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The Mallard Release System involves an exciting new concept in waterfowling. It is that you can create a waterfowl hunting area, complete with ducks, that can provide a quality hunting experience that approaches wild duck hunting. You can have this on any property, anywhere there is a water source and plantable habitat that can be flooded.
Frost staff will provide consultation for Mallard Release Programs on your privately managed habitat. The long term goal of the program is to restore quality duck hunting and provide quality service. This Program has grown exponentially in the southeast with the greatest concentration of projects currently being in SC, MD, VA, and NC, with rapid expansion occurring in other southeastern states. This program is designed to let you experience duck hunting on your property that approaches wild duck hunting. If the release plan is properly executed you will experience just that, excellent duck hunting. The Frost Release System is a detailed step by step plan that also includes unlimited telephone support from our biologist for a period of one year. Frost is also available for on site consultation and can help with habitat design and implementation.
The success of the program is dependent on several factors:
Using Mallards of high genetic quality
Proper care and conditioning of released birds.
Excellent year-round habitat management.
The Frost Waterfowl Trust strives to produce the best mallards in our field. Rewarding waterfowling requires that the duck has natural and strong survival instincts. Frost mallards have these instincts plus the right color, body shape, and the strength to successfully migrate.
For many reasons, ducks of this quality cost more to produce. Hens, for instance, lay up to 75% fewer eggs than fat game farm mallards. Eggs, as well as ducklings, are extensively culled to produce only the right body shape and overall size. The ducklings are weather conditioned at only a few days of age. An ideal time for shipment and introduction into your habitat is at 4 weeks of age. With ample natural foods or a supplemental feeding program, the birds are flying at 8 to 9 weeks - the same as mother nature's offspring.
Do not be misled by our competitors despite their claims for genetic quality. Their birds routinely fly at no less than 11 weeks and usually it is 12 to 13 weeks of age. Moreover, the Frost bird is truly wild acting and without adequate habitat will leave in search of the classic duck marsh. The typical game farm bird is not only slow to fly, but actually appears content when used in some type of tower shoot or game preserve program. The Frost bird, like wild birds, needs habitat, space, and if over hunted, will leave.
Check out what Frost Customers have to say or contact us for further information regarding these outstanding birds.