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St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 10-17-18

Managers Update -10-17-18 Waterfowl abundance Refuge numbers did not jump the way they normally do after opening day pressure pushes birds to the refuge. We’re still hovering right around the 15,000 mark. A lot of teal have left with the colder temperatures, which was reflected in the bag this weekend. Waterfowl harvest Opening day was […]

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St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 10-10-18

Managers Update -1 0-10-18 Waterfowl abundance: Refuge numbers continue to grow and are much higher than normal for preseason. We’re holding well over 15,000 ducks and the number may be higher, but the birds are still really spread around as hunting pressure hasn’t kicked in yet. Hunting conditions: We started flooding a bit earlier than normal […]

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St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 10-01-18

Oct 1st 2018- Managers Update – Refuge numbers have skyrocketed with the cooler temperatures and the opening of waterfowl season in Canada. The first and third refuge cells are flooded and we’re currently holding 8-10,000 ducks. Overall, our conditions are average to above average in the cropped zones. 1-18: Corn is doing very well and […]

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St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 11-28-17

Nov 28th 2017- Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 16,000 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at:  9288 Ducks and 000 Geese Area Conditions: Mallards are by far the most numerous, but a good amount of black ducks are still on the area. There are a handful of […]

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St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 11-20-17

Nov 20th 2017- Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 16,932 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at:  8426 Ducks and 000 Geese Area Conditions: Good start to the week after we thawed, pretty slow weekend. Totals up to 8,426 ducks. Our refuge count is down since ice up and […]

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St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 11-12-17

Nov 12th 2017- Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 15,000 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at:  7,133 Ducks and 000 Geese Area Conditions: Conditions were quite challenging Friday and Saturday while we were iced up, but corn cover and water levels remain good in most zones. We slowed […]

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St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 11-07-17

Nov 7th 2017- Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 22,000 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at:  5,766 Ducks and 000 Geese Area Conditions: This was quite possibly the best week of duck hunting I’ve seen since I’ve been here, especially Monday through Wednesday. Between Monday and Tuesday we […]

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St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 10-30-17

Oct 23rd 2017- Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 20,000 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at:  3659 Ducks and 000 Geese Counts bumped up significantly later in the week, bringing our total  around 20,000. Many more mallards in the refuge, increased shovellers and a few straggler blue wing […]

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St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 10-23-17

Oct 23rd 2017- Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 10,000 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at:  1955 Ducks and 000 Geese Refuge counts were difficult this week, with birds hanging tight to the corn cover on the warm sunny days. We’re still comfortably in the 10-12,000 bird […]

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St. Clair Flats – Harsens Island Update 10-18-17

Oct 2017- Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 9585 ducks. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at:  618 Ducks and 000 Geese Area Condition Update: Bird counts became more difficult later in the week as the birds spread into the hunting zones. After the opener, numbers in the refuge […]

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