As a migratory bird hunter, you are contributing to a proud tradition of wildlife conservation. When you buy ammunition, participate in a Harvest Information Program survey, or purchase a Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp), you are helping the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service protect waterfowl and other migratory birds for generations to come. As the lead agency charged with managing migratory birds under international treaties, the Service works closely with many partners, including sportsmen’s groups and state agencies, to achieve their goals.
Hunting has a significant impact on the U.S. economy. According to the 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, 13.7 million people 16 years old and older enjoyed hunting a variety of animals within the United States. They hunted 282 million days and took 257 million trips. Hunting expenditures totaled $33.7 billion. The Economic Impact of Waterfowl Hunting in the United States, an addendum to the 2011 National Survey, reports that waterfowl hunters spent $663 million on trip expenditures and $699 million on equipment expenditures in 2011.
The links on this site will lead you to information on how hunting seasons are set and the current regulations, how surveys are conducted, where to get licenses, Harvest Information Program registrations, Federal Duck Stamps, and a wide variety of other information of interest to the migratory bird hunter.
- Harvest Information Program (HIP)
- Diary Surveys
- Parts (Wing) Collection Survey
- Request More Forms or Envelopes
- Reports & Publications
Hunting & Its Role in Conservation
- Federal Duck Stamp
- Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration (Pittman-Robertson)
- Mentoring the Next Generation
- Bird & Wing ID
- Local Weather
- Scouting & Hunting Tips
- I need a State License
- Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP)
- I need a Federal Duck Stamp
- Where is My E-stamp?
- Flyway Boundaries
- Waterfowl Habitat Conditions Comparison Map
- Approved Nontoxic Shot
Hunting Regulations & Policies
- How are Hunting Regulations & Seasons Set?
- Laws & Legislation
- Subsistence harvest
- Lists of Managed Species
- Adaptive Harvest Management - Explanation Videos