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**Official 2017 Muskegon Wastewater Thread**

Discussion in 'MichiganWaterfowl.com' started by LakeEffectMDHA, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. LakeEffectMDHA

    LakeEffectMDHA

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    As of 1pm, we talked to Nik Kalejs, the Wildlife Biologist at the Muskegon State Game Area Office and he said....

    "I met with the new farm manager at the Wastewater, and we drove around and looked at the fields. Based on that , we should have around 50 positions available for Tuesday, so we will be open next Tuesday. Tuesday, October 17 is the official Wastewater managed hunt opener. Most of the fields will be hay fields, but not all of the hay will be open until a little later (last cuts, new seedings, etc.). We will also have the bean fields, unless they are tilling or re-seeding a field."

    He also said unless we get a ton of rain, the corn should hopefully be earlier this year to come off.

    Here is a link to the DNR website for those of you who haven't hunted there
    http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10370_62146_62150-283174--,00.html

    Also, please make sure and stop by opening day, as we will have a table set up handing out snacks and be sure to grab a handful of our decals FOR FREE!
     
  2. LakeEffectMDHA

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    PS---What's the roll call like....who all will be there opening day?
     

  3. goosemanrdk

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    This is good to hear, as of early this morning, the rumor I was hearing was that it might not open on Tuesday. My crew and I will be there for the draw. I think I have only missed opening morning draw once in the last 20+years.
     
  4. waterfowlhunter83

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    Another opener, another year, another battle for the duck title with goosemanrdk. LOL!
     
  5. goosemanrdk

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    I get full credit for any ducks shot when we hunt together. lol
     
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  6. Far Beyond Driven

    Far Beyond Driven

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    Missing the opener due to customer run off. Can't afford to burn a vacation day on speculation of when it will open, and can't take one short notice when there's about $4m in tooling we want to get approved and paid.

    If I hunt with neither of you, who wants to claim my ducks?
     
  7. Far Beyond Driven

    Far Beyond Driven

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    From my earlier post:

    Unless noted, I either didn't see the field, or it's hay:

    Beans: Gap between 43/46, 33, 35, 25, 18, 6, 7, 8.

    Corn: South half of 51, 50 (new gravel drive), 47, 34, 3, 4, 14, 19, 20, 22, 23.
     
  8. waterfowlhunter83

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    Dibs!
     
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  9. jduck

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    anyone have room for a single?
    I can bring have 5 dozen sleeper silos
     
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  10. LakeEffectMDHA

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    Just saw on the news....potential for 5 inches of rain between now and Sunday night in some areas of West Michigan....could be a real interesting opener maybe if some puddles get to forming in the fields.
     
  11. West side shooter

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    We can't get there until sat the 21st, there will be an afternoon hunt that day, correct?
     
  12. TNL

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    Yeah, but probably no donuts.:(
     
  13. GVSUKUSH

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    Is the managed/draw area all fields or is there some water too?