Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 11-12-2017

Nov 12th 2017 – Managers Update –
Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 19,439 ducks and 1,140 .
2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 4,065Ducks and 379 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. Crops overall on the area are good. All the fields are flooded at this time. We have topped off the 30’s and 40’s and are adding 6 more inches of water to 1-5. We have started pumping more water into fields 55-60 and when done there we will add 4 more inches to field 61-66.

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