The purpose of the Open House is to showcase one of Michigan’s managed waterfowl hunt areas. These areas are dubbed “Michigan’s Wetland Wonders” by the DNR.
The St. Clair Flats is on two annual ancestral migration routes — the Atlantic and Mississippi flyways — each spring and fall for hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese, swans and other birds.
Harsens is also the Sturgeon Angling Capital of Michigan. Tons of great fishing.
A short car ferry ride is required to reach Saint Clair Flats State Wildlife Area’s Harsens Island. This 3,355 acres of strictly managed waterfowl habitat is part of the largest freshwater delta in the United States.
Mallards are the most prevalent species harvested on the managed area, but black ducks, pintail, wood ducks and Canada geese are several other species that are taken each year.
Held in early October, the open house will give you a chance to talk with local staff, tour the areas and see what each one has to offer for the upcoming waterfowl season.
What: Harsens Island DNR Open House
When: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Where: DNR Office (3857 Columbine Road, Harsens Island, MI)
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free entry (however to get to the island, you drive your car onto Champion’s Auto Ferry. The roundtrip cost is $15.00 cash per vehicle)
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