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Where Massachusett's Ducks Come From

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The North Atlantic Coast, Great Lakes Region and Prairie Pothole Region which includes Massachusetts are important to New England waterfowl hunters.

A significant portion of the Mallards harvested in New England each year are produced on local habitat and in areas around the Great Lakes. We receive a good portion of our teal from the Prairie Pothole Region and our diving ducks, for the most part, are products of the Atlantic Coast and prairies.

Please note this map represents birds recovered in the same year they were banded in to show a direct correlation between banding site and harvest.

The North Atlantic Coast, Great Lakes Region, and Prairie Pothole Region are all DU conservation focus areas.

There is no waterfowl conservation organization that represents the needs of New England 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 New England migration and harvest.

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

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