Saturday, December 14, 2013

Hypothermia Risks of Waterfowl Hunting

During the winter season, waterfowl hunters across North America face a variety of risks associated with hypothermia.

“Statistics show more waterfowl hunters die from hypothermia and drowning than gunshot wounds,” said Maj. Chris Huebner, North Carolina's state boating safety coordinator. “Hypothermia is the loss of body heat and, left untreated, can prove fatal. Exposure to extreme cold, such as being in cold water or wearing wet clothes in cold conditions, can increase the chance of hypothermia.”

To help waterfowl hunters who use boats to practice both boating safety and hunting safety, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission recently launched its Home From The Hunt™ campaign.

For more information, visit:

source: North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

2013 New Jersey Pheasant Stocking

The New Jersey DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced that the extra pheasants are available because the Rockport Pheasant Farm in Warren County achieved better than anticipated production in the brooder houses and in the range pens this summer.

Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) scheduled for stocking on Tuesday, November 26, will each receive a portion of an additional 770 pheasants.

The additional birds are in addition to the 53,000 pheasants previously scheduled for the Small Game Season and the 1,090 already stocked for the Youth Pheasant Hunting Day on November 2.

Hunters can view the 2013 Division of Fish and Wildlife Pheasant Quail Stocking Schedule at:

source: NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife