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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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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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