2017 Duck Population Numbers | 2017-2018 Waterfowl Season

Species-by-species breakdown, the USFWS Waterfowl Population Survey will help you prepare for the 2017-2018 duck hunting season

2017 Duck Species Breakdown

Northern shoveler

2017 Northern shoveler Numbers

2017: 4.353 million. +10% change from 2016
2016: 3.967 million

Northern shoveler are +69% over the long term average.


Northern shoveler 1955-2017 Estimated Breeding Populations
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* in millions