Archive | Michigan Waterfowl State Game Areas

Information, links and up to date reports on conditions for Michigan Waterfowl State Game Areas

Fish Point Report 11-05-2017

Nov 5th 2017 – Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 16,831 ducks and 2320 geese. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 4626 Ducks and 362Geese Area Condition Update: Mallards, Gadwall, and Widgeon are the most abundant, with Pintail numbers decrease this week, Redheads, and Scaup are up in numbers […]

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St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 11-07-17

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 […]

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Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 11-05-2017

Nov 5th 2017 – Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 14,125 ducks and 1,455 . 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 3,200 Ducks and 312 Geese Area Condition Update: During the refuge count this week we seen a wide range of waterfowl species using the refuge as […]

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Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 10-22-2017

Oct 22nd 2017 – Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 13,146 ducks and 920 geese. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 2158 Ducks and 235 Geese Area Condition Update: We continue to see increasing mallard numbers, while blue-winged teal appear to be essentially gone from the area. Hunters brought in more […]

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Fish Point Report 10-22-2017

Oct 22th 2017 – Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 19,165 ducks and 1,400 geese. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 3246 Ducks and 326 Geese Area Condition Update: Gadwall, Black ducks, Mallard, Pintail and Ring-neck numbers increased this week.Wood duck, Scaup and Ruddy duck numbers decrease compared to last week’s count. […]

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St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 10-30-17

Oct 23rd 2017- Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 20,000 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at:  3659 Ducks and 000 Geese Counts bumped up significantly later in the week, bringing our total  around 20,000. Many more mallards in the refuge, increased shovellers and a few straggler blue wing […]

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St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 10-23-17

Oct 23rd 2017- Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 10,000 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at:  1955 Ducks and 000 Geese Refuge counts were difficult this week, with birds hanging tight to the corn cover on the warm sunny days. We’re still comfortably in the 10-12,000 bird […]

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Nayanquing Point Report 10-26-17

Oct 26th 2017 – Managers Update  Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 0000 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 1040 Ducks and 8 Geese Area Condition Update: Duck numbers are looking very good with increasing numbers of mallard and black duck. Significant numbers remain for wigeon and gadwall. Teal and wood duck numbers […]

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Nayanquing Point Report 10-20-17

Oct 20th 2017 – Managers Update  Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 0000 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 1209 Ducks and 8 Geese Area Condition Update:  Duck numbers are looking very good with increasing numbers of mallard and black duck. Significant numbers remain for wigeon and gadwall.  Teal and wood […]

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St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 10-18-17

Oct 2017- Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 9585 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at:  618 Ducks and 000 Geese Area Condition Update: Bird counts became more difficult later in the week as the birds spread into the hunting zones. After the opener, numbers in the refuge […]

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