Hunting

Ducks Unlimited releases Season in Review

Second-annual document shows trends in large-scale waterfowl patterns For the second year in a row, DU has released their Season in Review, a report designed to show broad-scale habitat conditions, weather and regional duck abundance from the [...]

April 6, 2022 // 0 Comments

DU celebrates 85 years of conservation

Saturday, Jan. 29, marks Ducks Unlimited’s, the world’s largest wetlands and waterfowl conservation organization, 85th anniversary. In 2022, DU and more than a million of its supporters are celebrating the conservation of over 15 million acres [...]

February 2, 2022 // 0 Comments

Severe drought in California will impact waterfowl hunting

Western states are experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record with more than 25% of the western U.S. in exceptional drought, the driest category listed by the U.S. Drought Monitor. California is one of the states hit the hardest. More [...]

August 10, 2021 // 0 Comments

Dusky Canada geese not legal to harvest

Photo by David Bowers Information in the most recent edition of Wildfowl Magazine suggested that dusky geese were a legal species to harvest this season. This IS NOT correct.Dusky geese are NOT legal to harvest. The season for dusky Canada geese has [...]

October 6, 2020 // 0 Comments

Waterfowl Report: California

Ducks Unlimited WF360 California Migration Editor Peter Ottesen gives his latest update on how the 2019−2020 waterfowl season has started so far. The consensus? Bird numbers are all over the map in the early going. At the Sacramento National [...]

November 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

Ducks Unlimited’s Western Region Migration Reports: 2018-19

Waterfowl season is off and flying! Want to know how bird migration and weather is affecting the hunting in the Western Region? Take advantage of Ducks Unlimited’s regular migration reports via Peter Ottesen and Bill Monroe by clicking on your [...]

October 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Slate Magazine profiles Ducks Unlimited

Online magazine Slate released its profile of Ducks Unlimited today as part of Slate 90, a series that examines and ranks the multibillion-dollar nonprofit sector. Author Henry Grabar examined DU’s operating model and the deep connection [...]

May 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

DU Youth Hunt in Arizona a Success

In a desert region where wetlands habitat is limited and duck hunting is far from tradition, the Sierra Vista Chapter of Ducks Unlimited in Arizona recently completed its Fourth Annual Youth Waterfowl Hunt to positive reviews. Eleven youth hunters [...]

December 22, 2016 // 706 Comments

Warm Weather Stalling Duck Hunting in California

DU’s Peter Ottesen checks in with his latest migration report from California, and as many in the state can attest, the beautiful Fall weather has not been so great for duck hunting. Three weeks into the waterfowl season and reports from [...]

November 11, 2016 // 712 Comments

“Phenomenal” Duck Reports For Northwest in 2016

DU’s Bill Monroe filed his latest migration report for the Pacific Northwest in advance of duck season, and thanks to spring rainfall and snowmelt, the outlook for the 2016 waterfowl season in Washington, Oregon and Idaho is glowing: Waterfowl [...]

October 10, 2016 // 729 Comments

The Tale of the Japanese Pintail in California

When Eric Heidman saw the pintail sail into his decoy spread all by itself on opening day of waterfowl season at Delevan National Wildlife Refuge, he knew it was going to be a good day. What he didn’t immediately realize was that the bird was [...]

December 4, 2015 // 644 Comments