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Waterfowl Hunting Digest 2011-2012

2 What's New in 2011-2012? ◾ The Conservation Commission has simplified the procedure for setting opening dates for duck seasons. This will give hunters an earlier indication of season timing.

Damage Prevention and Control Methods

E-130 Identification The term waterfowl is properly applied only to ducks, geese, and swans (Fig. 1). Space does not permit full species descriptions here.

Hunting and Baiting

1 Waterfowl Hunting and Baiting Waterfowl and other migratory birds are a national resource protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Federal regulations define key terms for hunters and land managers, and clarify conditions under which you may legally hunt waterfowl.

2011 Migratory Waterfowl & Upland Game Season Pamphlet ...

2011 Migratory Waterfowl & Upland Game Season . Pamphlet Corrections AS OF January 13, 2012 . Page 15: The season dates for other geese in Goose Management Area 1 are incorrect.

State of Illinois Illinois Department of Natural Resources ...

Ring-necked Ducks by Abraham Hunter State of Illinois Illinois Department of Natural Resources Digest of Waterfowl Hunting Regulations 20 11-2012

WISCONSIN Migratory Bird Regulations

2011 WISCONSIN Migratory Bird Regulations James Pieper, of Iron Ridge, won the 2011 state waterfowl stamp contest with his painting of a pair of Northern Shovelers.


Waterfowl Fact Sheet 1 Waterfowl Ducks, geese, and swans are worldwide in distribution. Forty species inhabit the continental United States in habitats that include coastal shoreline areas and estuaries, fresh water lakes, rivers, and ponds, and inland wetlands such as marshes and swamps.


The ideal should be that female waterfowl incubate their own eggs. However, for a number of reasons this is not always encouraged in captivity.

What are Waterfowl?

Dabbling Ducks • Feed in shallow water (dabbling), butts up on vegetation or aquatic insects • Legs are placed more in the center of body so they can move on land fairly well • Lift off directly from water into flight • Wood ducks are also called perching ducks, because they roost in ...

2011 Waterfowl Regulations

4 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT of NATURAL RESOURCES 500 Lafayette Road, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155 (651) 296-6157 • 1-888-646-6367 • mndnr.gov Waterfowl images on pages 14-19 from Waterfowl Identification by Richard LeMaster, Stackpole Books .