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Alan Liere: Thrill of collecting ‘waterfowl jewelry’

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.

Lonesome duck: Dating ad seeks match for man’s grieving bird

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.

Up to 600 waterfowl die in western Idaho from avian cholera

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.

Disease killing ducks, other birds at McNary Wildlife Refuge

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...

Thousands of snow geese perish in Butte’s Berkeley Pit

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...

Cold-water boating, waterfowling demands extra precautions

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...