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. 

Revenues from hunting licenses, Duck Stamps, and  excise taxes on hunting-related equipment have funded wildlife research, management, and habitat acquisition since the early 20th century.  

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.

Hunter Surveys

Hunting & Its Role in Conservation

Hunting Tools

Hunting Regulations & Policies

Bird Banding

Game Birds

Last Updated: March 17, 2017