State of Waterfowl

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State of Waterfowl conditions, a conversation on the effects on waterfowling in the Mississipi flyway

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The State of Waterfowl crew sits down with Conservationist and Avid Waterfowler, Vanishing Paradise and Sportsman Outreach Coordinator Bill Cooksey.  Bill and the rest of the panel discuss some controversial topics in the waterfowl industry.  Toppics addressed are Vanishing Paradise, Mississippi River, Habitat changes, coastal land loss, habitat loss, how weather affects ducks, and why ducks show up after season.  Catch all of that and much more in this episode of The State of Waterfowl.    

Nov 11

51 min 52 sec

The State of Waterfowl crew sits down with Conservationist and Avid Waterfowl Jeff Churan.  Jeff and the rest of the panel discuss some controversial topics in the waterfowl industry.  Toppics addressed are hot cropping, effects of flooded corn, habitat changes, evolution of waterfowl, lead vs non-toxic shot, duck clubs, what the bird population could look like, the good old days, and what really matters when you're out hunting. Catch all of that and much more in this episode of The State of Waterfowl.

Oct 27

1 hr

The State of Waterfowl Crew sits down with waterfowling legend Ira McCauley.  Ira and the rest of the panel discuss some of the most controversial topics in the waterfowl industry.  Toppics addressed are short stopping the migration, hot cropping, effects of flooded corn, paper ducks,, transition state, what the bird population could look like, and how weather affects the birds.  Catch all of that and much more in this episode of The State of Waterfowl.

Oct 6

48 min 24 sec

The State of Waterfowl panel sits down with AGFC Chief Waterfowl biologist Luke Naylor. Luke and the rest of the crew discuss about the update on the drought in the prairies, effects of no USFW Flying Survey. They also discuss what the duck population, and a migration update for this upcoming season. Catch all of that and much more in this episode of The State of Waterfowl.

Sep 29

48 min 29 sec

Sep 15

58 min 46 sec

In this episode we dive head first into the conversation we have all been wanting to hear. Ducks Unlimited’s very own Mike Brasher joins the State of Waterfowl panel in discussing the severe drought conditions on the prairies and how it may affect duck production, habitat, and regulation changes down the road.

Aug 10

59 min 10 sec

In this episode we continue our conversation with Doug C. Osborne, University of Arkansas Monticello Professor. We expand on the importance of transmitters and banding research, effects of the drought in the prairies, future regulation changes, habitat, and bird movement on public VS. private land.

Jul 14

57 min 22 sec

In this episode, we talk to Doug C. Osborne , University of Arkansas Monticello Professor, to discuss Banding Programs, Migration Pattens, the impact of Hunting Pressure, and Educating future Waterfowl biologists

Jun 15

49 min 11 sec

In the episode we talk with  a preeminent legend in waterfowling, George Dunklin owner of 5 Oaks Duck Lodge, former AR Game and Fish Commissioner, and a former President of Ducks Unlimited. Listen in as the State of Waterfowl Team Doug Miller and Jim Ronquest discuss the health of the duck population, health of green tree reservoir and more with George Dunklin.

Jun 1

49 min 41 sec

On this episode Doug Miller sits down with special guest's Jake Lattendresse, Grant Hillman, World Famous Duck caller Jim Ronquest and Bill Byers Hunter Club owner Cason Short, they will discuss waterfowl tendencies in the central flyway, how they have changed over the years and what that could mean for season's to come. 

May 18

1 hr 8 min

 On this episode Doug Miller sits down with special guest Famous wildlife photographer Lee Kjos, World Famous Duck caller Jim Ronquest and Bill Byers Hunter Club owner Cason Short. Lee gives his opinion on Hot Cropping, and gives insight on what waterfowling looked and looks like in the north from his hometown in Minnesota. 

Mar 1

57 min 24 sec

In this episode Host Doug Miller goes over how this past season went with guests Jim Ronquest, and Cason Short. Lee Kjos shares his experience with hunting the northern United States during the pandemic.

Feb 24

51 min 30 sec

Xpress Boats State of Waterfowl presents the second of a Two Part series featuring Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl...together!

Nov 2020

45 min 45 sec

The conversation continues as our panel of waterfowl experts discuss the State of Waterfowl with John Devney from Delta Waterfowl and Ed Penny from Ducks Unlimited.

Nov 2020

1 hr 6 min

Xpress Outdoors Presents “State of Waterfowl 2020” Our host Doug Miller along with Jim Ronquest from RNT-V and Cason Short from Bill Byers Hunter Club review 2019 and discuss effects of Covid, environmental influences on waterfowl production and season.  Join us on this episode of State of Waterfowl 2020.

Nov 2020

48 min 47 sec