Hunter Activity and Harvest Report for 2016-17 and 2017-18 Seasons Released

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Hunter setting decoys. Credit: Milton Friend/USFWS

The latest Migratory Bird Hunting Activity and Harvest Report has been released, reporting that 11.6 million ducks were harvested in the United States in the 2016-17 hunting season, increasing to 12.1 million ducks harvested in the 2017-18 season. The number of harvested geese was about 3.2 million nationally in 2016-17, increasing just slightly to 3.6 million geese in 2017-18.

In addition to reading the full report, you can also generate custom harvest trends reports to quickly and easily view the information that is important to you. With these custom reports, you can view harvest trends for a specific species in a specific state; or you can view results for all ducks or all geese on a national level or within a selected flyway; or you can see the total of all ducks and geese at the national level. Results from these custom reports are presented in line graph format to easily illustrate harvest trends from 1961 through 2015. To view harvest activity reports for previous years, visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Management website.

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