Where Georgia's Ducks Come From

The Prairie Pothole Region and Great Lakes Region are critical to Georgia waterfowl hunters.

A significant portion of Georgia’s annual duck harvest migrates to us from the Prairie Pothole Region, also referred to as “the duck factory”, and the majority of our Mallards originate in the Great Lakes Region.

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, Great Lakes Region, are both DU conservation focus areas. In addition, Georgia benefits from DU’s Southeastern Coastal Plain conservation work as the organization continues to conserve critical waterfowl habitat in the Peach State.

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

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