The Delta Waterfowl initial duck count survey for June 2016 has some mixed news for this coming waterfowl season.
The Delta Waterfowl initial duck count survey has some mixed news for duck hunters with drought conditions having an effect, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
The initial count is down due to some unseasonably dry conditions in the vast prairie pothole region across the U.S. and Canada. This is a having a negative impact on breeding this past spring and early summer. However; it is not all bad as overall duck populations remain stable and recent rainfall may provide an opportunity for the second nesting of ducks. More data will come in as summer surveys are completed but overall findings look positive for anther fairly good season.
Thanks to the conservation work of Delta Waterfowl and like-minded organizations, their efforts help to monitor and increase duck populations with close consultation with State and Provincial authorities. The cornerstone of their work is resourced by hunters, who volunteer time and money, to keep our duck populations healthy.
To help out with their important work consider joining Delta Waterfowl.