New! Rouge Series Floaters from DOA DECOYS
Relying on the quality design and manufacturing process that rocketed their full-bodied ROUGE SERIES decoys to popularity amongst hard-core goose hunters, DOA DECOYS introduces their new floating decoys to their gunning decoy line up.
The decoys feature a recessed hexagonal keel,which provides maximum movement in the slightest wind or current. In addition, the decoys have movable heads and boast their exclusive, durable paint process, which gives these decoys unrivaled realism.
The decoys are packaged with 4 active heads and 2 sentry heads and retail for $169.99 per box.
These decoys can be ordered online, direct from DOA and delivered right to your door. For more information, visit DOA DECOYS online at: http://www.doadecoys.com
Photo Credit: US Fish and Wildlife Service
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced the agency will expand hunting and fishing opportunities throughout the National Wildlife Refuge System, opening up new hunting programs on six refuges and expanding existing hunting and fishing programs on another 20 refuges. The rule also modifies existing refuge-specific regulations for more than 75 additional refuges and wetland management districts.
The Service manages its hunting and fishing programs on refuges to ensure sustainable wildlife populations, while offering traditional wildlife-dependent recreation on public lands.
“For more than a century, hunters and anglers have been the backbone of conservation in this country and a driving force behind the expansion of the National Wildlife Refuge System,” said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. “By providing more hunting and fishing opportunities on refuges, we are supporting a great recreational heritage passed down from generation to generation, creating economic growth in local communities and helping to ensure that conservation stays strong in America.” Continue reading
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A quick glance at the Snow Cover and Surface Temperature maps provide and instant locator for Mid-Continental light geese in the Central and Mississippi Flyways. The burgeoning population of snow geese continue to stage below the snow and freeze as they await the spring thaw (like the rest of us) and the flight back to their nesting grounds.
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The Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge in Missouri remains 97% frozen and light goose numbers are setting at a paltry 18,000 as of the last count. Light goose numbers are good to excellent in Arkansas at this time and hunter success is fair to good. Continue reading
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Feb. 15, 2014 – Ducks Unlimited applauds USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) increasing its efforts to work with landowners in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) to conserve grasslands and wetlands. Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie announced today that NRCS is committing up to $35 million over the next three years for prairie conservation in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.
“We are pleased to see NRCS renewing its commitment to grassland and wetland conservation in the PPR, which is so critical to waterfowl production,” said DU CEO Dale Hall. “We’re seeing unprecedented pressures to convert native prairie and drain wetlands. We need to look for new ways to make conservation programs more economically competitive and attractive to landowners.” Continue reading
Newtown, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) today hailed the bipartisan accomplishment of both houses of the Virginia General Assembly for passing legislation that will allow hunting on private property on Sundays in the Commonwealth.
In the final step in the legislative process, the State Senate today by a 28-to-11 vote passed the repeal of the old 19th Century Blue Law preventing Sunday hunting. The House of Delegates passed the bill in January by a vote of 71 to 27. The bill now goes to Gov. Terry McAuliffe to be signed into law. The legislation allows Sunday hunting on private land during designated hunting seasons by hunters who have the written permission of landowners. Continue reading
FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — Global warming may be a hot topic in the news, but for millions of Americans, this past winter has been anything but warm. Wintery weather has blanketed many parts of the country in snow and ice with everything from Augusta, GA, to Augusta ME, feeling the impact. But for hunters, traditionally considered a hearty crowd for their perceived ability to rough bad winter weather, how cold is too cold to keep hunting? According to a recent HunterSurvey.com poll, the majority of hunters are still willing to hit the woods even as temps plunge into the single digits. But when it drops below zero, most agree, it’s time to call it quits.
The survey divided hunters into six regional groups: Great Lakes States, Northeast States, Northern Plains States, South Central States, Southeast States and Western States in order to best gauge how hunters in different parts of the country to react to cold weather. Hunters polled were asked “at what temperature did it become too cold to hunt”. The findings were interesting. Continue reading
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The general waterfowl season will go out with a bang this week in Deep South as yet another arctic blast barrels south – all the way to the Gulf Coast. A wintery mix of snow, ice and rain will attack the south from Texas all the way to Georgia and South Carolina. As hunters hang the last few ducks on the lanyard, they can expect a flurry of activity and memorable hunts before the season goes out.
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The 2013 – 2014 waterfowl season was wrought with extreme weather conditions from coast to coast. In the far west, drought and mild temperatures prevailed and for many, it was the worst season they could have expected. In the central and Mississippi Flyways, the ongoing blasts of arctic air resulted extreme weather conditions that shortened the season in many areas and limited late season opportunity as geese migrated far to the south of normal wintering grounds to escape the abundance of snow and ice. Continue reading
All New – Series 72 from Autumn Wings Decoys
Dayton, Minnesota – Manufacturer of duck decoys, Autumn Wings, is expanding their product assortment to include a new working decoy line, the Autumn Wings Series 72, a burlap wrapped foam decoy modeled after the discontinued Model 72 ™ (Herter’s Model 72 is a trademark of Cabela’s). While the product is modeled after this popular discontinued model, Autumn Wings takes burlap wrapped foam decoys to a new level of excellence. Order information, pricing and details about the product will appear on www.autumnwings.com in October, and shipping in November.
In the interest of efficiency, Autumn Wings is starting the Series 72 line with one diver body shape and paint scheme, the Series 72 Bluebill, and one puddler body shape and paint scheme, the Series 72 Mallard. With market interest, Autumn Wings plans to introduce more species. Continue reading