2018 Duck Population Numbers | 2018-2019 Waterfowl Season

Species-by-species breakdown, the USFWS Waterfowl Population Survey will help you prepare for the 2018-2019 duck hunting season

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2018 Duck Species Breakdown

Northern shoveler

2018 Northern shoveler Numbers

2018: 4.208 million. -3% change from 2017
2017: 4.353 million

Northern shoveler are +62% over the long term average.


Northern shoveler 1955-2018 Estimated Breeding Populations
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* in millions