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Duck Count for 2011 Higher Than Ever

A current survey shows that the current duck count is at 45.6 million, which is up 11 percent from the 2010 estimate of 40.8 million.

7/19/2011

According to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey taken in May 2011, the current duck population in the mid-West and Canada is the highest it has ever been.

The survey shows that the current duck count is at 45.6 million, which is up 11 percent from the 2010 estimate of 40.8 million. The population has been on the rebound for the last 15 years.

Officials believe the increase in numbers is due to near-perfect breeding conditions in these areas over the previous winter and spring.

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