Light Goose Dilemma

Since the Migratory Bird Treaty Act was signed in 1918, the main objective of North America’s waterfowl management community has been to maintain or increase duck and goose populations.

In recent decades, however, waterfowl managers have faced a new challenge as populations of lesser snow, greater snow, and Ross’s geese—collectively known as light geese—have soared to alarmingly high levels.

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Predator Management Means More Ducks

Bismarck, N.D. — Delta Waterfowl’s predator management research continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of strategic trapping on waterfowl nest success.

“We’re extremely impressed at the results our trappers are getting,” says Joel Brice, vice president of conservation for Delta Waterfowl. “In Manitoba, there’s a 10-fold increase in nest success. This is incredible.

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