Moderator: David. An area to shoot shotguns at clay targets is located to the north of the 100 yard rifle range. 12/11/20 07:46 PM … to the range building or appropriate location and clean assigned bench area before leaving. Waterfowl migration updates will begin in late January/ early February when snow geese start to make their migration north. There are more than 20 Waterfowl Management Areas (WMAs) throughout Utah that are owned and managed by the DWR. No waterfowl hunting in Swan Creek WMA dewatering unit on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays except for the last 14 days of the waterfowl season. Shotguns with no. For higher resolution print or PDF format maps of the WMAs, or for more information, contact the Bureau of Land Management at 609-984-0547 or e-mail WMAMAPS@dep.nj.gov . 63 0 obj <> endobj Purpose: To enhance 1,200 acres of wetlands habitat on Swan Creek WMA through installation of a 60-inch screw-gate water control structure and construction of levee.The water control structure was installed to facilitate dewatering of the impoundment during spring, thereby allowing managers access to plant agricultural crops for waterfowl. This 36,000-acre WMA supports more than 300 species of wildlife including the largest wintering mule deer herd in Idaho. Twenty years ago, tundra swan hunting … Muzzleloaders may not be capped until they are pointed down range. There is no telephone at the Swan Creek Range itself. Shotguns may be loaded only while the shooter is on a firing station with the muzzle pointed down range. Billingsley Creek WMA lies below the volcanic rim of the Snake River Plain in the Hagerman Valley. Shotguns on Rifle/ Pistol range for patterning only. The original water-control structure was built in the 1990s and was one of the first collaborative … ����(w��$��pJ����!�6]q��+��"Qy����a4�'�S^�$���̾����n����R�����t� ������ �|l�����c>��pmofȤǏS��Fg��"�6�$M�r�Qmh'_"��� -�;��Ĝ��M&�"M�9ά?�~���׋�巏�1� �W�i�S0R�t��֒w*�Sq�1�b�6�2��w�|�-#���|ώJn|�8�����,n���D��vV��^�u� pQb �+ \� �V[��Q���}�J�?�+�Շ��%xp�����E�#��f��Y�pg5Y��$N���S�t�� |ں) !ϊHDg��.�YG�ڜM9®���nW����~����Y�̕� 5�x���[�h���x`�*8�����@C�;)�{([��\RU�4g*�x�q��O�̪�׫;��AXmGͤN��O���v8 Shooters are responsible for picking up all of their spent shotgun shells to be placed in garbage barrels or removed from range. {�����x*��L������(z3J}O��(.x.�j�P�bE۝�9�p�����4�im{r�)[S魞� ��p�?�\�Q{����h�(�f-�k����\M>�2՛t�9:�� ��?O�] �9yiس hve��{���3�ۮ'AUP���}dr���ѭd��5~4�. For nonresidents, a valid WMA license or non-resident hunting license is required for all range users age 16 or older. Only thirty (30) selected blinds will be installed at predetermined sites in the dewatering unit. The Rifle/Pistol ranges are controlled with voice commands. }UE�7C����(�X���q9#�0���}���P�x���u�jEC�zj��ǧ7i���8���)�jwl�~�h�M`K�0C١�!���C=�=����g�N��mYuާ�5�EĆԩ������Wa%��zE ��Fg��S�'/�s��p{��h�ڊ��(�� ˀ����V�FZHN3��S������7��%�Ȕ?���ۤ� ��. REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY: SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - LOCATION: MOUND CITY. The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. The Swan Creek WMA Shooting Range range provides shooting opportunities at distances up to 100 yards. 0 No waterfowl hunting in the Harris-Sweetwater (Swan Creek) dewatering impoundment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays of the regular waterfowl season except during the last 14 days of the season. Post a reply. Clicking on a WMA name opens a topographic map of the area in a new tab/window. The Swan Creek Dewatering Unit Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities Include: Three (3) boat launches from which hunters may access the dewatering unit for hunting other areas (must stay at least 150 yards from Drawn Blinds). Closed to waterfowl hunting. %%EOF endstream endobj startxref Adjacent uplands shelter upland birds, particularly pheasants and quail. This does not apply to the Youth Waterfowl Days. Violations may result in citation or loss of privileges for 24 hours. Wildlife management areas (WMAs) are part of Minnesota's outdoor recreation system and are established to protect those lands and waters that have a high potential for wildlife production, public hunting, trapping, fishing, and other compatible recreational uses. Public hunting closed when floodwaters prevent safe entry to blinds by wheeled vehicles. Firearms must only be fired from designated stations on the concrete shooting line into the embankment at stationary paper targets, self-healing or metal automatic reset targets. No more than two shooters are allowed at each rifle bench. 