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Trappers for Delta Waterfowl working record number of sites in attempt to increase nest success for waterfowl

A striped skunk invades a duck nest – a common occurrence in spring and a reason Delta Waterfowl began its predator program. (Photo courtesy of Delta Waterfowl)

Raccoons, foxes, and skunks do some of the most harm to duck populations.
And so trappers in Delta Waterfowl’s predator management program are working a record 46 sites in the prairie pothole region during the 2024 breeding season.
Trappers worked at 31 sites in 2023. The program expansion is an incremental step in Delta’s delivery of its Million Duck Campaign, a $250 million fundraising initiative with a goal to produce 1 million ducks annually.

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