Video: Ducked Up in Nebraska

As temperatures get colder, waterfowl hunters across the country get ready for the steady stream of ducks heading south. This extreme cold weather trip in Nebraska puts hunters and retrievers to the shivering test.

According to, this year is a good one to get out there and pluck some ducks.

Fueled largely by an unprecedented string of wet years on northern nesting grounds, North America's duck population has ridden a tidal wave of productivity. This year's index of the breeding population of the 10 most common species on northern prairie nesting grounds is the highest since standardized surveys began in 1955, and an astonishing 43 percent above the long-term (1955-2013) average.

And before you head out there, don't forget to read Dave Carty's Mallard Myths Busted.

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