Department of Natural Resources
Review for week ending
Relatively mild/seasonable start to the week but temperatures fell sharply by the end of the week, with highs only on the upper 20s to mid-30s. Some light snow, with minor accumulations of 2+ inches.
Overall goose and duck numbers relatively stable with better numbers of geese and more mallards. Seeing some tundra swans, also. Highest duck counts still include shovelers, mallards, and ruddy ducks.
Corn harvest has been completed and field tillage is continuing. During the past week, anywhere from 83 to 98 hunting positions have been available, depending on specific field work on any given day. Snow persisting, especially in the tilled fields. Standing corn strips in four fields; 2A, 27A, 30A and 46B.
Overall hunter success improving slowly; 84 geese and 192 ducks (mostly mallards) so far.
What to expect this week