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Where Utah's Ducks Come From


The Prairie Pothole Region is critical to Utah waterfowl hunters.

A significant portion of our annual duck harvest migrates to us from the Prairie Pothole Region, also referred to as “the duck factory”.

Please note this map represents birds recovered in the same year they were banded to show a direct correlation between banding site and harvest. The Prairie Pothole Region is shaded and outlined in maroon.


The Prairie Pothole Region is DU’s #1 conservation focus area. In addition Utah benefits from DU’s Great Basin and Southern Rockies conservation work as the organization continues to conserve critical waterfowl habitat in our state.


There is no waterfowl conservation organization that represents the needs of Utah waterfowl hunters like Ducks Unlimited. Our vital conservation work provides support to our migration both on the breeding grounds and here in the Beehive State.


With your help, we will preserve our waterfowl hunting heritage through habitat conservation of these areas vital to the Utah migration and harvest.


Click here for more information on DU's conservation priority areas.

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