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Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 10-17-2018

Managers Update 10/17/18 Waterfowl abundance: Duck numbers were up slightly this week, Refuge count this week showed 10,985 ducks (6,620 mallards) and 395 geese. Duck harvest was also up, 869 for 2017 and 1059 for 2018. Goose harvest was also up, 76 for 2017 and 125 for 2018. Hunting conditions: NO CHANGES THIS WEEK  6-8 […]

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Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 10-10-2018

Managers Update 10/10/18 Due to wet weather and receiving two inches of rain crops have not yet been harvested in 1-5, 9-14 and the 30’s (crops are ready just too wet). We would expect that the 30’s will have a couple of zones with water on by opening day. Fields 1-5 and 9-14 are still […]

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Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 10-02-2018

Managers Update 10/2/18 Hunting conditions: Crops this year are marginal, we started off good but heavy rains flooded out crops that were planted thus resulting in poor corn growth in some fields. North Prior, South Prior, 9-14 and 1-5 fields all have poor corn in them (corn is 2-4 feet tall). Fortunately, sorghum was planted […]

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Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 11-20-2017

Nov 20th 2017 – Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 9,375 ducks and 945 geese. 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 5,288 Ducks and 441 Geese Area Condition Update: Last week we experienced a partial freeze up, we were about 50% froze with anywhere from ½ to 1 […]

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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 […]

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Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 11-05-2017

Nov 5th 2017 – Managers Update – Current Bird Numbers: The DNR area bird count as of last week was 14,125 ducks and 1,455 . 2017 Hunter Bird Take Stands at: 3,200 Ducks and 312 Geese Area Condition Update: During the refuge count this week we seen a wide range of waterfowl species using the refuge as […]

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Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 10-22-2017

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 […]

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Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 10-18-2017

Oct 18th 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: 854 Ducks and 314 Geese Area Condition Update: Bird numbers in the refuge remain steady. When the refuge count is done this week we will probably see an […]

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Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 10-12-2017

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 […]

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Shiawassee River State Game Area Report 10-10-2017

Dean Gross, SFCHA President shared these conditions. 1-5 (Share Cropped- soybeans with corn for cover)- fair amount of deer/sand hill crane damage however corn turned out excellent with sorghum planted for cover strips 6-8 (Transfer Shares- normally corn strips and small grains)-sorghum planted for cover and blinds built in each zone, very little small grains, […]

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