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Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

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Big jump in North Dakota spring breeding duck numbers

72nd annual spring breeding duck survey showed an index of 3.4 million birds, up 20 percent from last year. That’s the 22nd highest index on record and stands 40 percent above the 71-year average.

Murky waters for Pennsylvania’s mallard numbers

Ian Gregg, game management division chief for the Game Commission, said there isn’t one single cause that is responsible for the declining mallard population. Contributing factors include habitat changes impacting food reserves, competition from Canada

Sight of buffleheads soothes on a cold winter’s night

A waterfowler’s season is never over, even when the trusty, weatherbeaten old shotgun is cleaned and racked and the bags of decoys and other paraphernalia of the trade are stowed in the barn for winter.

Duck hunting slows as lakes freeze

But Canada goose numbers remain good in many areas and should provide some opportunity for goose hunters over the next week.

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