© By Othmar Vohringer
This information is throwing some well deserved mud on the animal rights mantra, erroneously stating, “Hunters are detrimental to wildlife populations.”
According to the latest annual Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey conducted each May by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Canadian Wildlife Service the duck population has across North America has increased by 7 percent from 45.6 million birds in 2011 to 48.6 million this year.
This tremendous conservation achievement is a direct result of the tireless efforts from hunter founded organizations such as Delta Waterfowl and Ducks Unlimited. Ducks are not the only wildlife species that multiply thanks to efforts of hunters and their conservation organizations. All across North America wildlife is thriving, some of which have been brought back from the brink of extinction.
Hunters can be justifiably proud of what they have achieved in wildlife and habitat conservation over the last few decades since regulated hunting and hunter dollars became an integral part of sound wildlife and habitat conservation.
For more information read: Delta Waterfowl.