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Duckdog makes a good point about the decline of the fur industry.If that were not the case then populations of furbearers in duck breeding areas would be very different.
If a large scale program did come into being with the objective to reduce duck predator numbers it would have some major hurdles to jump.
First it would require the money,then it would need support from all the fed,state and provincial goverments.It would also have to target specific species while avoiding others,one eagle,hawk or endangered lynx poisoned or snared would kill off a predator program in a hurry.

I don't know if it will ever come about but if it does it will take a lot of resources to do it and maintain it,which translates into guys like us being willing to fork over cash to orgs that will do it.
 

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Raptors,hawks and eagles,prey on all bird species.One of the leading arguements to ban lead shot involved the number of raptors dieing from lead pellets ingested after taking cripples that had been shot but not retrieved.Anytime a hawk or eagle flies overhead the ducks I've seen take cover,for good reason.
 
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