The USFWS has just released its 2018 Waterfowl Population Status Report. While dry spring conditions are to blame for recent declines, the majority of population numbers are still above their long-term averages.
The 2017 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey was released in August, and things are looking good for North America’s duck population, considering the 2017 survey is the fifth highest annually reported total breeding duck population since the start of the survey in 1955.
North America's breeding duck population has taken a slight dip in 2016, but remains well-above the long-term average, according to the annual Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey released by Delta Waterfowl.
While most breeders of sporting dogs are in it for the right reasons—namely to benefit their chosen breeds—anytime an endeavor involves the exchange of money, not everyone will operate above board. So, here’s how to find and vet potential breeders to ensure your goals and expectations align with their puppy program.
Can we assume that an estimated eight percent jump in breeding ducks means we'll all see more birds at our blinds come fall?