John Sweet Nebraska Duck Survey

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■ a | bl ' I) 0 10 0 1 2 0 i 0 o; 0 0 0 0 0' I 0 ■ 10 0 f 0 0 * 1 R.in for, ' i M and Mr ; Ml 0 ' 3 1 ■ ■ R. j i State's Duck Factory Has Usual Trade ! .Although t h e Canadian duck breeding grounds are suffering from drought, Ne- ! braska’s “duck factory” is i nearly up to par, according ' to aerial and ground surveys of the Sand Hills duck breed- ' mg areas taken by the State Game CommiShiun. Brood transects have just been completed, and technicians technicians have not yet compared these figures with those of I960. Tlicse surveys s h o w e d, however, that water conditions conditions m the Sand Hills are fair witli lar.:cr iake.s in good; to cxeellent shape but smaller ! potholes dry or drying. i Waterfowl* biologist John Sweet of Stuart counted a high number of adult loafing ducks during the survey. He bel’eves the e to be ducks that have returned to Ntd)raska from the Far North because of the dry conditions on northern breeding grounds. The breeding duck survey conducted in late .May showed a total calculated breeding population index for the Sand Hills of somewhat less than I12.1MMI ducks compared to 143.I8MI in 1960. Water conditions were generally generally good throughout the hills at the time of the flights. A total of 1,152 transect miles was flown during the breeding survey. a of a

Clipped from The Lincoln Star25 Jul 1961, TuePage 11

The Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska)25 Jul 1961, TuePage 11
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