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 this week as well.

Corn in most zones have 7ft to 9ft tall corn and should provide excellent cover and food, with the exception of zone 23, 25-26 which varies from 4ft to 5ft tall. Zones 9, 15, 17, 19, 23, 25-26, 29, 32, 49 and 66 will have a hunting blind to provide additional cover. All zones have small grains around them (Barley, Buckwheat, Japanese Millet and numerous moist soil plants) so there will be plenty of food for the waterfowl to feed on throughout the season. Water condition in zones 1-49 very in depth from 6-24inches. Zones 58-63,
64-69 currently have 6-18 inches of water. Water is still pumping into zone 50-56, currently 50-53 and 56 has 4- 12 inches of water and zones 54-55 are dry.

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