“Being a duck hunter anywhere in PA just stinks,” wrote frequent contributor Goosehunter.
“We can discuss what should be done, but when you look at PA’s harvest numbers compared to other states in the Atlantic Flyway, you come to the realization that PA is the armpit of the Atlantic Flyway.”
Because you can easily tell the difference between Drake and Hen Mallards it would make sense to allow only 2 Drakes. But I'm not sure saving Hens will help if the correct Habitat isn't available. Also not sure saving hens makes a difference, I'll point to Black Ducks as an example where the limit recently went up to 2 birds a day.
One thing for sure is the Feds have a mountain of leg banding data to back up their plan.