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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....

Iowa Duck, Goose and Dove Hunters Now Required to Register with HIP
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/16/21

As of Dec. 15, Iowa hunters who purchase a 2022 license and plan to pursue migratory game birds will be required to register for Harvest Information Program (HIP) either through the Go Outdoors Iowa app on their smartphone. Once registered, hunters will need to physically write a confirmation number on the line provided at the top of the license as proof of registration. The change was necessitated because...

Maryland 2021-22 Atlantic Population Canada Goose Season Opens Dec 17
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/16/21

Maryland’s Atlantic Population Canada goose hunting season opens Friday, Dec. 17. The season contains two segments, Dec. 17 through Jan. 1, 2022, and again from Jan. 13 through Jan. 31, 2022. The daily bag limit is one goose per day in Maryland’s AP Canada Goose Hunting Zone. The possession limit for all migratory game birds is...

Apply by Dec 14 for Tennessee Late Waterfowl & Youth/Military Hunts
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/14/21

The Dec. 14 application period for the Tennessee late segment waterfowl hunting period and the youth/military hunt on wildlife management areas is nearing. Applications can be made until 11:59 p.m. (CST) and there is no fee for applying this season. This a new process for the youth and veterans draw. The late segment waterfowl hunts will be taking place from …

CDFW Ocean Ranch Unit Within Eel River WA Opens To Waterfowl Hunting
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/03/21

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reopened the Ocean Ranch Unit within the Eel River Wildlife Area to waterfowl hunting and other public access Wednesday, December 1 as the majority of habitat restoration work taking place there winds down for the year. The area will remain open to waterfowl hunting and other public access through the remainder of the Balance of the State Zone season. Hunters and other users should be aware that...

Additional 2021-22 Delaware Hunting, Trapping Seasons Open in December
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/03/21

Delaware waterfowl hunters are gearing up for the state’s third duck hunting season segment, which runs from Friday, Dec. 10 through Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, and the second Canada goose hunting season segment, which runs from Friday, Dec. 24 through Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Deer hunters are encouraged to harvest does (female deer) to help manage the size and quality of Delaware’s deer population. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays through January 2022, using only...

Register by Dec 31 for 2022 Central Illinois Youth Goose Hunt
Posted by TBC Press on: 11/29/21

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 Jan. 17, 2022. 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 Dec. 31, 2021. The 2022 hunt will be dedicated in the memory of...

Georgia 2021-22 General Duck Hunting Season gets Underway
Posted by TBC Press on: 11/23/21

Georgia waterfowl hunters head to their favorite wetland locations as duck season opened Sat, Nov. 20. If we can get cold weather in the Great Lakes, New England, and mid-Atlantic regions, southern hunters can expect a good number of wood ducks, ring-necks and teal. Duck season dates are Nov. 20-28 and Dec. 12 – Jan. 31. To hunt waterfowl in Georgia you will need...

REMINDER: Apply by 11-23 for TWRA 2021-22 for New Waterfowl Quota Hunt Opportunities
Posted by TBC Press on: 11/23/21

Deadline for the new TWRA mid-segment waterfowl quota hunt application period is 11:59 pm on Nov. 23. Significant changes were made to public land duck hunting this year to increase opportunities for all duck hunters. Apply for one of these new 1-7 day waterfowl quota hunt opportunities! Quota permits are for TWRA-built blinds or marked locations in which up to 8 adults can hunt. This new opportunity has 3 application and hunting periods- early, mid, and late....