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Where Louisiana's Ducks Come From

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The Prairie Pothole Region is critical to Louisiana waterfowl hunters.

The vast majority of Louisiana’s annual duck harvest migrates to us from the Prairie Pothole Region, also referred to as “the duck factory”.

Please note this map represents birds recovered in the same year they were banded to show a direct correlation between banding site and harvest. The Prairie Pothole Region is shaded and outlined in maroon.

The Prairie Pothole Region is DU’s #1 conservation focus area. In addition Louisiana benefits from DU’s Mississippi Alluvial Valley and Gulf Coast conservation work as the organization continues to conserve critical waterfowl habitat in the Pelican State. All three of these geographic areas are top level priorities for Ducks Unlimited.

There is no waterfowl conservation organization that represents the needs of Louisiana waterfowl hunters like Ducks Unlimited.

Our vital conservation work provides support to our migration both on the breeding grounds and here at home.

With your help, we will preserve our waterfowl hunting heritage through habitat conservation of these areas vital to the Louisiana migration and harvest.

Click here for more information on DU's conservation priority areas.

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