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 water to hunt this upcoming weekend. The 30’s field will have water in zones 30,31,33,34,36 and 37. The marshes are all flooded and have good water levels throughout the units. The refuge count this week stands at 2750 ducks (1975 mallards) and 290 geese, although the refuge count is done weekly using the same route it does not include waterfowl numbers using the fields (I would estimate that number to be 5000 ducks and 1500 geese). This week we are seeing increasing numbers of pintail, widgeon and black ducks using the area.