Waterfowl

Articles, reports and commentary about waterfowl hunting in Texas

The overall annual waterfowl count isn't as high in previous years, but is still well above its long-term average, which means big things for duck hunters this fall. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service recently completed...
The waterfowl hunting outlook in Texas typically rests mostly on water, but even with lingering drought across some of the best duck and goose territory in the country, we still should have a good fall and winter. The U.S. Fish...
The pair of nosy, lean pointers had worked together much of the morning, scouring varying mazes of underbrush and shinery in search of crafty ringnecks. The pheasants had cooperated more times than not on the frigid Panhandle morning, often holding...
Texas is waterfowl country, and again this fall and winter, all of the Lone Star State will harbor ducks and geese of all shapes, sizes and colors. The counts again should be favorable, too. Dave Morrison, small game program leader for...
The 2016-17 migratory game bird seasons in Texas again will feature liberal frameworks and bag limits, including six ducks per day. http://texanoutdoors.com/hunting/goose-hunting-in-texas-faces-large-decline-in-birds-hunter-numbers/ Ducks/Geese Early Season Statewide Teal — Sept. 10-25 with a daily bag limit of six birds. East Zone Canada Geese – Sept....
If you haven’t already had an opportunity to spend a chilly morning in search of waterfowl, there’s still time, but you must act quickly during this Texas hunting season. By now ducks and geese have migrated in and out of...
Texas duck hunters will be allowed to harvest two canvasbacks as part of their daily limit under migratory game bird seasons approved for 2013-14. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission also adopted a staggered split between the North and South...
It has been at least nine months since most hunters could head out to their favorite spot, but now that Texas hunting seasons again have commenced, it’s time to look at what to expect when it comes to doves,...
The ornately cloaked rooster pheasant’s shimmering tones vanished among the drab shades of snaking growth that draped what once was a bustling feedlot. The downed bird’s iridescent purple and orange hues topped with distinctive insignia of vivid red and green...
Goose hunting in Texas has a long and storied history, but in recent seasons the Lone Star State has seen a huge decline in bird and hunter numbers, something that has biologists and wildlife officials seeking answers. Chief among them...