North American duck numbers at all-time high
There's good news in duck-breeding country. Total duck-breeding numbers in the traditional duck breeding areas of the U.S. and Canada are at an all-time high of 45.6 million birds, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
That's an 11 percent increase over last year's 40.8 million ducks and is 35 percent above the long-term average.
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