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.