July 5, 2014 5:49 PM

Outdoor notes: Duck population increasing, survey shows

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ 2014 summer survey on adult ducks and breeding ponds shows populations are about eight-percent above the same survey last year. Preliminary estimates put the population at 49.2 million ducks, compared to 45.6 million last year. This year’s count is 43 percent above the long-term average.

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