High survival and homing rate of hand-reared wild-strain mallards

  title={High survival and homing rate of hand-reared wild-strain mallards},
  author={F. B. Lee and A. D. Kruse},
  journal={Journal of Wildlife Management},
  • F. B. Lee, A. D. Kruse
  • Published 1973
  • Biology
  • Journal of Wildlife Management
  • In the summer of 1970, 648 (329 males and 319 females) hand-reared wild-strain mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) were banded and released at the Arrowwood Naffonal Wildlife Refuge, Edmunds, North Dakota. The females were also marked with numbered nasal saddles. Liberation was by the gentle release method, and no special effort was made to isolate or condition the ducklings prior to release. Ducklings were placed in an enclosed pond area at 2S to 45 days of age. Altogether, 627 (97 percent… CONTINUE READING
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