Round Up: Ducks Unlimited Releases Season in Review

Ducks Unlimited (DU), the largest nonprofit dedicated to conserving North America’s waterfowl habitats, recently released its Season in Review report examining habitat conditions, weather, and regional waterfowl abundance trends from the 2021–22 season.

This year, the report includes an in-depth look at the 2021 drought and its impacts on fall flight, as well as an analysis of 2022 breeding habitat conditions across North America. “With the lack of traditional large-scale waterfowl surveys over the past two years due to the pandemic, we feel that this snapshot of habitat conditions and waterfowl populations is a great resource for wildlife managers, partners, and hunters alike,” says Karen Waldrop, DU’s chief conservation officer. “We developed this report to provide waterfowl hunters and the management community with a reliable depiction of how some of these key factors, mostly weather and habitat, changed throughout the previous hunting season and what that may have meant for ducks and hunters,” adds DU waterfowl scientist Michael Brasher.

Since its inception in 1937, DU has conserved more than 15 million acres with the help of more than a million supporters across North America.

For more information on Ducks Unlimited, the report, or to download a copy, visit

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