Archive | Shiawassee River State Game Area Reports

Updated Reports of Michigan’s Shiawassee River State Game Area managed waterfowl hunting area.

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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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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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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Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 10-18-2017

Oct 18th 2017 – Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 2750 ducks and 290 geese. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 854 Ducks and 314 Geese Area Condition Update: Bird numbers in the refuge remain steady. When the refuge count is done this week we will probably see an […]

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Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 10-12-2017

Oct 12th 2017 – Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 2750 ducks and 290 geese. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 0000 Ducks and 806 Geese Area Condition Update: Crops overall on the area are good. All the fields with the exception of field 1-5 will have […]

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Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 10-10-2017

Dean Gross, SFCHA President shared these conditions. 1-5 (Share Cropped- soybeans with corn for cover)- fair amount of deer/sand hill crane damage however corn turned out excellent with sorghum planted for cover strips 6-8 (Transfer Shares- normally corn strips and small grains)-sorghum planted for cover and blinds built in each zone, very little small grains, […]

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Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 08-08-2017

Area Condition Update: From the President SFCHA – As many are aware, the SRSGA has taken quite a beating this year. The dike blowouts in April with the water topping almost every dike with the exception of the 30’s and 40s was one of the highest flood events I have ever seen. It was a […]

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Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 06-28-2017

Area Condition Update: The area north of Shiawassee received a significant rainfall Thursday night /Friday morning.  Shiawassee received a total of 2.5″ of rain.  Areas north near Midland/Sanford received in excess of 7″.  The Tittabawassee River  was at significant flood stage emptied into the Saginaw River east of Shiawassee.    As these flood waters proceeded […]

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Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 06-01-2017

Area Condition Update: The spring began with a fairly significant flood.  Several dike breaches were identified and the DNR crew made quick work of getting them repaired.  However since then we have been experiencing frequent showers with cool days which has slowed spring planting progress on the area.  As of Friday 5/26/17 the only field […]

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