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Have you experienced the excitement of harvesting a banded game bird? Report your band recovery. Photo courtesy of Taylor Finger

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Waterfowl hunting

The Wisconsin waterfowl hunter is one of the most dedicated and involved conservationists in the nation, contributing time and money to waterfowl management and habitat restoration. Wisconsin is a great waterfowl hunting state and one of the reasons is your enthusiasm and dedication to the sport. Waterfowl are enjoyed by many people in Wisconsin. Look below for more information on waterfowl reports and surveys, hunting regulations and other current issues.

Check out the 2019 migratory bird fall forecast. [PDF]

Waterfowl resources

Wisconsin waterfowl season public input

Public Input

Waterfowl Program Photos

WDNR Banding

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WDNR Waterfowl Surveys

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Wisconsin Waterfowl Management Plan Input

Wisconsin is initiating a public input process to collect comments and input regarding the update to the Wisconsin Waterfowl Management Plan [PDF]. Please review the plan and submit your comments and input to Taylor Finger.

WDNR Off the record podcast

Attention:Be sure to check out our Wild Wisconsin: Off the Record podcast – we cover the basics of migratory game birds in Wisconsin and give you an inside look at work done to help improve your time afield and our efforts to keep you engaged. You can find it on iTunes here (be sure to subscribe to our channel):WDNR ITUNES [exit DNR]and on YouTube here:

We’re hoping to do many more and appreciate your feedback – let us know which topics you want covered and we’ll do our best!

Early teal season quiz

Brush up on your waterfowl identification in preparation for the early teal season! Dont forget to test yourself and take the quiz!

Quiz yourself by taking the Teal Quiz and see how prepared you are for the September early teal season.

Contact information
For information on waterfowl hunting, contact:
Jeff Williams
Assistant migratory game bird ecologist
Bureau of Wildlife Management
Last revised: Thursday October 24 2019