Grand River Chapter
Michigan Duck Hunters Association

-- Chapter News --

What a Day for a Golf Outing- Perfect!
We could not have asked for a better day for our 3rd annual Chapter Golf Outing. The weather was perfect, we filled the field and raised a lot of money to support our Chapter mission. Thirty foursomes filled the field in September for a great day of fun, food and oh ya... golf. There was great food, prizes and plenty of golf to fill the day. "We couldn't have asked for a better day" said Roger Courey, president of the Chapter. " We are so thankful for the participation and support of the local golf community".
A special thank you to our sponsors for their continued support and to our Chapter members and their spouses for coming out to help.  We couldn't have done it with out you.
Keep watching our website for details on next year's outing.

Chapter and DNR Team Up for Youth Waterfowl Day
Chapter members along with the DNR teamed up at Sleepy Hollow State Park for the annual Sleep Hollow State Park Youth Waterfowl Field Day. More than 100 kids participated in activities all designed to educate kids about waterfowl habitat. There were waterfowl identification games, duck calling lessons, archery, BB gun galleries, retriever demos and more. "It was a little lite as far as participation" reported Chad Krumnauer, DNR Specialist and Chapter member. "But all in all it was a good day".  This event was a collaboration between Sleepy Hollow State Park and the DNR with support from organizations like our Chapter, Pheasants Forever, the Clinton County Sheriff's office and other conservation organizations.  Despite the "lite" turn out there was a lot of learning and fun for all that participated.  We would like to thank our club members for their participation and help with this event.

Chapter Members and DNR begin Maple River SGA Restoration Project
Restoration at the Maple River SGA began this July (2018) at the Maple River SGA. Several members from the Chapter along with DNR employees met at unit B to begin the project by restoring the handicap blind and clearing the cat tails from in front of the blind. "This is a big project and we have plans to do additional projects out here to bring this area back to a viable waterfowl hunting area" said Roger Courey, Chapter president. "We sure appreciate the help from groups like MDHA to assist in these projects", said Chad Krumauer, DNR Specialist and Chapter member. "It would be difficult for us do these types of projects without the help of organizations like MDHA", Chad added. Plans for additional projects are in progress now. Plans include a new observation tower, clearing more areas of cat tails and other vegetation and additional planting and seeding. We want to thank our sponsors and Chapter members who came out to assist with this project.

Habitat Improvements Continue at Maple River SGA
Chapter members and MUCC staff teamed up with the DNR to continue improving habitat at the Maple River SGA. Improvements included adding wood duck boxes and brush trimming to the refuge areas. "This will go a long way to improving the habitat for waterfowl in the spring" said Chad Krumnauer, chapter member and DNR Specialist. "We needed to make these improvements while the ice is still solid" said Chad.  Members from the Chapter and MUCC spent a cool February morning making the improvements to habitat to keep the ducks coming in and nesting. More improvements are planned through the spring and summer.  Special Thanks to the chapter members and MUCC volunteers that came out to help with the project.

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