Midwest Region


January 25, 2013

Jane West, 612-713-5432

Valerie R. Redmond, 612-713-5316                                                                                                         

Everything Here is Just Ducky: The 16th Annual Minnesota Waterfowl Symposium

BLOOMINGTON, MINN.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in partnership with the Minnesota Waterfowl Association and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will host the 16th annual Minnesota Waterfowl Symposium next week on February 2 at the Mall of America Ramada at 2300 East American Boulevard, Bloomington, Minn. The one day conference will begin at 9:00 a.m. and run until 4:00 p.m. A host of hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, and natural resource managers are expected to attend to network, participate in professional and recreational development sessions and to celebrate waterfowl in the land of 10,000 lakes.

The Minnesota Waterfowl Symposium is the only conference of its kind to focus exclusively on both the production and migration habitat for waterfowl in the state of Minnesota. This year’s focus is on the wood duck, one of the most important species to Minnesota hunters. Issues surrounding the biology, ecology and harvest management of wood ducks will be presented.

For more information about the symposium or to register for the Hall of Fame Banquet please call the Minnesota Waterfowl Association at 763-767-0320 or visit: to view the agenda. View the live stream at:



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