Delta waterfowl 2017 waterfowl breeding report by %

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  1. Spec

    Spec Gold Refuge Member

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    Mallards in 2016 11.79 in 2017 10.49 down 11 %
    Gadwall in2016 3.71 in 2017 4.18 up 13 %
    American Wigeon in 2016 3.41 in 2017 2.78 down 19%
    Northern Pintail in 2016 2.62 and in 2017 2.89 up 10%
    Green wing teal down
    Bluewing teal up 18 %
    Shovelers up 10%
    Redheads down 13%
    Cans down 1%
    Scaup down 12 %
    Total ducks for 2017 is 47.27 down 2% from 48.36 last year

    The biggest increase in Mallards was in the state of Washington up 72% who says Corn is the right food for Mallards!!Hahaha
     
  2. mark seaters

    mark seaters Elite Refuge Member

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    That's it. The season is a bust. I'm selling everything !!!:joker
     
  3. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Finally in a free state.
    The ones that used to keep going south. Not any more. Good for folks who can travel though. :tu:tu
     
  4. Jim Dandy

    Jim Dandy Elite Refuge Member

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    Who wants to know?!?
    Looks to me like you ARE selling everything. And what do you mean bust? Spoonies are up 10% for Pete's sake!!!

    Dandy
     
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    mark seaters Elite Refuge Member

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    Nate I have not killed a spoonie it 10 years since I came out of the closet as a mallard purist U know that.
     
  6. BMan

    BMan Elite Refuge Member

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    That wigeon number is disturbing - rather trade their numbers with gadwall -
    Down 19% is huge.........I wonder what caused that big of a drop?
     
  7. DkKiller&Max

    DkKiller&Max Elite Refuge Member

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    Bla bla bla.

    Reports said salmon were down this year too. Most know that wasn't true with all the fish caught. I'm seeing a ton of birds around.
     
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  8. mark seaters

    mark seaters Elite Refuge Member

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    :tu:tu

    I sold all my salmon gear too!!!
     
  9. California Flyway

    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    I hear you B Man.
    Widgeon became the new Mallard with Mallard numbers down. This year they will be the new Sprig.
     
  10. Spec

    Spec Gold Refuge Member

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    BMan many guys said they saw less Wigeon last season I don't feel that was the case as my numbers on them were up a lot but one blind does not make a flyway for sure my Sprig, Mallard and Goose numbers were up also. Wigeon took a pounding on several blinds in my area. Myself I like shooting them when late season fat is on them they are sooooooooooo good eating then.

    Hey Mark turn all those salmon loose you caught this season sold all your gear !!Wait I am still clearing my nose from the cough up of Coffee I just swallowed
     

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