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MN duck numbers

Postby kbooger » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:01 am

http://news.dnr.state.mn.us/2013/07/15/ ... more-12609

Looks like its going to be a good year :)
The state’s estimated breeding duck population was 683,000 compared with last year’s estimate of 469,000. This year’s estimate is 10 percent above the long-term average of 620,000 breeding ducks.

This year’s mallard breeding population was estimated at 293,000, 30 percent above last year’s estimate of 225,000 breeding mallards, 14 percent above the recent 10-year average and 30 percent above the long-term average.

The blue-winged teal population was 144,000 compared with 109,000 in 2012 but remained 33 percent below the long-term average of 216,000.

The combined populations of other ducks, such as wood ducks, ring-necked ducks, gadwalls, northern shovelers, canvasbacks and redheads was 246,000, This was 82 percent higher than last year and 39 percent above the long-term average.
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Re: MN duck numbers

Postby beretta24 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:40 am

kbooger wrote:http://news.dnr.state.mn.us/2013/07/15/breeding-duck-numbers-improved-canada-goose-population-declines/#more-12609

Looks like its going to be a good year :)
The state’s estimated breeding duck population was 683,000 compared with last year’s estimate of 469,000. This year’s estimate is 10 percent above the long-term average of 620,000 breeding ducks.

This year’s mallard breeding population was estimated at 293,000, 30 percent above last year’s estimate of 225,000 breeding mallards, 14 percent above the recent 10-year average and 30 percent above the long-term average.

The blue-winged teal population was 144,000 compared with 109,000 in 2012 but remained 33 percent below the long-term average of 216,000.

The combined populations of other ducks, such as wood ducks, ring-necked ducks, gadwalls, northern shovelers, canvasbacks and redheads was 246,000, This was 82 percent higher than last year and 39 percent above the long-term average.

That's not bad, but the feds preliminary scaup numbers are horrible. Thanks for the link.

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Re: MN duck numbers

Postby therewillbeblood » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:17 pm

good news, anyone know when the season dates will be official?
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