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Where Nevada's Ducks Come From

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The Prairie Pothole Region is critical to Nevada waterfowl hunters.

A significant portion of our annual duck harvest migrates to us from the Prairie Pothole Region, also referred to as "the duck factory."


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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 Nevada benefits from DU's Great Basin conservation work as the organization continues to conserve critical waterfowl habitat in our state.

There is no waterfowl conservation organization that represents the needs of Nevada waterfowl hunters like Ducks Unlimited. Our vital conservation work provides support to our migration both on the breeding grounds and here in the Silver State.

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

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

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