Archive for ducks

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

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

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

Ducks Unlimited Canada: Initial Habitat Report Good to Excellent

Ducks Unlimited Canada has announced that it's initial habitat report suggests a strong breeding season for waterfowl.

February 26, 2014

Mandarin Ducks on the Rise in Atlantic Flyway?

Kyle Wintersteen has received two separate, reliable reports of mandarin ducks in Pennsylvania. Are numbers on the rise?

February 19, 2014

Meet in the Middle, In Waterfowl Heaven

The miles between two pals are nothing when the halfway point is the duck-loaded Chesapeake Bay. A weekend retreat to this storied mecca of all things fowl was just what they needed to collect new yarns to spin in the offseason.

December 17, 2013

What's Your "White Whale" Duck?

Is there a duck that's managed to elude you, year after year?

November 15, 2013

RESTORE Council: Fix River Delta to Boost Ducks

Some estimates indicate that as many as 70-percent of Mississippi and Central Flyway waterfowl winter in marshes dependent upon the Mississippi River Delta. Unfortunately the delta ecosystem is also one of the country's most threatened habitats.

August 28, 2013

Blue-Winged Teal on the Move?

Did blue-winged teal get an early start on their migration this year? Kyle Wintersteen investigates.

August 26, 2013

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

The Pros and Cons of an Over/Under for Ducks

Kyle Wintersteen has been mulling the thought of swapping his autoloader out for an over/under. Follow along as he discusses the potential pros and cons of such a move.

July 26, 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