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Fall 2013 Duck Forecast Promising

Better put that Lab, Chessie or golden on a serious work-out program. And it might be wise to start stocking up on a few more boxes of steel shotgun shells,…and not because they’re being hoarded like handgun and rifle ammo.

The number of ducks sliding down the fly-way could be impressive this year. Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl both recently sent press releases that site U.S. Fish and Wildlife figures showing the number of breeding (adult) ducks on the northern breeding ducks are high again.

Overall numbers are down six-percent from last year’s very high population, but the number of ponds available for breeding was up about 24 percent across North America’s “Duck Factory” of the northern U.S. and Canada.

The attached chart is courtesy of Delta Waterfowl. YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF THEIR RECENT REPORT.