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Updated Reports of Michigan’s St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island managed waterfowl hunting area.

St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 11-28-17

Nov 28th 2017- Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 16,000 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at:  9288 Ducks and 000 Geese Area Conditions: Mallards are by far the most numerous, but a good amount of black ducks are still on the area. There are a handful of […]

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St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 11-20-17

Nov 20th 2017- Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 16,932 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at:  8426 Ducks and 000 Geese Area Conditions: Good start to the week after we thawed, pretty slow weekend. Totals up to 8,426 ducks. Our refuge count is down since ice up and […]

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

Oct 2017- Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 12,000 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at:  0000 Ducks and 000 Geese Area Condition Update: Duck numbers are looking very good for the opener. We have a large number of ‘other ducks’ for this time of year, with […]

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St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 12-5-16

Dec 5th 2016 – Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 25162 ducks and 0 geese. 2016 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 7,548 Ducks and 101 Geese Area Condition Update: We definitely went out with a whimper. Hunting was incredibly slow, even during afternoon hunts. Refuge […]

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