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Breeding Ducks Down, But Still Above Long-term Average

Estimate is 9 percent below last year but 11 percent above long-term average WASHINGTON, DC — According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), the preliminary estimate of total ducks from the 2008 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey was just over 37 million. This is a 9 percent…


2008 Waterfowl Survey Shows Ducks Breeding Farther North, Bypassing Dry Prairies

The preliminary estimate of total ducks from the 2008 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey was just over 37 million, which is a nine percent decline from last year’s estimate, but still 11 percent greater than the 1955-2007 average. In the U.S. and Canadian prairies, population estimates of many species…


Harvest Strategy for Scaup Set

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Service Regulations Committee met with consultants for the Flyway Councils to begin deliberations on the waterfowl hunting regulations for the upcoming fall season. Among a number of key issues addressed by the Regulations Committee this year was a harvest strategy for scaup. “Hunters are…


Missouri River Brown Trout Estimates Complete

Brown trout populations on the Missouri River between Holter Dam and the town of Cascade are up, say state fisheries biologists. Fish, Wildlife and Parks fisheries crews recently completed the annual population estimates for brown trout in the 33-mile stretch of the Missouri River. This year the number of brown…


DFG Completes 2008 Waterfowl Breeding Population Survey; Twelve percent decrease in population seen among duck speciesMay 28, 2008Contact:

Duck populations decreased this year, the Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) annual waterfowl breeding population survey shows. The breeding population of mallards decreased 24 percent, from 388,300 in 2007 to 297,100 this year. The total population of all duck species decreased from 627,600 to 554,000, which is a 12…


DFG Announces Changes to Recreational Groundfish 2008 Fishing Regulations

Public Meeting Scheduled April 26 in Ukiah Recreational fishing regulations are proposed to change on or about May 1, 2008, for those anglers fishing for groundfish in northern California. The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) announced that these regulation changes will prohibit fishing in waters greater than 20…