The SSWA is making funds available from this
year's Duckboat Show and allocating it toward the
refurbishing and installation of radio collars on
isn't a whole lot of information available on the
migration of our brant population. So we are
pairing up with New Jersey Fish and Wildlife to
find out more about our birds. With the aid of
these radio collars, scientists can further study
the flight patterns and winter location of this
population of brant. They can track these birds
and learn a lot about their migrations.
mate for life. Brant migrate to the Arctic Circle
and beyond to breed. Brant winter in large flocks
from Massachusetts to North Carolina. Seventy
percent winter in New Jersey, with Long Island
having the 2nd largest wintering populations.
has been little recent research on the ecology of
Atlantic brant. Current information regarding
migration routes, timing, and stop-over sites is
lacking. This information, along with current
breeding colony locations, would be valuable to
biologists for making better management
We hope to continue to
collar these birds with transmitters to further
aid in these studies.
the way, if you should happen to harvest one of
the brant, please return the transmitter to us so
they can be re-used for future bandings.
is one way our organization can come to the aid
of our local waterfowl. We hold these events and
raffles to raise money. With these funds we can
do something locally to improve our sport.
Sporting Clays Shoot
March 23, 2003, the SSWA will be having a
Sporting Clays Shoot and lunch at the
Peconic River Sportsman's Club. It will
start at 10:00 a.m. and sign-up will be
at 9:30 a.m.
are required so we know how much food to
have on hand. It is open to SSWA members
and their friends. Call Curt at
631-661-0379 so I can hold a place for
you the day of the shoot. It will cost
$40 for a round of 100 clays with lunch
included. BRING YOUR OWN SHELLS.
to get a spot because the numbers are
limited. Talk to your friends and bring
them along for a day of clays, food, and