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The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) Satellite Mallard Tracking program allows biologist to collect valuable information relating to migration routes and breeding locations of mallards in the Mississippi Flyway, while also providing a new, exciting way for the public to be involved in waterfowl management. Mallard ducks are captured in Arkansas during February and March and are fitted with a Platform Type Transmitter (PTT). These PTTs acquire and transmit locations according to pre-programmed intervals. These location transmissions are processed and reliable locations are automatically posted to an IMS site where users may track the ducks as they migrate. This paper will disseminate the paths taken to get the AGFC Satellite Mallards off the ground.