Where are all the sea ducks?

Backyard Reports
Publication Date: 
2011

Where are all the sea ducks? Word is oldsquaw and scoters are very scarce this year. I heard a fellow say the other day at Canadian Tire the best time to hunt Eiders down the shore is March and April. Large groups of them come in on the mussel beds at lower tide to feed providing a great shot. But isn't the season closed in March and April? I also know of hunters who claim to know ducks and call mergansers, sea ducks and believe you can hunt them all winter because they are common in ocean bays in the winter. Something should be done to stop duck poaching in the spring. I understand there are only 3 Can. wildlife officers to patrol all the southern shore Avalon area.

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