Wildlife - Species
Species Specific Regulations
Licenses: Hunting License required. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Federal Duck Stamp) that is validated by the hunter signing the stamp in ink across the face of the stamp
Limits: Please see Migratory Bird Regulations for any game zones restrictions or Limitations.
Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Shovelers, "spoonbills" to many are early migrants, moving out at the first frost.
Shovelers have an average length of 19 1/2 inches and an average weight of 1 1/2 pounds.
The largest numbers are
in the Central and Pacific flyways.
Typical Flock Pattern
The usual flight is steady and direct. When startled, the small flocks twist and turn in the air like teal.
- Drakes call woh-woh and took-took; the hen’s quack is feeble.
Publications and Literature
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Federal Duck Stamp Office Presents: North American Waterfowl
585 Donnelley Drive
Green Pond, SC 29446