ND Duck Survey
Doug Barrett | Jun 25, 2019 AT 7:48 am
The number of breeding ducks in North Dakota tops three-point-four million. The annual spring duck survey by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department says the index was the 22nd highest on record and stands 40-percent above the long-term average.
Migratory game bird supervisor Mike Szymanski says duck numbers generally trend with wetland conditions. The number of temporary and seasonal wetlands was substantially higher than last year with the spring water index up 46-percent.
Although conditions appear favorable - a July brood survey will provide a better idea of what hunters can expect in the fall.