Department of Natural Resources
Review for week ending
Poor weather conditions on draw days led to a slow week in harvest, but great turnout in hunters to finish out the season.
Long Pond Unit – Managed Cattail Marsh – Water levels slightly above average. Pothole marsh hunting. 2019 harvest: 243 ducks
Nelson Unit – Flooded Ag Fields – Corn and buckwheat. Corn has been decimated significantly from the beginning of the season due to waterfowl and blackbird consumption. 2019 harvest: 759 ducks
Cattail marsh and open water. -- Humphries Unit is very deep compared to last year. Through July, water poured over the flood spillway on Mouillee Creek filling the Humphries Unit. Even if we didn’t have pump issues, we would not have been able to remove that amount of water before the waterfowl season. The Humphries has water all the way to the West side of the Unit. Diver hunting may be a good option due to deeper water.
Cattail marsh and open water. -- Vermet Unit is also deeper than normal, it is not as deep as the Humphries but still check your depth before you get out of the boat.
Hunter numbers (only for the 24 managed zones)
Waterfowl harvest (only for the 24 managed zones)
What to expect this week