Author Archive | Bill Ryan

St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 10-11-16

Oct 11th 2016 – Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 7089 ducks and 100 geese. 2016 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 257 Ducks and 5 Geese Area Condition Update: Water levels will continue to rise in several zones, including the 20’s and 1-12.

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St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 10-4-16

Oct 4th 2016 – Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 7320 ducks. Crop conditions on Harsens Island will be average this year. We started out looking fantastic, but over a month with no rain severely stunted the corn crop. Small grains look good in most […]

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Fish Point Report 9-27-2016

Managers Update – 9/27/16 Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 1980 ducks and 200 geese. Mallard, American Wigeon, Wood Duck, and Gadwall numbers increased slightly this week. Goose numbers are similar to last week’s count.  Large numbers of geese have been seen flying in and out of the refuge […]

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Growing Up Gaddy Eight Months

Gaddy is now eight months and weighs in at sixty two pounds she is slender, long and tall. She keeps running faster and  faster and jumping further and higher. She now understands all her hunting commands and other than commands she gets when working out. I have stated to concentrate on the commands she seems to have the most trouble with such […]

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Growing Up Gaddy Six Months

Gaddy is now six months and weighs in at fifty eight  pounds. She continues to excel in her training and has an unstoppable drive to retrieve, balls, Frisbees and bumpers, she has not slowed as some have said may happen, but at this point I think her desire continues to build. During our twice a week retrieving training, she […]

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