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 into the Bay.  Refuge numbers dropped to less than 2,000 birds. Thursday was the highlight of the season with 194 ducks harvested in the afternoon making it the second highest harvest after opening day afternoon.  Freezing temperatures came in that evening and since then there is approximately 1 ½ of ice covering the entire area.

All zones were flooded over the past week.

North Field Zones
Zones 2-6 Corn cover is good to excellent with heights between 8-9 feet; buckwheat and
millet plots are good to excellent.
Zones 7-9 Corn cover is poor with blinds located in each zone; buckwheat and millet plots
are marginal.
Middle Field Zones
Zones 10-20 Corn cover is good to excellent with heights between 8-9 feet; buckwheat and
millet plots are good to excellent.
South Field Zones
Zone 21 Corn cover is poor to marginal with the best cover on the south end of the zone.
Zone 22 Corn cover is good to marginal with the best cover starting on the north end.
Zone 23 Corn cover is good to marginal.
Zone 24 Corn cover is marginal to

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