When the weather warms up and the duck hunters of Australia are gearing up for a duck hunt, you can bet they’ll be making a lot of duck hunting plans.
“Duck hunting has been a real success story for many years, but with the weather changing and people having to spend a lot more time out hunting, duck hunting has become less popular,” says Nick Henshaw, an experienced duck hunter who runs the Duck Hunting Society.
In 2017, there were 1,845 duck hunts registered in Australia, with a drop of almost 20 per cent since 2014. “
This has resulted in fewer ducks being found, and we’re now seeing that duck hunting in Australia has actually declined in recent years.”
In 2017, there were 1,845 duck hunts registered in Australia, with a drop of almost 20 per cent since 2014.
This means that the number of ducks hunting has actually dropped.
“I think that’s a very good thing for the duck population, because we do need to conserve the duck populations,” Mr Hensaw says.
“If we do that, the ducks can recover.”
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