The 2017-2018 duck season has come to a close. I hope everyone got out and was able to take advantage of the abundance of waterfowl in our area. I received messages from members that this was a season of diversity. They harvested birds that they normally don't see. Great to hear that some wall hangers were harvested. Don't put your gear away just yet because Goose season is still open, so take advantage of getting back out and taking a few "Big Birds".Read More
Some members have been asking the Executive Board about starting up the feeding program because of the cold weather were are having.
UNFORTUNATELY whether we like it or not, the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 50, makes it illegal to distribute bait during any part of the waterfowl hunting seasons. Our hunting season on Ducks and Geese is far from over ...Read More
This year is the 20th anniversary of the Department of Environmental Conservations Youth Waterfowl program. It is a program that introduces waterfowling to kids ages 12 to 14. The South Shore Waterfowlers Association has been involved since the beginning. We have been involved ...Read More
I was just informed by the Town of Babylon that the camper facility at Cedar Beach Marina is going to stay open till Oct 31 this year. That puts the squash on our show that was scheduled for Oct 29th. We are moving the show date to our old rain date, which is November 5th, with a new rain date of Nov. 12. I hope all our vendors can make the show due to the date change. Most importantly, I hope ALL OUR MEMBERS can make the new date. We need all the help we can get. The date change was out of my control, but I hope the SSWA membership will pull together to make the date work.Read More
Great event. Ferry ticket, Open Bar, Dinner and Dessert. Wonderful time had by all. Come support SSWA and have a terrific time doing it.Read More
At the February 6, 2017 SSWA meeting, one of our members (Ben Sohm) raised the issue of his finding “rice breast” disease in local black ducks in ever increasing numbers in recent years. He also pointed out that he likely local culprit in all of this is the raccoon. To understand why this may be so, I decided to revisit this topic.Read More
I attended the Atlantic Flyway Council October meetings in Jacksonville, Florida this year. This meeting schedule is new, and reflects a shift in focus from a former “hurry -up” offense to a more sensible “let’s not be too hasty” approach to meetings about waterfowl management in the Atlantic Flyway.Read More