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Homemade Nest Boxes For Cavity-Nesting Ducks

Other Nest Boxes


The enterprising or innovative naturalist may improvise suitable nesting boxes by utilizing materials at hand. For example, plastic pail nest boxes have been made from two 5-gallon plastic pails attached by fitting the open ends together. Undoubtedly, there are many such potential innovations. When developing innovations it is important to adhere to the guidelines recommended here.

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department provides nest boxes to cooperators. Persons wishing to explore this option should contact the Department at 100 North Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, N.D. 58505.

Nest boxes are also available from a number of commercial outlets. Some of these are:

Robbinsdale Farm and Garden
4125 Railroad Avenue North
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
(612) 533-2244

H.N. Gilman and Associates, Inc.
15702 105th Ave. North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
(612) 425-5740

Double "T" Tanks
791 West Ninth Street
San Jacinto, CA 92283
(714) 654-1004

Minnesota Valley Nature Center
6601 Auto Club Road
Bloomington, MN 55431
(612) 944-1423

River Cities Chapter, Ducks Unlimited
P.O. Box 309
Fulton, IL 61252
(815) 589-4230

Dakota Waterfowl Nesting Structure, Inc.
P.O. Box 251
Jamestown, ND 58402
(701) 252-0927


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