migratory Game Bird Seasons
Posted by TBC Press on: 03/22/21

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public comment on the 2021-22 migratory game bird hunting seasons, specifically waterfowl, webless and extended falconry. Comments will be accepted March 12 – 29 on the Wildlife Commission’s online comment portal. The agency’s Commissioners will review the comments and select the season dates at the April 22 business meeting. In addition...

ODNR Updates Proposed 2021-22 Waterfowl Hunting Season Dates
Posted by TBC Press on: 03/22/21

The Ohio Wildlife Council received two updates to the upcoming 2021-22 waterfowl hunting seasons during its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Both updates were prepared by the Ohio ODNR Division of Wildlife following feedback from hunters. The first updated proposal moves North Zone waterfowl dates for the 2021-22 season to align duck and goose hunting and include opportunities during the holidays. New North Zone duck hunting dates were...

Minnesota Hosting Online Meeting for 2021 Waterfowl Season Regulations & Dates
Posted by TBC Press on: 03/10/21

The Minnesota DNR will host a virtual town hall meeting from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 1 for people to learn, comment and ask questions about the 2021 waterfowl hunting season and proposed regulatory changes that will be released for public comment on March 29. The DNR is evaluating season dates for each duck zone and considering some additional duck and goose hunting opportunities and looking at potential changes such as an experimental teal season based on...