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.
Wigeon (Anas americana)
These are nervous birds, quick to take alarm. The white belly and forewing
are very showy in the air.
Wigeons have an average length of 21 inches and an average weight of 1 3/4 pounds.
When open water is handy, wigeons often raft up offshore until late afternoon.
Typical Flock Pattern
Wigeons move to marshes and ponds to feed.
- Drakes whistle; hens have a loud kaow and a lower qua-awk.
- Their flight is fast, irregular, with many twists and turns. In a bunched flock, their movements have been compared to those of pigeons.
Publications and Literature
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Federal Duck Stamp Office Presents: North American Waterfowl
585 Donnelley Drive
Green Pond, SC 29446