St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 12-5-16

Dec 5th 2016 – Managers Update –
Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 25162 ducks and 0 geese.
2016 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 7,548 Ducks and 101 Geese

Area Condition Update: We definitely went out with a whimper. Hunting was incredibly slow, even during afternoon hunts. Refuge numbers remained surprisingly high; I fully expected to see far less ducks today when I went out there, but they’re just fat and happy, as usual. I saw the prettiest widgeon I’ve ever seen and a pintail with a 5 inch sprig. What are you gonna do…

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