Game Bird Status Reports Released
The Migratory Bird Program has released several status reports on migratory game birds, including waterfowl, mourning doves, American woodcock, sandhill cranes and band-tailed pigeons. These reports will be used to help determine hunting frameworks for the 2022-23 hunting season. Due to COVID-19 estrictions, limited data was collected during the 2021 survey season. Computer models are able to account for the absence of data for the last two years while drawing on over 60 years of survey and other data.