75 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<1DDA6E45F3371B48B9714CDCE51CFA93>]/Index[63 17]/Info 62 0 R/Length 82/Prev 953920/Root 64 0 R/Size 80/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream 4 shot or smaller may be fired at moving clay targets on designated clay areas only. %PDF-1.7 %���� ranges operate on simultaneous shooting sessions. Shooting guests under the age of 16 must remain within an arm’s reach of an adult at all times while on the firing line. Pistols must be unloaded, magazines out, slides locked back and cylinders open and placed on the bench at the firing line muzzle down range. JOACHIM BIBLE WATERFOWL REFUGE UNIT (THAT PORTION OF LICK CREEK BOTTOMS WMA BETWEEN MURRAY BRIDGE ROAD, BIBLES CHAPEL ROAD, AND SOUTH MOHAWK ROAD) Closed to all forms of use and trespass from Nov. 15 – last day of Feb. except in designated observation areas. Firearms are to remain unloaded until the muzzle is pointed down range in the ready-to-fire position. Wildlife Management Areas. Duck harvest and population data reports. Same as statewide, except as noted. Of the 103,030 the majority of them were Mallards at 96,625 and Pintail at 3,240. All firearms must be moved from vehicles to shooting line unloaded and cased or holstered. Muzzleloaders may be shot on 100 yd. Action on uncased guns shall be open when not on the firing line. Apply online for a swan permit during the drawing application period. The WMA offers 8,870 acres of waterfowl and small game hunting opportunities along Wheeler Lake. Multiple access points for walk-in hunters who wish to hunt more shallow waters (must stay at least 150 yards from Drawn Blinds). Down from 122,300 in the previous survey. endstream endobj 64 0 obj <> endobj 65 0 obj <> endobj 66 0 obj <>stream The Boise River WMA is situated in the foothills of the Boise mountains and along Lucky Peak and Arrowrock Reservoirs in the Boise River drainage. Register Log In Aldeer.com Forums AL Wingshooters Question about Swan Creek WMA hunting: Forums Calendar Active Threads Forum Help: Aldeer Classifieds Weller Full Proof for trade by tpageal. Clem OP Mildly Quirky Clem OP Mildly Quirky. Found throughout the state, the public can generally drive to a WMA in less than two hours from the major population centers … No quick draw from holster is allowed on the firing line. /V6&_6�!u4��?�ЮRG('�ّ�#FK8�E�� pK��1x��Lz����M,����Մ����! It shall be illegal to violate any posted restriction. 3 posts • Page 1 of 1. mud creek and swan creek wma. Reported on 12-2 that in the most recent survey conducted on 11-30 there were 103,030 ducks on the refuge. Hunting season opens the day after Thanksgiving. When the range is cold all firearms must be unloaded and placed on bench with actions open muzzle down range. Winter Hours (October – March)  (Closed during dates of open duck season as noted above). Guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult while on property. If the magazine of a handgun or rifle is loaded and in the firearm, the firearm is considered loaded even if there is no round in the chamber. The targets. Ducks Unlimited regional biologist Tim Willis and engineer Billy Hill recently met with Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) staff to discuss replacing the water-management infrastructure on Swan Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) near Decatur, Alabama. For more information, visit www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/wildlife-management-areas. Waterfowl Hunting on WMAs. Guests causing a disturbance or problems may be asked to leave range grounds. More hunters … Youth hunting small game on a WMA: Youths, ages 6–16, must be accompanied by a adult, 21 years of age or older, who must remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device except as otherwise noted. Join us in celebrating the snow goose migration in Pennsylvania. All shooters must register with the range officer at Range House before proceeding to the firing line. Orientation course: Take this one-time course before applying for a swan permit. Any other disruptive behavior which affects the safe operation of the range or is deemed inappropriate for a family atmosphere will not be tolerated and the responsible party may be asked to leave the facility at the range staff’s discretion. If the person continues to use profanity they will forfeit their range privileges for the remainder of the day. All waterfowl hunting blinds of selection applicants must be at Swan Creek WMA between the hours of 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM on the third Saturday of October for inspection. 40" 51.74" N; 86 deg. Physically Disabled Hunting and Fishing Trail. Billingsley Creek, the centerpiece of the WMA, provides open water to wintering waterfowl. All shooters must register with the range officer before proceeding to the firing line. 79 0 obj <>stream Limit of 1 box of shells (25 per person) in possession on Swan Creek WMA while waterfowl hunting. Dogs are allowed during spring squirrel season except where noted. Waterfowl Management Areas. @|}-�����F�ʜ��,�� �(�?