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Duck population healthy ahead of Nebraska hunting season

August 26, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The duck population appears to be in good shape headed into hunting season in Nebraska.

The state Game and Parks Commission says even though the duck population may be down from last year, it is still above the long-term averages for most duck breeds.

The commission’s Mark Vrtiska says mallards and green-winged teal ducks are both doing very well, and those are the top two breeds hunters harvest in Nebraska.

The mallard population is 17 percent higher than its historical average, and the green-winged teal is 42 percent higher than its average.

More details about the duck population are available in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s report .

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