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Where Maryland's Ducks Come From

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The Prairie Pothole Region, Great Lakes Region and St. Lawrence Plain are critical to Maryland waterfowl hunters.

A significant amount of the mallards harvested in Maryland each year are produced in the St. Lawrence Plain and Great Lakes Region. We receive a good portion of our diving ducks from the Prairie Pothole Region and our teal and other puddle ducks are products of all three areas.

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, Great Lakes Region, and St. Lawrence Plain are all DU conservation focus areas, as is the Mid Atlantic Coast.

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

Our critical 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 critical to the Maryland migration and harvest.

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

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