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Washington offers a wide variety of waterfowl hunting options, ranging from deep saltwater areas to dry land agricultural fields. The many types of habitat in the state support opportunities for waterfowl ranging from mallards, Canada geese and snow geese, to sea ducks and brant.
Although my waterfowl season was abbreviated last year due to the pressing need to replace a house that had burned down, it was actually satisfying. I shot a banded goose in Canada in September and a banded mallard in December – the fifth and sixth banded birds in a lifetime of hunting.
BLUE HILL, Maine – There’s no Tinder for waterfowl, but that didn’t stop a Maine bird owner from trying to find a match for a mourning duckling. One of Chris Morris’ ducks, Yellow Duck, lost its mate to a hungry bobcat a couple of weeks ago at Morris’ yard in Blue Hill. Morris, a 31-year-old special education teacher, drew up a singles ad for Yellow Duck and placed it on a community bulletin board at a local grocery store.
The word that best describes the waterfowl hunting this year is inconsistent.
In the predawn chill of the first morning of 2019, Jerry Havens considered whether to back his boat down an ice-slicked launch on the Pend Oreille River.
Idaho students are being asked to draw waterfowl for the 2018 Idaho Junior Duck Stamp art competition.
Bob Hautman, an artist from Delano, Minnesota, has won the 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest with an acrylic painting of mallards that will become the face of wetlands conservation next year.
Just as Washington was flush with water this spring, hunters can expect a bounty of local ducks when seasons open this fall.
An estimated 500 to 600 ducks and geese have died due to avian cholera in western Idaho. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game in a news release on Tuesday says the birds were found dead on private land near Parma on Feb. 9.
WATERFOWL – An outbreak of avian cholera has killed about 500 birds at the McNary National Wildlife Refuge in south-central Washington this week. Crews on Thursday were at the refuge collecting dead birds, the Tri-City Herald says. The disease is not unusual in cold and...
WILDLIFE -- Several thousand migrating snow geese perished in the toxic Berkeley Pit water where they landed last week in Butte, mine officials told the Montana Standard today. Montana Resources and Atlantic Richfield Company officials say they are not yet ready to release a hard...
HUNTING -- The need for boating safety ramps up in autumn for waterfowl hunters and anglers venturing into cold waters after most recreational boats are winterized and stored until next season. Overloaded boats and failure to wear life jackets are leading reasons Idaho typically loses...
The work of a Clarkston, Washington, woman will be in the wallets of thousands of sportsmen in Delaware next fall.