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Mixed news for duck production outlook in the Dakotas

Rainfall received during the past two months has helped improve wetland conditions in both North Dakota and South Dakota, but early indications suggest that duck production will be down across both states this summer. (Photo courtesy of Ducks Unlimited)

Wetland conditions across large portions of the Prairie Pothole Region in North Dakota and South Dakota are vastly improved since the end of winter, thanks to weeks of steady precipitation going back to early April.
That’s good news for waterfowl and waterfowl hunters, but waterfowl managers in both states are pumping the brakes on any lofty expectations for this fall’s flight of birds out of the duck factory.

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