Record duck numbers. Whoo-hoo!
According to a recent report by Delta Waterfowl:
North America’s total spring duck population is the highest ever recorded, according to the annual Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey released today.
Conducted each May by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Canadian Wildlife Service, the survey puts the duck population at 48.6 million birds. That represents a 7 percent increase from 2011′s record number of 45.6 million.
“This is the highest duck count since we started the survey in 1955,” says Dr. Frank Rohwer, Delta Waterfowl’s scientific director. “We had excellent wetland conditions in 2011, the second-highest pond count ever. So last year, we made a pile of ducks. This year, we’re counting them.”
Looks like antoher great year ahead for hunters and Ducks Everywhere!
Read the entire report at http://www.deltawaterfowl.org/media/pr/2012/120703-BPOP.php