���Pf!5���ų"�i.o��l��jjE�� A drawing is held in late October to select … Shooting guests are responsible for the conduct of their non-shooting guests. There are four ranges (25, 50, 100 yards) located side by side with a dividing berm to allow shooters to go down range independently of each other. The Swan Creek WMA Shooting Range range provides shooting opportunities at distances up to 100 yards. No smoking, vaping or smokeless tobacco on ranges. The majority of the WMAs are in great condition and should have lots of birds when the hunts open. Keep all firearms unloaded and muzzles pointed down range when not firing. No waterfowl hunting in the Harris-Sweetwater (Swan Creek) dewatering impoundment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays of the regular waterfowl season except during the last 14 days of the season. Guest not going down range must step behind yellow safety line. Waterfowl Migration Update. Discuss Alabama duck hunting and more. Three Westerns states — Montana, Utah and Nevada — allow tundra swan hunting, and Idaho is considering a hunt in its Panhandle counties. H�\Wɮ$9ݿ��5���lAKH,P/+-P����9�ud�VI��I;�;�;��J�~���? GPS coordinates for the range are: 34 deg. The range is closed in late fall and winter during the dates of open duck season. Local bird production provides hunting opportunity during the first weeks of waterfowl season, before the bulk of migrating waterfowl appear in the Payette River valley. Waterfowl hunting is popular on the WMA. Swan Creek WMA is located in Limestone County near Decatur, Alabama. WFF officers may be called at the range officers’ discretion if the situation requires a law enforcement presence. range only. Swan hunting boundary This does not apply to the Youth Waterfowl Days. Conditions at specific waterfowl areas — updated for fall 2020! The range is located west of Highway 31 at 18936 Harris Station Road, Tanner, AL 35671 in Limestone County. Shooters may only retrieve their own brass. h�b``�b``�``a`��ea@ &�(��� ��, c೾� ��� �� $y���ðF�-4�{��#m� >���|v?�4#Yi >c ����v n���g�(+P%/õR ���k5� � =d endstream endobj 67 0 obj <>stream Question about Swan Creek WMA hunting [Re: cartervj] #2993007 12/24/19 04:38 PM 12/24/19 04:38 PM: Joined: Dec 2002 Posts: 49,278 Under a Rock. The Swan Creek WMA is more than 8,800 acres and features waterfowl and small game hunting and fishing on Wheeler Lake. Guests using profanity will not be tolerated. No firearms may be handled when the range is cold. Only one rifle at a time may be fired from each bench. Swan Creek WMA is the only WMA in the state that allows the installation of waterfowl blinds for the entire season. Except for designated observation area, Swan Lake Unit closed Oct. 15-March 15 as waterfowl refuge. There are two types of big game WMA permits for all WMAs depending upon the hunt: Quota and Annual Non-quota Special Season/WMA Big Game. Guests must return all range equipment (target frames, targets,etc.) All used targets, shotgun hulls, and other trash shall be placed in a garbage can, or removed from the range. Motorized access is restricted in the winter to protect wintering wildlife. A warning to stop the use of profanity will be issued by the range officer to the person responsible. As far as duck hunting the State of Waterfowl is definitely worth watching. h�27S0P07W02U0�P0�P���w�MJMIIMq��I-V0����IT���$������ `)������Ԓh� �X�R'w#}�Դ�Ҝ}� ��Ĝ�T �W�P?�� �U0�30��,HE����Л_ Qlg` ��1� Single individuals will not be allowed to shoot clay targets without someone to pull for them. range or far left position of 50/25 yd. Shotguns must remain unloaded with the action open until it is time to shoot. All ranges are wheelchair accessible and have concrete walkways for downrange access to the target lines. Operational hours will be posted on the Swan Creek Range website. 59' 20.97" W. Purchasing a license can be done in one of three ways: Official Web Site of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, © 2020 Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, 64 N. Union Street, Suite 468 - Montgomery, Alabama 36130, The range is closed in late fall and winter during the dates of open duck season. The 50/25 yrd. 12/11/20 09:11 PM NERF Guns and Acc by Diesel. There are four ranges (25, 50, 100 yards) located side by side with a dividing berm to allow shooters to go down range independently of each other. $e�q���[q���B� )�$�'7��V�%2#e��@e��*����8$���O�t��X���g�M�j}Ϛzh� >��gE�4E�L*�)&��r���&Q�!B��qߐW�T���Ha�[t�S�=���0��sg�Tw�p6�5���&�g����bu����tjjfe�ߐ|dq��,�ڣJVy#�&SerB�sj�TƫiB#�8����'�B�K%�Nλ!2*��0SgVg��jq6�mЩ�L�MG��+,�1ebf e�~�����n�P=F3"��H}��-�zV>��I�1c