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Theres been banded ducks reporting being over 25 years old.
 

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I did a paper on this in college and found that the average life span of a Canada goose is 10-25 years. After looking over many sources that were credible there was a Canada goose that was 33 years old and a mallard duck that was 20 years old. Although, there are there have been ones in captivity that have lived longer. A couple sources said a Canada goose lived to be over 40 years old in captivity.
 

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Just another reason why to let hens pass...they can live a LONG time. I believe I read somewhere that older hens are more successful at nesting also.

A hen that shot is one that will not only nest following year...but also the year after that...and the year after that....etc....

I'm not trying to start a debate on shooting hens. I shoot the occasional one myself and wouldn't ever look down on anyone for taking a legal bird. It's just something to think about...
 

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i agree.. dont have to let them go but try to shoot the drakes only when pssible
 
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