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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-26-2018, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-26-2018, 03:19 PM
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Seems to me the proper thing to do is close hens and make the bag limit two drakes. Pretty easy to see the difference in the air.
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Here in the SE turkey populations have decreased now we hear that mallards are also dwindling..... could these birds also be suffering the effects of West Nile like the grouse are ?
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“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.
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The areas we hunt have seen a big increase in wood duck #s but not mallards. Most of our boxes had wood ducks in them this spring.
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