Minimum age to shoot unaccompanied by an adult (21 or older) is 16 for rifle/shotgun and 18 for handgun. Firearms are considered loaded if shells/cartridges are in the chamber, magazine or cylinder. More than 200 hunters joined a drawing for 50 prime duck blind spots recently at Swan Creek. View an aerial image of the range location. Duck harvest and population data reports; Swan hunting information. Maps are in PDF format and many have been compressed to reduce file size and download time. Limit of 1 box (25 shells a person) in possession on Swan Creek WMA while waterfowl hunting during regular waterfowl season. License is required of shooting guests 16 to 65 years of age utilizing the facilities. Those with a swan permit may harvest only one swan during the 2020 season. At no time will an individual be down range while live firing is occurring. Children under age 6. The WFF Swan Creek WMA Facility is a family oriented location and we encourage families to use the facility. ●Limit of 1 box of shells (25 per person) in possession on Swan Creek WMA while waterfowl hunting. The hunting on the river islands, and the WMA in general, tends to heat up when other water in the area freezes. Fishing and boating available. Guests are liable for any damage they cause to WFF property. PERMITS: A season permit required for all hunting.Permits for trapping must be obtained from area biologist. except armor-piercing, tracer or any ammunition considered to be incendiary or explosive. Additional shooter with the same party must stay behind the yellow safety line until it is their turn to shoot. Minimum age to shoot rifle, pistol, or shotgun is 6 years of age. The range is operated by the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries in cooperation with the Tennessee Valley Authority. Non-shooters must remain behind the yellow safety line at all times. No firing shall be allowed while anyone is down range. h�bbd```b``:"���6��H2��$� ���@"Ӹ@윝 v���uH~}d��4�X/#������@� � The Swan Creek WMA duck blind drawing is the only hunting opportunity in the state that allows the selected hunters to place their blind at a stationary location on public land with excellent waterfowl habitat for the entire waterfowl season. The Swan Creek WMA duck blind drawing is the only hunting opportunity in the state that allows the selected hunters to place their blind at a stationary location on public land with excellent waterfowl habitat for the entire waterfowl season. WMAs with a "BG" after the name require a Big Game WMA Permit in order to hunt big game, in addition to the regular hunting and big game licenses. Special regulations for hunting, advance application for waterfowl hunting. The live stream of Middle Creek’s lake is live year round. The creek is fed by seven springs that originate along the basalt rim rock. LocationThe range is located west of Highway 31 at 18936 Harris Station Road, Tanner, AL 35671 in Limestone County. Smoking is only allowed in designated areas. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants. Nevada's state-owned Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) are home to many resident and migratory birds and mammals. Canada geese and mallards are the most common species, but other waterfowl including wood ducks, gadwall, widgeon, green-winged teal and common goldeneye are also found here. ]�������ߕ����_�v��?���˯����_�����l��/_%�WWY�U�������׫^�ծ_\���)�q��](�EqQ��5s�~ɯ"�@�;wt���^�y���ʗ0��/���..Qꅢw�\��^Z�@�!��W�)�����U�0�"�V$V�hK�:/n6��>}DyB����[eՠN��$�K'RW��qUUn�Ԯۀ��8%�q{�����A�g��n^Ty��/�x�xu�u��]r���gO���s`h�hHX�h`w�� The range is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. For Alabama residents, a valid hunting, heritage, fishing, or WMA license is required for all range users between the ages of 16-64. Only targets directly down range of shooting position must be shot, no crossfire. l�f*����NY�c�1@���QȎ��@�W��T@�S�B�4�2N�M��-�)�_�8���-ʄ>qأ���2rqÖ��A)�Fܰ)������>Q��X��R�,2��h"R�2�lBp`[��? All activity pro hibited in the dewatering unit on these days. Swan Creek Wildlife Management Area is one of the go-to destinations for waterfowl hunting in the Tennessee Valley. An area to shoot shotguns at clay targets is located to the north of the 100 yard rifle range. All persons are to remain behind the shooter while firing is taking place. cormorants, waterfowl, bald eagles. No profanity allowed on the range. Removable magazines may be loaded if they are separate from the firearm. All brass shall be placed in barrels designated “Brass Only”. Deer and elk hunting are allowed on the WMA, but are limited due to its small acreage. (November 21, 2020 - February 7, 2021). Shooting may resume only after the range is clear and made hot.
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