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Photograph of a female Hooded Merganser swimming with chicks

Summary of 2014 Breeding Wood Ducks and Hooded Mergansers on Duck Creek

Although the September teal season brings into focus the upcoming waterfowl season, it is also the time in which we reflect on the ducks that were produced on Duck Creek.

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Open Water on Pool 1

2014 Teal Season Details at Duck Creek

Duck Creek and Dark Cypress Swamp will be open for teal hunting and here is what conditions will look like...

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Surveying for Bugs

Sometimes it is the little things...

Last week I was out looking to see what kind of food would be available for early season migrants like blue-winged teal.

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Looking For Critters

A Swiss-Army Knife, the Weather, and Wetlands:

The other night I sat outside in the shade and enjoyed the cool breeze and pondered the weather, the function of a good multi-tool like a Gerber or Swiss-army knife, and their relation to wetlands...

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Submerged Snails near Arrowhead

Watching the Grass Grow, Really?

Some may think that there isn’t much to see in a wetland during the summer. With spring migration long since passed and several sultry months to go before the activity of fall migration begins, what is there to look at and enjoy in a wetland? It is a good question.

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New Fishing Docks on Pool 1

Ready for Fishing Over the Fourth

The weather has cooperated enough to get a little bit of work done in the last few weeks.

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Photo shows American lotus flower pod at Duck Creek CA

Pool 1: Upcoming Partial Day Closure, June 18th Update

We wanted to let folks know that Pool 1 on Duck Creek will be closed to fishing for one partial day, which has yet to be determined, from first light of day until the completion of the job.

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Siren Mug Shot

Creature Feature: Godzilla Sequel?

Five hundred years ago maps from the old-world showed fantastic mythical beasts lurking ...

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Grandpas Tractor

Of Marshes and Machines

Although I grew up in a small town, I learned at an early age on my grandpa’s farm that nothing runs like a big green tractor.

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Submergent Algae

The 3 R's of Earth Day...A Wetland Mantra?

Perhaps you have heard the slogan, “Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle” this week as folks have focused on Earth Day and tried to highlight ways to “go green”...

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