Turkey Growers Prep For Possible Fall Bird Flu OutbreakMinnesota turkey farmers are a little on edge these days as the state's waterfowl start to fly south for the winter. Ducks and other waterfowl are believed to be the primary source of avian influenza. They are carriers of the bug, but are somehow immune to it.
Tests On Ducks Could Provide Early Warning On Bird FluAs the poultry industry braces for a potential return of bird flu this fall, wildlife managers expect the first results next week from tests that could provide an early warning on whether ducks are carrying the disease as they fly south for the winter.
Minnesota Waterfowl Season Opens Saturday; Duck Numbers UpOfficials say hunting is expected to be good when Minnesota's waterfowl season opens Saturday. Shooting opens a half-hour before sunrise.
Minnesota Waterfowl Symposium Runs Saturday In BloomingtonThe question of whether Minnesota's duck hunting limits are too loose or just right will be up for debate at the 18th annual Minnesota Waterfowl Symposium. The one-day conference runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Mall of America Ramada Inn in Bloomington.
More Trumpeter Swans Getting Shot In MinnesotaDuring this year's open of waterfowl season, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center admitted more trumpeter swans for bullet wounds than ever before.
Minnesota Waterfowl Season Opens Saturday With duck hunters anxiously preparing for Saturday's waterfowl opener in Minnesota, the Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone to think safety on the water.
Hunters Flock To Waterfowl SymposiumAn event Saturday afternoon brought hunters, outdoor lovers and natural resource managers to the Mall of America in Bloomington. The Waterfowl Symposium gives hunters and enthusiasts the chance to meet with waterfowl biologists and managers who represent conservation agencies. The focus of this year's meeting was the blue-winged teal and wild rice, an important food for migrating waterfowl.
Minnesota's Waterfowl Season Will Open Sept. 21 Minnesota's waterfowl season will open Sept. 21. The opener is one day earlier than 2012 and the earliest since 1945. The season continues for 60 days under a north, central and southern zone structure with different season dates for each zone.
Minn. Issues 2012 Waterfowl Hunting Regulations The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued its annual handbook of waterfowl regulations for the upcoming hunting season.
Case Asks: When Is It A Crime To Harass Animals?Federal prosecutors are defending their use of an obscure law to indict two recreational Iowa pilots whose low flying may have disturbed thousands of resting migratory birds. Paul Austin and Craig Martin are charged with violating the Airborne Hunting Act.
Pheasants Forever Dedicating New Waterfowl AreaPheasants Forever is dedicating a new wildlife area in west-central Minnesota.