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Duck season re-opened until Jan. 12

January 5, 2014

The second part of the split migratory game bird season, often refered to as “duck season”, re-opened in the western zone on Dec. 28 and lasts until Jan. 12....

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Donnar

Jan-10-14 8:01 AM

Thank you local. I'm surprised at how many people post on subjects they know nothing about.

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localresident

Jan-09-14 10:24 PM

You're both uninformed. The whole idea is population control. like the deer population, the duck population needs to be kept in check. This is one way of doing so. If the population was getting close to a worrisome number, the season would be minimized/banned until numbers return to normal.

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lemonfleur

Jan-06-14 10:34 AM

I agree 100% with Regelski. Hunting waterfowl is an archaic practice. It's very cruel when you think of the modern technology used to slaughter these innocent creatures just for sport.

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Regelski

Jan-05-14 11:38 AM

I'm curious: in terms of modern conservation and environmentalism, what is the rationale for hunting wildfowl? If it is only for sporting reasons (to kill something), that's not the same constructive role that, say, deer hunters provide to the environment. Are we overwhelmed by ducks and geese? (The latter are indeed a pain on the golf course and for those of us with big lawns and a pond.) Why are swans exempted? Originally the practice had to do with providing needed food; but now? Not objecting but curious as to what motivates this sport--beyond skeet shooting, for example. I once noticed some state ag. officials releasing pheasants in a field for the sole purpose of killing them(later the cars of hunters were parked end to end: sport?). At the most, what?... an odd hobby... an attempt to best nature by unnatural ways that nature doesn't have at its disposal? Just wondering. Why isn't a good photo of a duck on the wing a trophy enough?

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