Please note: The 2020 Migratory Bird Season Final Framework now available
Please note: The 2020 Migratory Bird Season Public Input Summary now available
Please note: The Wisconsin Waterfowl Management Plan is now available online
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.
Looking for a place to waterfowl hunt? Check out this helpful resource
Wisconsin waterfowl season public input
Wisconsin population surveys
Wisconsin technical reports
- 2017 Canada Goose harvest Summary
- 2016 Canada Goose harvest reports
- Three state (Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa) experimental early teal season final analysis and summary report
Wisconsin hunter survey results
Invasive Species Management
Becoming a better hunter
- Places to Waterfowl Hunt
- The Basics of Waterfowl Hunting in Wisconsin
- The Basics of Dove Hunting in Wisconsin
- Decoy Tactics
- Tom Roster's nontoxic shot lethality table
Check out these wild game recipes provided by DNR staff.
Report banded birds
Rules and regulations
- 2020 hunting regulations
- Waterfowl season dates
- Youth waterfowl hunt
- Invasive species prevention
- Waterfowl seasons FAQ
Recent rule changes
Waterfowl Program Photos
WDNR Waterfowl Surveys
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. 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 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.