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Nest Structures for Ducks and Geese

Credits and Contact Information


Guy G. Zenner is the waterfowl research biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. He has an M.S. degree in ecology from the University of Minnesota and worked for nine years an a wildlife management biologist in north-central Iowa.

Theodore G. LaGrange is a waterfowl research technician and has an M.S. degree in wildlife biology from Iowa State University.

Alan W. Hancock is a waterfowl research technician and has a B.S. degree in fisheries and wildlife biology from Iowa State University.


Funding for the printing of this publication was provided by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Much of the information contained in this booklet is the culmination of years of experience of wildlife biologists working for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Additional information was obtained from Ducks, Geese and Swans of North America by F.C. Bellrose (1976), Artificial Nest Structures for Mallards and Canada Geese: A Handbook (draft copy), by I.J. Ball, S.K. Ball, and F.B. Lee (1988), and Nest Boxes for Wood Ducks, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife Leaflet 510 (1976). Special assistance in preparation of this booket was provided by L. Washburn, J. Hansen, R. Andrews, and J. Ball.


For more information regarding information found in this booklet contact the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 1203 N. Shore Drive, Clear Lake, Iowa 50428. For those interested in long-term preservation or protection of a wetland or wildlife area, the following organizations can help achieve this goal. For help or consultation call:
   Iowa Department of Natural Resources       515/281-5529
   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service             515/928=2523
   U.S. Soil Conservation Service             515/284-4260
   Iowa State University Extension            515/294-7429
   Ducks Unlimited                            515/592-3600
   Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation           515/288-1846

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