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Waterfowl hunting

Please note: The 2020 Migratory Bird Season Final Framework now available

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, thanks in part to hunter enthusiasm and dedication to the sport. Look below for more information on waterfowl reports and surveys, hunting regulations and other current issues.

View the 2020 fall hunting forecast.

Waterfowl resources

Wisconsin waterfowl season public input

Public Input

Hunter resources

Invasive Species Management

Becoming a better hunter

Recipes

Check out these wild game recipes [PDF] provided by DNR staff.

Waterfowl identification

Mapping tools

Waterfowl Program Photos

WDNR Banding

Waterfowl Banding Wood Duck

WDNR Waterfowl Surveys

Mississippi River Aerial Flight

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 podcasts and appreciate your feedback. Let us know which topics you want to be covered next.