Drought conditions this year have affected waterfowl habitats in eastern Colorado so that hunters may have trouble finding ducks and geese this fall and winter.

KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Avian research program leader for Colorado Parks and Wildlife Jim Gammonley says lack of moisture in the state will likely force birds to migrate elsewhere. Park and Wildlife officials say spots with enough water will have ducks and geese, but conditions could change based on precipitation. They say most lakes in southeast Colorado are low and dry.

While the drought may make finding waterfowl difficult this year, officials say a dry cycle can help wetlands be more productive in the long-term. Hunting season varies depending on the location and game.


Waterfowl hunting information, including links to hunting dates, are available from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

 

Comments are closed.

News

February 10, 2016 | NPR · Iowa and New Hampshire have spoken, each in its own unique accent. Now the race moves on to Nevada and South Carolina, states quite different from the first two, and quite different from each other.
 

The Washington Post/Getty Images
February 10, 2016 | NPR · An MSNBC host accidentally called the candidate “Bernie sandwich.” Sanders supporters and adversaries on Twitter jumped in.
 

AP
February 9, 2016 | NPR · The agreement, negotiated by the city of Ferguson, Mo., and the Justice Department, is expected to cost the city more than $2 million per year. The city council altered the plan to reduce that cost.
 

Arts & Life

NPR
February 9, 2016 | NPR · “It’s a little space, well-measured and precise, in which you have to keep the ball bouncing,” says Álvaro Enrigue. His book, Sudden Death, pits the Italian painter against the Spanish poet.
 

Keith O'Brien for NPR
February 9, 2016 | NPR · Deep in the woods of New Hampshire, 20 inmates are engaged in a fierce chess tournament in a secluded prison. The prize may be just a paper certificate, but even then, winning means a lot.
 

Ashley Cleek for NPR
February 9, 2016 | WBHM · Pop-up dining experiences are cropping up across the country. While diners savor an exclusive meal, chefs get to try out recipes and gauge the local market for their food before opening a restaurant.
 

Music

February 9, 2016 | NPR · Baaba Maal is one of the most well-known Senegalese singers today. For over three decades, his music has won him fans all over the world. Music reviewer Banning Eyre says his first album in seven years, The Traveller, is different and surprising.
 

Courtesy of the artist
February 9, 2016 | WXPN · Hear the experimental singer, songwriter and composer perform songs from Have You In My Wilderness.
 

Mountain Stage
February 9, 2016 | NPR · The frontman of The Hold Steady makes his first solo appearance in front of a Mountain Stage crowd.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab