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  1. Allan

    Allan Elite Refuge Member

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    I’d guess there are a lot more Giant Canadas, as well as lesser and greater snow geese, the latter two due to agriculture.
     
  2. Out of focus

    Out of focus Elite Refuge Member

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    I bet when they landed on Plymouth Rock, they had to kick mallards out the way.
     
  3. QuaaackerJack

    QuaaackerJack Elite Refuge Member

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    mpkowal Elite Refuge Member

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    I thought that was a western problem. Water is scarce this year,lots of geese yhough.
     
  5. Sam Ortmann

    Sam Ortmann Senior Refuge Member

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    In the Missouri bootheel alone there was something like 2.4 millions acres of native wetlands drained. That’s just in one small corner of one state. There no way agriculture that is only sometimes beneficial to waterfowl can replace that much native habitat.
     
  6. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    That's the Atlantic Flyway, they have no mallards. You would have lost your bet.
     
  7. Dirtybird420

    Dirtybird420 Elite Refuge Member

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    To many people. End of conversation.
     
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  8. Little Ruddy

    Little Ruddy Elite Refuge Member

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    There weren't enough ducks at Jamestown Island when the pilgrims landed to make a gumbo. Hundreds of years later...still no gumbo!
     
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  9. burgawboy

    burgawboy Elite Refuge Member

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    It was different back then. Market hunting was done by my relatives in Hyde County. Canada Goose capital of the world in the 30’s and 40’s. Plenty of mallards and canvasbacks were pictured as well.
     
  10. Sam Ortmann

    Sam Ortmann Senior Refuge Member

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    Being a market hunter on the Chesapeake Bay or a member of the landed gentry in the ACE basin back in their hay days would have been a helluva time.
     
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