Archive for waterfowl

Companion Bills in House/Senate Would Raise Duck Stamp Price

The Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014, which has the support of Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl, could raise the price of stamps from $15 to $25.

July 25, 2014

Flush to Retrieve

There are certain dog trainers who discourage their retrievers from flushing birds. That sounds like the waste of good potential to Ron Spomer.

July 22, 2014

Duck Numbers Up 8 Percent, Break Record

Feel free to get excited, waterfowlers. With just two months until early teal seasons open, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual population survey indicates that the duck population is looking good.

July 14, 2014

Giant Canada Geese: Our Greatest Conservation Story?

Given that the giant subspecies of Canada geese is now found in every U.S. state—often in nuisance-level numbers—it's easily forgotten that the world's largest geese nearly went extinct.

July 11, 2014

Bird Group Sues Feds Over Wind Turbine Deaths

The American Bird Conservancy has filed a lawsuit that it hopes will help protect Bald and Golden Eagles from Wind Turbines.

July 01, 2014

Chinese Villagers Nabbed for Capturing 20,000 Waterfowl

As reported by Chinese media, villagers from Peixian, Jiangsu Province, China, were arrested in May for the capture of an astounding 20,000 moorhens.

June 20, 2014

Moose Challenges Nesting Geese, Gets Whipped

A moose in Rocky Mountain National Park got a little to close to a nesting pair of Canada geese last week. Kyle Wintersteen takes a look at how the confrontation played out.

June 16, 2014

A Wingshooter's Off-Season Checklist

If one sits idly by all summer long, it's hard to imagine him dusting off his shotgun in October and enjoying a successful season. If you're looking for ways to stay sharp, check out Kyle Wintersteen's off-season checklist for wingshooters.

June 13, 2014

Delta Waterfowl's Duck Cam Returns for Spring

As part of its annual spring-nesting research, Delta Waterfowl positioned "Duck Cams" last year at various waterfowl nests. The organization has brought back the camera for 2014.

June 09, 2014

Wisconsin Cop Helps Mother in Need

Kudos to this anonymous Eau Claire, Wisc., police officer, who saw a mother in need and took immediate action.

June 06, 2014

Two Great Mobile Apps for the Waterfowler

Now when your friends bust you on the phone in the duck blind, you can claim waterfowl-related research. Here are two apps that Kyle Wintersteen would recommend to any waterfowler.

May 30, 2014

Woman Attacked by Duck Files $275,000 Lawsuit

An Oregon women has filed a $275,000 lawsuit against the owner of a duck that allegedly attacked her in 2012. Kyle Wintersteen has so many questions.

May 26, 2014

HAVA Extends Deadline of "Adopt Fritz" Veterans Contest

Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) has extended the deadline on its "Adopt Fritz" essay contest.

May 16, 2014

Veterans: Enter HAVA's Contest to Win Fully Trained Bird Dog!

If you're a veteran or active service member of the Iraq and Afghanistan era, here's your chance to win a fully trained German shorthaired pointer courtesy of Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA).

May 02, 2014

Why Do Mallards Nest in Town?

What would drive a duck to nest in the middle of a town? Kyle Wintersteen explains.

April 28, 2014