Mid-October Migration Reports – DU

Waterfowl are moving south, find your flyway report.
As ducks and geese begin to move south, waterfowlers need to know when and where. Below are the Migration Alerts from this week, covering each flyway and providing valuable, credible information from DU biologists and state agencies.
Original Article Here: http://www.ducks.org/hunting/migration/midoctober-migration-reports?poe=homebanner

WATERFOWL MIGRATION ALERTS!
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Delta Waterfowl Research Spans North America

dwavatarBISMARCK, N.D. — For 75 years, science has been the cornerstone of Delta Waterfowl. Research shapes the conservation programs and management policies that help put more ducks in the air, year after year.

“It’s been our history — research defines what we do,” said Dr. Frank Rohwer, Delta Waterfowl’s president. “Research drives us and our programs, and it should always drive wildlife management. We’re committed to finding things that work.”

From duck studies to hunter satisfaction to land management, Delta Waterfowl researchers employ cutting-edge technology and science to find the breakthroughs that will shape the future of waterfowl management.

Here are the research projects that Delta is currently working on or collaborating with partners to complete.

  • California Water Scarcity: California’s water supply is highly controlled, leaving little for ducks and geese. As partners with University of California-Davis and the U.S. Geological Survey, this study probes how less water will affect wintering waterfowl populations and ultimately, could influence future water policies.
  • CRP and Landowner Attitudes: To the detriment of ducks, the Conservation Reserve Program is slowly disappearing, partly because of waning participation. This study will shed light on the views of farmers and ranchers, and how conservation management programs can be improved.
  • Predator Management: Results from 2012 demonstrated the effectiveness of predator management in the parklands of Manitoba and areas of low nesting cover in North Dakota — both known for chronically low nest success. This ongoing study continues to explore the effectiveness of trapping predators and their relationship with nesting ducks.
  • Mottled Duck Management: Mottled duck breeding success is low along the Gulf Coast — but not on manmade islands in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin. Delta researchers are studying predators and vegetation to learn why.
  • Pacific Flyway Mallards: The goal is to update data on where Pacific Flyway mallards breed and nest so future conservation and management efforts can strategically target specific habitat. Delta is partnering with Dr. Todd Arnold of the University of Minnesota.
  • Chesapeake Bay Phragmites: Phragmites compete against desirable native North American plants, negatively affecting wetlands and waterfowl. Delta is partnering with researchers at Utah State University to find out how to best manage these invasive species.
  • Wood Duck Harvest: When bag limits increase or decrease, what are the consequences on duck populations? This study in Nevada by Dr. Chris Nikolai monitors wood ducks as various hunting regulations are experimentally manipulated.
  • Winter Habitat and Breeding Ducks: In the 1980s, research found a relationship between winter habitat conditions in the lower Mississippi Valley, and breeding success the following spring. This study partners with researchers at the University of Georgia to update the data to see if the same patterns exist today.
  • ALUS Evaluation: Delta’s Alternative Land Use Services has shown great promise as a means to conserve and enhance Canadian wetland habitat. Several ongoing evaluation projects will test effectiveness and landowner reaction.
  • Hunter Satisfaction: Why are duck hunters hanging up their waders for good? Luke LaBorde of Louisiana State University surveys waterfowlers in the Mississippi Flyway to shed some light on the problem.
  • Habitat and Nest Success: LSU student researcher Maria Bianco seeks to determine how proximity to roads, field edges, abandoned buildings, tree rows and wetlands affect duck nest hatching rates in North Dakota.
  • Duck Hunters’ Thoughts: With the continual decline in waterfowl hunting participation, Delta Waterfowl is partnering with various entities to develop the capacity to assess hunter satisfaction annually.

For more information, contact John Devney at jdevney@deltawaterfowl.org(888) 987-3695 Ext. 218 or Frank Rohwer at frohwer@deltawaterfowl.org.

Mississippi Flyway Waterfowlers

About

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MFW , Is dedicated to building partnerships in the waterfowl industry to support youth hunting. MFW staff and sponsors strive to Take youth Waterfowl hunting as much as possible. We also get kids products they can use while perusing Fowl .
Mission

To form various partnerships with local and nationally recognized waterfowling industry leaders. So that we may teach , promote and mentor to the youth about our great sport. And teach about the word of God.

Company Overview
With a demising population of waterfowlers on the rise, it is up to our youth to carry on the traditions of their mentors, but also develop through safe and legal practices set forth by our government. To accomplish this goal, our younger generation must be brought up in an environment that promotes their best effort while reinforcing personal respect.
Mississippi Flyway Waterfowlers will have a target market of children ages 6-17 years of age. We believe this is the time in a child’s life when the biggest decisions will be made that will directly affect their lives forever. The goal of this program is to identify the children who might have a turbulent transition into adulthood and potentially derail their lives. The focus to each individual child will be different but the goal remains the same, teach the child through the sport of water fowling, to make positive changes in their lives to be the best they can be.
General Information
Mississippi Flyway Waterfowlers is a organization specializing in the mentoring of our local youth throughThe word of God, a program specifically designed to introduce adolescents, ages 6-17, to the sport of water fowling in Mississippi Flyway area. The program will form various partnerships with local and nationally recognized waterfowling industry leaders. Mississippi Flyway Waterfowlers goal is to foster commitment, hard work, and dedication to the art of water fowling while also promoting social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and individual responsibility that can continue throughout adolescence all the way into adulthood.With a demising population of waterfowlers on the rise, it is up to our youth to carry on the traditions of their mentors, but also develop through safe and legal practices set forth by our government. To accomplish this goal, our younger generation must be brought up in an environment that promotes their best effort while reinforcing personal respect.
Mississippi Flyway Waterfowlers will have a target market of children ages 6-17 years of age. We believe this is the time in a child’s life when the biggest decisions will be made that will directly affect their lives forever. The goal of this program is to identify the children who might have a turbulent transition into adulthood and potentially derail their lives. The focus to each individual child will be different but the goal remains the same, teach the child through the sport of water fowling, to make positive changes in their lives to be the best they can be.Mississippi Flyway Waterfowlers will provide and atmosphere for a child to learn and grown through paring with adult mentors throughout the water fowling season and off season. Events will be held annually for the children as a whole while individual time will be spent with the children as well through hunting and fishing with need to personalize with their mentor to develop the positive skills needed in life while also learning the art of waterfowling.

Mississippi Flyway Waterfowlers
“Where Kids Can Talk Fowl”

Nathan Waibl Founder