Is Harsens worth hunting?

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  1. BucksDucks&Badd

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    Any birds left out at Harsens? And has it started to lock up?
     
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  2. Jerry Lamb

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    I heard there are some still there. Most of them left. It should open up this week , birds still here will need to feed. Probably won’t shoot piles, if that’s what you’re after.
     
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    I think they hang out in the bay and go to corn fields to feed. I had a few excellent hunts after ice melted but windy also.
     
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    Samie there were no birds in the bay last weekend, except for Ruddys and Buffies. The whole east end of the island including Yax bay was frozen.
    I went scouting to many of my hideway spots on Sunday. I flushed 3 mallards all afternoon. The top picture is 3 mallards in my canal. What few birds remaining are scattered in safe zones.
    I did collect 2 cripples while scouting. View attachment 458845 View attachment 458845
     

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    we find out for sure Thursday with 17 mph south wind and showers. that is the best condition that brings ducks back to refuge if they are around.
     
  6. Jerry Lamb

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    You going out? If so, if you can give us a report we’d appreciate it
     
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    Not sure if I go out. My hunting days in rain is over. I can call them and get a report.
     
  8. GDLUCK

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    the season dates are way too late. everything is locked up and birds pushed south. lost 3 weeks of hunting to freeze up. should open 2 weeks earlier.
     
  9. Shupac

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    Trolling? If not, I'd probably agree if this was the first and only year I hunted.
     
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    The DNR and FWS should definitely do a better job of predicting the future.
     
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    There's some local lakes by me completely polluted with mallards now.
    They were locked right up last week, but are opening back up now and full of ducks..of course you can't hunt the lakes I'm looking at :(
     
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    Pulled into work this morning the retention pond is covered in ducks south east Michigan harsens should be a slaughter today.
     
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    I wouldn't count on it. That thing is still iced from what I've heard.
     
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    Water and birds are back. I’m on island. Need partner for pm.
     
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  15. Jerry Lamb

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    Nick I would have joined you if I could. Hope you crushed them in the shi**y rain.