Duck Hunters Flock to North Dakota as Canada Closes

Posted by Dan Carlson on Aug 25th 2020

Duck Hunters Flock to North Dakota as Canada Closes

Fall Flight 2020 Outlook from Delta Waterfowl
Delta Waterfowl’s Dr. Frank Rohwer and Matt Chouinard assess 2020’s habitat conditions and duck production in the all-important prairie pothole region. Watch the video HERE.

With Canada closed, duck hunters will pile into North Dakota this year
Heading north to Canada likely is not an option due to coronavirus travel restrictions, so waterfowlers are expected, in large numbers, to try North Dakota instead. Read more HERE.

Pursuit of the Blue Dart
Teal Season is almost here and Nebraskaland Magazine has a wonderful feature about what are arguably the toughest targets for waterfowlers. Read the story HERE.

Colorado receives $2.5 million to benefit wildlife
Colorado’s wildlife is receiving a $2,571,838 boost thanks to funding provided by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners. Read more HERE.

Montana hunters should check access status before heading out
Several wildfires are active in Montana, and this can affect land access for hunters in some areas. Get more information HERE.

More than 3,800 acres added to waterfowl hunting opportunity in Arkansas
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will offer an additional 3,828 acres of prime waterfowl hunting opportunity during the 2020-21 waterfowl season. See details HERE.

Appeals court rules against California's ban on large-capacity magazines
A federal appeals court has ruled against California's ban on large-capacity magazines, affirming a lower court's decision three years ago that the ban violates the Second Amendment. Read more HERE.

Whitewater rafting companies struggle to stay afloat
Like other seasonal businesses dependent on travel for clients, rafting has taking a hit due to coronavirus concerns. See the story .

Wildlife officers search for elk with tire around its neck
Wildlife officials in Colorado are looking for an elk that has been spotted with a tire around its neck, and they believe it’s the same animal that was seen a year ago with the tire around its neck then, too. See pictures HERE.

Bison removes woman’s pants
A visitor to South Dakota’s Custer State Park wanted to get closer to a bison calf. Momma objected. See the video HERE. A reminder that wild animals are WILD no matter how cute and fluffy they look.

Take care of your dog in hot weather
August is a time when hunters work with their dogs to polish up skills and obedience before upcoming hunting seasons. It’s also the hottest time of the year in the U.S. See some tips for working with your hunting dog in hot weather HERE.