Saturday, July 20, 2013

2013 Duck Forecast

The good folks over at the US Fish and Wildlife Service have released their waterfowl survey for the year, and numbers look great again.  Some highlights:

  • Mallards remain 36% over the long-term average.  Great news for greenhead hunters
  • Wigeon increased by 23% last year to get to their long-term average
  • Canvasback, a species that was so low that they could not be hunted just a number of years ago, is now at 37% over their long-term average
  • Scaup remain a concern.  They dropped 20% in the past year, and are 17% below their long-term average
See below for the full details
Looks to be another good year in the swamp.

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