Archive for usfws

USFWS Suspends Elephant Imports from Zimbabwe, Tanzania

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service suspends importation of sport-hunted elephant trophies from two African countries for 2014.

April 06, 2014

USFWS Framework: Two Canvasback Limit Nationwide

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has once again proposed liberal waterfowl hunting seasons for 2013-2014.

August 12, 2013

Duck Numbers Down Six Percent

A USFWS survey that indicates a 6-percent drop in the total duck population. What does it mean?

July 23, 2013

Nationwide Wolf Delisting Postponed Indefinitely

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced that the decision to remove the gray wolf from its protected status has been put on indefinite hold.

May 22, 2013

How to Call Ducks with Just Your Vocal Cords

Who needs a duck call to call ducks? The video below posted by Delta Waterfowl is one of the most impressive things I've ever seen. Leland Davis demonstrates how to call ducks using just his hands and vocal cords, and he's so darn good that you barely notice how much he's spitting all over himself.

August 06, 2012

USFWS Proposes Most Generous Duck Limit in Years

There was a lot of speculation on whether the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) would increase the scaup limit, and now that the official proposed framework has been released--WOW--the news is better than anyone imagined.

August 02, 2012

Happy Duck Stamp Day

Federal duck stamps go on sale today and, while competition for the winning artwork is always fierce, I think Joe Hautman's woodie drake is as pretty as they come. Therefore there's no better year than this to join a growing waterfowl conservation tradition: buying not just one, but two duck stamps. I like to frame one stamp, and tuck my signed stamp (the one I hunted with) inside my duck journal as a memento. It also never hurts to keep an extra duck stamp handy in case an infrequent waterfowl hunter suddenly wants to join you. Duck stamps often aren't as available as they ought to be, after all.

June 29, 2012

Waterfowl Populations: Will This Last?

Many believe we are on the cusp of the best waterfowl season in generations, but do we owe it more to luck than conservation? 

September 27, 2011

Duck Population at All-Time High!

Here's some news that's a joy to report: According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's preliminary survey of breeding ducks, the duck population is the highest it's been since the survey began in 1955!

July 01, 2011

USFWS Urges More People To "Connect" With Nature

There are 317 wildlife refuges open to hunting in the U.S. Pick one near you, buy primo bullets and a license and go connect with nature.

November 20, 2009