Oct 22nd 2017 – Managers Update –
Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 13,146 ducks and 920 geese.
2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 2158 Ducks and 235 Geese
Area Condition Update: We continue to see increasing mallard numbers, while blue-winged teal appear to be essentially gone from the area. Hunters brought in more pintails last week than we have seen all season, indicating that last week’s cool temperatures and strong north wind brought some migrant ducks down. The waterfowl that was using the area earlier in the week seems to be have been here a while they know where the refuge is. At the tail end of the week it seems that we have had some new birds move in.