Do grocery stores in your area carry fresh or frozen ducks in the meat department? None of them in my little town does any more. I'm even striking out in the grocery stores in other towns nearby. My store offered to special-order them for us, but when we came back to check they said only that the shipper claimed they were seasonal. "It's seasonal" is becoming an all-purpose explanation for whatever the local stores don't feel like stocking. Wal-Mart wouldn't reliably carry Mason jars for canning, for instance. Seasonal in South Texas! What a laugh.
I finally found a mail-order place that will ship the same brand of whole ducks frozen, at a price that rivals what the store used to charge even counting the freight. Unfortunately, we still don't have our ducks. What arrived, by mistake, was a couple of large packages of frozen duck sausage. I'm starting to feel like Steve Martin (sorry, they won't let me embed!): "He can have the chicken."