Author Archive | Bill Ryan

St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 11-28-17

Nov 28th 2017- Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 16,000 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at:  9288 Ducks and 000 Geese Area Conditions: Mallards are by far the most numerous, but a good amount of black ducks are still on the area. There are a handful of […]

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Nayanquing Point Report 11-17-17

Nov 17th 2017 – Managers Update  Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 0000 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 3,582 Ducks and 103 Geese Area Condition Update: Waterfowl numbers rebounded slightly from the previously iced over conditions. Mallard and black duck make of the majority of birds.  

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St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 11-20-17

Nov 20th 2017- Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 16,932 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at:  8426 Ducks and 000 Geese Area Conditions: Good start to the week after we thawed, pretty slow weekend. Totals up to 8,426 ducks. Our refuge count is down since ice up and […]

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Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 11-20-2017

Nov 20th 2017 – Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 9,375 ducks and 945 geese. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 5,288 Ducks and 441 Geese Area Condition Update: Last week we experienced a partial freeze up, we were about 50% froze with anywhere from ½ to 1 […]

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Fish Point Report 11-20-2017

Nov 20th 2017 – Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was ??? ducks and ??? geese. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 6083 Ducks and 405 Geese Area Condition Update:  Mallards, black ducks and geese are the most abundant species in the refuge. Waterfowl number have decreased since last week’s count, due to […]

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Fish Point Report 11-13-2017

Nov 13th 2017 – Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 25,000 ducks and 5,100 geese. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 5443 Ducks and 382 Geese Area Condition Update: Mallards, black ducks and geese are the most abundant species in on the refuge count. Gadwall, green-wing teal and redhead numbers decrease […]

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Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 11-12-2017

Nov 12th 2017 – Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 19,439 ducks and 1,140 . 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 4,065Ducks and 379 Geese Area Condition Update: We continue to see increasing mallard numbers, while blue-winged teal appear to be essentially gone from the area. Hunters […]

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St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 11-12-17

Nov 12th 2017- Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 15,000 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at:  7,133 Ducks and 000 Geese Area Conditions: Conditions were quite challenging Friday and Saturday while we were iced up, but corn cover and water levels remain good in most zones. We slowed […]

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Nayanquing Point Report 11-12-17

Nov 12th 2017 – Managers Update  Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 0000 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 3,447 Ducks and 100 Geese Area Condition Update: Duck numbers were steadily increasing, primarily mallard and black duck, however on November 10th the entire area was covered with skim ice pushing birds out […]

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Nayanquing Point Report 11-07-17

Nov 7th 2017 – Managers Update  Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 0000 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 2,989 Ducks and 8 Geese Area Condition Update: Duck numbers are steadily increasing, primarily mallard and black duck. Significant numbers remain for wigeon and gadwall.  Teal and goose numbers were slightly higher […]

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