Sport: Ducky Season

The blue and green-winged teal had already begun to fly; canvasbacks, mallards, widgeons, pintails, shovelers and redheads would follow soon, before and with the frost. In western Canada last week 140,000,000 ducks (a 10% increase over last year, 450% more than in 1934) flocked and fattened for the flight south. The great conservation experiment in North America's wild duck factory had hit the jackpot.

Seven years ago, after the duck population had dropped to a miserable 30 million, sportsmen formed Ducks Unlimited (Canada) to restore drought-ridden breeding grounds and wage total war on duck-egg-eating crows and magpies. In the battle of the...

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