Pondering U.S. Waterfowl Hunting Numbers

 via: Realtree Business Waterfowl hunting numbers today are a paradox. While the duck population was estimated at an extremely healthy 49.1 million birds in 2016, the number of duck hunters has plummeted during the past several decades. In 2015 (the most recent year for which information is available), the number of U.S. duck hunters came up just shy of 1 million, …

Ducks Unlimited Announces New CCO

Nick Wiley will lead DU’s conservation programs MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Nov. 27, 2017 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) announced today the hiring of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Executive Director Nick Wiley as its new Chief Conservation Officer. “I am pleased to announce that Nick will be joining Ducks Unlimited’s executive team as our Chief Conservation Officer,” said DU …

Conservation Leaders Support Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow’s Needs Act of 2017

American Woodcock Society * Archery Trade Association * Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies * Campfire Club of America * Catch-A-Dream Foundation * Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation * Conservation Force * Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports * Delta Waterfowl * Ducks Unlimited * Houston Safari Club * Izaak Walton League * Mule Deer Foundation * National Wild Turkey …

Tapping Into Locavores as Potential Hunters

Via: The Wildlife Society As hunter numbers continue to decrease in the United States, researchers looking for ways to recruit nontraditional hunters may have found a group to tap into — locavores, or people who prefer to buy and eat local foods. In a new study published in The Wildlife Society Bulletin, researchers surveyed subscribers of “Edible Finger Lakes,” a magazine in the …

Secretary Zinke and Interior Leadership host First-Ever Public Lands Access for Veterans Meeting at Interior

via: Department of the Interior 10/27/2017 Date: October 26, 2017 Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov WASHINGTON – As part of “National Hunting and Fishing Month”​ ​​today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke hosted a first-of-it’s-kind meeting with veteran service organizations to share experiences and ideas to make public lands more accessible to veterans with and without disabilities. The Hunting and Fishing Access …