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25989
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Although a number of species are becoming more and more limited, the wood duck is illustrating that some species can come back from the brink of extinction. Once threatened by habitat destruction and illegal hunting, the wood duck now numbers in the millions throughout the United States.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 19 Issue 4, Sept-Oct 1975, p6
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26429
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There is a northern and southern divide of opinion on the popular wood duck. While southerners argue that wood ducks suffer from a high natural death rate which would benefit from a larger bag limit, northerners argue that an increased bag limit would result in fewer of these waterfowl migrating north.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 24 Issue (27) 2, Feb 1980, p3, il
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26564
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Wood duck populations in North Carolina are in excellent condition, providing sportsman a chance to increased bag limits.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 28 Issue 1, Jan 1981, p9, il
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6830
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The wood duck is the only waterfowl species native to North Carolina and is found all over the state. This bird has a tangible and intangible value to the state-–tangible through duck hunters and their purchases, which contribute materially to the economy, and intangible through the enjoyment of people who hunt with binoculars and cameras. Hardister discusses management of the species, distribution, and nesting habits.
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8064
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In Part 2 of this series on wood duck management, Hardister discusses the importance of constructing predator-proof artificial nesting facilities; maintaining and developing as much high-quality feeding, rearing, and wintering habitat as possible; and maintaining a safe balance between production and harvest.
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9710
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The wood duck is the state's premier waterfowl species. After being nearly exterminated around the turn of the century, it has made a remarkable recovery, and there are probably more wood ducks in the state now than ever before.
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9832
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Rohling describes a project of the Guilford County Wildlife Club to built housing for wood ducks in the Piedmont. Wood ducks can do well for a home in the less-populated eastern part of the state, but it the growing Piedmont, they compete with an expanding human population. Over 3,000 boxes have been built, and distribute. Occupancy has been great. The article includes plans for building wood duck boxes.
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1946
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The comeback of wood duck populations in the eastern U.S. qualifies as a major wildlife management success story. In 1993 biologists banded over 2,500 wood ducks in the Tuckertown and Pee Dee River reservoirs as part of a new wildlife management program.
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