Duck Numbers Up 8 Percent, Break Record

July 14, 2014

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.

Giant Canada Geese: Our Greatest Conservation Story?

July 11, 2014

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.

Bird Group Sues Feds Over Wind Turbine Deaths

July 01, 2014

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

Why Anti-Logging Policies are Killing Grouse and Woodcock

June 27, 2014

Meanwhile woodcock have annually declined 1.2-percent since 1968—that means 800,000 fewer male woodcock than in the early 1970's. What can be done? Kyle Wintersteen takes a closer look.

Some Good News (Finally) for Bobwhite Quail

June 23, 2014

It's been grim times for the bobwhite quail, as wild populations have fallen due to habitat loss and other reasons. However, through careful efforts and occasional luck from Mother Nature, they have stabilized and even resurged in certain southern and Midwest states.

Chinese Villagers Nabbed for Capturing 20,000 Waterfowl

June 20, 2014

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

Moose Challenges Nesting Geese, Gets Whipped

June 16, 2014

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.

A Wingshooter's Off-Season Checklist

June 13, 2014

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.

Delta Waterfowl's Duck Cam Returns for Spring

June 09, 2014

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.

Wisconsin Cop Helps Mother in Need

June 06, 2014

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