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.

Vets Bird Hunt "Unbelievable!"

It was a perfect day for our Veterans bird hunt in early March at the Crooked Foot Upland Bird & Game Hunting Club in Owosso, Michigan. More than 60 Veterans participated in what turned out to be a spectacular hunt. The hunt started at 0900 and with everyone in position the signal was given to start the hunt. The birds flew, the shootin' and hootin' started and the dogs were chasin' as everyone had a great time.  "One of our best hunts" said Roger Courey, Chapter President. "We couldn't have asked for a better day".  The hunt is hosted by the Crooked Foot Upland Bird & Game Hunting Club in Owosso, Michigan. After the morning briefing Vets were guided to the shooting posts and for over two hours hunters had an opportunity to bag a bird or two.  After the hunt Crooked Foot put on a terrific brisket lunch that was enjoyed by all.  Then, after lunch, hunters were invited for a final bird round up. One word describes the day- unbelievable!
We would like to thank our sponsors, Shaheen Chevrolet and Crooked Foot Upland Bird & Game Hunting Club for supporting this event. We would also like to thank Operation Injured Soldiers for their participation and our Chapter members who came out to assist with this event.

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.