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Brood numbers up, brood size down in North Dakota heading into 2023 season

While North Dakotans experienced a recent past snowy winter season, the snowmelt filled wetlands, setting up waterfowl for a solid breeding and nesting season in 2023. (Photo by Tony Wenzel)

While North American duck counts are down in 2023, North Dakota offers a bright spot for duck production.
North Dakota Game and Fish Department migratory game bird biologists expect a fall flight of ducks similar to 1998, 2004, and 2020. The fall flight is anticipated to be about 23% above last year’s fall flight, based on observations from the state’s annual mid-July duck production survey.

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