Duck, Duck, GOOSE!: Brett French Radio Show Preview
Duck and goose hunters should have another banner season. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s most recent waterfowl survey, duck numbers are at an all-time high of 49.2 million despite a dry spring. With less nesting habitat this year, though, next year’s duck populations may be down. Still, duck and goose numbers are far above long-term averages except for a few species. Waterfowl seasons have not yet been set, but look for another liberal bag limit in Montana. Also of note, the price of a federal duck tag will increase by $10 this year with the money going toward habitat for waterfowl.
To read more about duck and goose numbers, log on to The Billings Gazette at: http://bgz.tt/50iw7
(Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette)