With only a few days remaining in the off-season, hunters across the nation are preparing for the official start of the 2013 Hunting season that begins on September 1st. Dove and resident Canada goose season will open in many states this holiday weekend and the early teal season will follow in the coming weeks in portions of the Central and Mississippi Flyways.
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While temperatures across the nation remain ten to twenty degrees above normal for this time of year, the dog days of summer will soon give way to autumn temperatures and the first flights of teal as they begin their migration south.
In celebration of the coming season, registered members who post their early season hunting or scouting report between now and September 30, 2013 will be automatically registered for a chance to win a Spectra-Shot sampler pack. Participants can post on the WFC state-by-state hunting reports or simply Tweet there report to #waterfowlercom
Waterfowler.com reminds our readers that membership at Waterfowler.com is now completely FREE and includes access to all interactive areas on the site.
Like many of our readers, the off-season here at Waterfowler.com was filled with an endless list of honey-do chores and many changes. Our new website features expanded features in our message forums, including a new private messaging system, friend’s lists and activity pages. In addition to offering UNLIMITED FREE access to WFC hunting reports, members can now post images along with their reports in .JPG, .GIF and PNG formats – from any computer, tablet or mobile device.
The Migration Map has undergone a complete overhaul and integrated with TWITTER to simplify access and reporting. Simply tweet your reports, alerts and images to #waterfowlercom throughout the season to keep our readers informed on the status of the migration and your hunting success. PLEASE NOTE: Location services must be enabled on your mobile device for the map to plot your report. You can read more about enabling the location feature on Twitter.
Since 1997 Waterfowler.com has provide the most comprehensive reporting tools for duck hunters across the nation – including our Volunteer Field Editor reports. Rest assured, that the program has not gone away, but was in need of a severe house cleaning after 15-years of service. Our goal, as always, has been to provide up-to-date, consistent migration data and that will continue. The VFE program will continue and if you are interested in becoming a VFE for your state, please email your request to INFO@waterfowler.com — and include the title VFE Application in your email.
Of all the work that was completed this year, Waterfowler.com is especially excited to announce the return of our old print publication, Waterfowler.com Journal, in digital format. That right, the digital edition of Waterfowler.com Journal, Issue #21, will return this October for your reading pleasure, on any computer, tablet or mobile device.
Waterfowler.com Digital Journal will feature a number of our previous writers and a plethora of young, upcoming talent we are sure you will enjoy. As always, our focus in the publication will remain the “Grand Traditions of Waterfowl Hunting” and our content line-up for the premier digital issue holds true to our roots. From sink box hunting to 1930’s decoy makers, Waterfowler.com Digital Journal will continue to celebrate the history, lifestyle and heart of waterfowl hunting.
Each season the number readers we host at Waterfowler.com continues to grow. Since the launch of our new website, we have added over 50,000 new registered users and over 38,000 new, active participants to the 100,000 unique readers that visit our site each year. Our servers have been upgraded to handle the volume of page requests we get each season – which will top 40-million this year.
In short, we would like to thank all of our readers for their continued clicks and we look forward to providing you the most current, comprehensive experience you can find online.
As we enter our 16th year of national migration tracking and reporting, Waterfowler.com reminds our readers that our weekly migration reports will resume on September 2nd. We look forward to your hunting reports and assistance tracking the fall migration.