Collegiate Waterfowl National Championship

Campus Waterfowl is excited to be hosting the 2023 Collegiate Waterfowl National Championship in partnership with Ducks Unlimited!! The Collegiate Waterfowl National Championship is a tournament that includes 64 colleges in each of the waterfowl flyways; the mission, to find the best college for waterfowl hunting and waterfowl hunters.


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 Updated on March 30, 2023 @ 9:20am CST
2023 Collegiate Waterfowl National Championship


Submission March 1 March 5
Round 1 March 6 March 9
Round 2 March 10 March 13
Round 3 March 14
March 17
Flyway Finals
March 18
March 21
Fowl Four March 22
March 25
March 26
March 29


How are the schools selected to be in the CWNC?
The top 8 in each flyway were chosen based on the results of the 2022 Collegiate Waterfowl National Championship. The remaining 32 schools are nominated and voted on by Campus Waterfowl's community on social media then ranked based on the amount of times the schools were commented and liked.

How does a school advance to the next round?
Voting will occur each round using a voting program. The school with the most votes will advance to the next round.

Is the champion school actually the best waterfowl college in the nation?
Possibly 🤷‍♂️ - given the criteria to enter and advance to the next round, the champion school will be recognized as a very dedicated group of collegiate waterfowl hunters by the community and outdoor industry.

What is the best college for waterfowl hunting in the country?
No clue, the proper research needs to done. Possible factors to consider would be the number of migratory birds in the area, land accessibility, number of collegiate waterfowl hunters, community support, etc.