Area Condition Update: Spring planting of the corn strips looks to be complete. Corn is coming up in all the areas that I viewed.
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.
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 […]
Nov 7th 2017- Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 22,000 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 5,766 Ducks and 000 Geese Area Conditions: This was quite possibly the best week of duck hunting I’ve seen since I’ve been here, especially Monday through Wednesday. Between Monday and Tuesday we […]
Area Conditions: The early fall conditions still finds the corn in most zones in very good shape. I could not walk back into the teens but from Ringle Rd in looked to be a little short. The supplemental food crops like buckwheat and Japanese millet are still in great shape. Water levels remain high. Also the Berm along the […]
Area Conditions: Late summer crop conditions, still finds the south field corn growth really behind, but as in the past if there is good weather for the rest of August and September it may catch up. The corn in the center field is good ranging from five to six feet tall with the food crop like buckwheat also looking […]
Area Conditions: This report on the summer crop conditions finds them a little behind where they normally are at this time in years past. The south field is really behind and with all the recent rain, its hard to tell what will happen with this field. I could not see any corn that has emerged, next month […]
In my next few posts, I will be discussing Gaddy’s training, using what I call the three”P’s” Practice, Patience and Persistence and what worked and what didn’t. Practice: I started practicing / training Gaddy twice a day, right from the day I brought her home. At first it was only a few minutes each time, gradually increasing the practice […]
Gaddy is now a year old and over the next few posts I will explain what I learned and what worked and what didn’t while training Gaddy. I am hoping this will be helpful to anyone who isn’t a professional trainer and is thinking about getting and training their own hunting dog. #1 – Get the best breeding you can […]
Gaddy is now a little over eleven months old and weighs in at seventy pounds, she has not grown much in the last couple of months other than putting on muscle. She runs fast and can jump like a deer. I have continued to take Gaddy hunting at our local state game area continuing to build on […]