Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Ely Lake Expert

some interesting numbers

7 posts in this topic

I found this on a duck hunting site, don't know how accurate it is but it is interesting.

Top 5 Duck States + More…


Top 5 Duck States by Harvest

1. California - 1,327,200

2. Texas - 1,255,400

3. Arkansas - 1,080,400

4. Louisiana - 877,800

5. Minnesota - 531,500

Top 5 States for Mallards Only

1. Arkansas - 475,075

2. California - 349,758

3. Missouri - 242,104

4. North Dakota - 233,142

5. Washington - 212,209

Top 5 States for Snow Geese

1. Texas - 221,375

2. Louisiana - 94,028

3. Arkansas - 88,721

4. California - 46,934

5. Missouri - 37,722

Top 5 States for Canada Geese

1. Minnesota - 207,266

2. Pennsylvania - 180,943

3. Maryland - 170,034

4. Michigan - 141,800

5. North Dakota - 133,043

U.S. Duck Harvest by Species

1. Mallard - 4,466,927

2. Green-winged teal - 1,500,479

3. Gadwall - 1,363,954

4. Wood duck - 1,119,921

5. Blue-winged/cinnamon teal - 703,534

6. Wigeon - 701,701

7. Northern shoveler - 541,956

8. Ring-necked duck - 475,184

9. Northern Pintail - 412,029

10. Lesser Scaup - 258,908

11. Redhead - 168,908

12. Bufflehead - 141,713

13. American black duck -129,886

14. Hooded merganser - 77,318

15. Goldeneye - 76,694

16. Canvasback - 64,420

17. Greater scaup - 58,014

18. Scoters - 53,997

19. Mottled duck - 51,936

20. Other Mergansers - 28,021

21. Ruddy duck - 24,175

22. Eiders - 22,893

23. Long-tailed duck - 20,181

24. Other ducks - 14,347

Source - Delta Waterfowl Foundation

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, interesting.

But I did not fill out any survey telling an exact number of birds I shot last year and where?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

what part of CA i wonder, i have a sister who lives in San Diego!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

those numbers more accuratley portray the number of hunters i think. The more hunters the more birds harvested. Remind me not to hunt california.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think it is number of hunters, there is no way there are over half a million duck hunters in MN. Minnesota has been averaging about 120,000 duck hunters per year. The all-time high was 1971 when there were 161,000 hunters.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just because Minn. harvested 1/2 million birds doesn't mean a 1/2 million hunters. You are allowed to shoot more than one duck in minnesota right? 120,000 is a lot of waterfowlers. SD and ND probably has as many or more birds than minn. (guessing) anyway SD isn't even on list and ND is low. That is because of much lower hunter numbers.

I'm not expert on numbers but it seems pretty logical.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep, if MN harvested 531,000 ducks and there are 120,000 hunters, that means each hunter shot less than 5 ducks last season.

The California stats are interesting. Heck, I'm suprised they havn't banned hunting yet!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Posts

    • Agronomist_at_IA
      Just wondering if there was any new info/topic on upper red?
    • leech~~
      There is about a million skid houses for sale around the lake that you may get pretty good deals on if you don't want to go through all the work.
    • Troy Smutka
      10/23/16     Central MN      Cold front last week and again this morning brought new ducks into central MN. Mainly observed migrating flocks of ringnecks, wigeon, gadwalls, canvasbacks, and mallards--calendar migrators from ND and southern Canada most likely. Had a few good days of duck hunting from a boat on a couple mid-sized shallow lakes. It is that time of the year for calendar migrators. Any time you can get out over the next couple weeks during or the day after a strong west or NW wind, or the day after a cold, clear night with a light westerly wind go for it. Soon these ducks will blow through and we will be waiting for the hardy Canadian ducks that stay just south of the snow and ice line. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Brian, That certainly can not be a good thing for Vermilion! I have not seen it that bad on Big Bay yet. Cliff
    • Ray Berg
      I was back up to morris yesterday oct 22 fished afternoon for about 3 hrs. in 17 to 19 feet caught about 25 walleye and sauger mix average size about 10 in. only 2 keepers. Lots of boats everyone was catching fish. I'm guessing I missed as many as I caught. Stinger saved the day!