Conducting Waterfowl SurveysAssessing Wildlife and Their Habitat
Facts About Conducting Waterfowl Surveys
Experienced biologist that were trained as pilots during WWII, became an essential part of waterfowl surveys after the war when they returned home.
Every year a team of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist fly over 80,000 miles across North America to help determine waterfowl populations.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's annual Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey Report is produced from both aerial and ground surveys. It is this report that helps determine waterfowl hunting season dates, lengths, and bag limits.
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Last Updated: Nov 15, 2013