This is a collection of all the Northeast Waterfowl Reports
BENEDICTINE WILDLIFE AREA - Last Updated: 10/20/2016
|Waterfowl numbers|| |
Very few ducks on the area.
Mallard Migration Rank: 1 (Estimate of potential mallard nunbers. 1=lowest, 10=highest)
|Water level|| |
Pumping 3 of the 4 hunted wetlands.
October 1 through March 31 the area can only be accessed with a special permit obtained through a drawing. The application and drawing will take place online only in 2016. Look for "Special Hunts" on our home page under "HUNTING".
|Hunting conditions||Continuing to pump all wetlands on the wildlife area.|
|Expected hunting success||Poor|
|Comments||Very few ducks using the area.|
CLINTON - Last Updated: 10/27/2016
|Waterfowl numbers|| |
Waterfowl numbers are low. 500 or fewer ducks were observed when surveying the reservoir and managed marsh pools. Groups of 4-8 were coming in from the north steadily, but numbers are only slowly increasing. Species include Pintail, Gadwall, Northern Shoveler, and Wood ducks. Majority of ducks seen were Gadwall. A large group of unidentified ducks (300+) was seen in open water in the main lake. Coot are numbering over 3,000.
Mallard Index (0 - 10) = 0
|Lake level||877.28 (1.78 feet above pool)|
|Hunting conditions||All of the marsh pools have water. We are currently still pumping. Coblentz- the north and middle pool are holding the majority of water. All pools, except for the southwest corner are around 75% full. East Coblentz is still filling. Vegetation is very thick in pools and less than half of the flooded pool has open water. Elk creek marsh pools one and two are 100% full, pool three is 90% (and filling) and the refuge has water (refuge closed Oct. 1st). Shadden marsh has some water from the last rain, but it is mostly dry. All marsh pools have good vegetation to feed ducks, and the open areas were planted with millet.|
|Expected hunting success||Success is expected to be low due to lower numbers of waterfowl. N|
IMPORTANT! Clinton Wildlife Area is utilizing an electronic check-in system required of all hunters. To register, please go to https://kdwpt.isportsman.net. This will be mandatory for everyone hunting the wildlife area, not just waterfowl hunters. The card survey stations have been removed. Plan ahead and sign up for I-sportsman now.
Please remember that trapping is also allowed on the Wildlife Area.
HILLSDALE - Last Updated: 10/26/2016
|Waterfowl Numbers||Few ducks and no geese seen at Hillsdale during today's survey. Wood ducks were a common sight on area creeks. A few gadwall were seen on area marshes. Several hundred coots were using the lake.|
|Water Level|| |
Antioch Wetland - full. Decent response from moist soil plants this year. Should provide some good hunting opportunities
Browns Wetland, Upper pool - 1/3 full. Decent response from moist soil plants on the lower half of the marsh. Japanese millet broadcast on higher elevations has produced seed.
Browns Wetland, Lower pool - 1/3 full. Good response from moist soil plants on lower elevations, Japanese millet broadcast on higher elevations.
Youth-Mentor Wetland - 1/3 full water on south end of marsh.
Hillsdale Lake - See Army Corps Daily Report
|Comments||iSportsman is functional again following a couple weeks of downtime as new servers were integrated to better handle the growing program. Remember to check-in prior to each hunt.|
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER - Last Updated: 10/7/2016
|Waterfowl numbers||Geese: <50 canada geese, <50 ducks|
|Expected hunting success||Poor for ducks and geese|
Make-up Lake is Closed to waterfowl hunting.
Individuals wishing to hunt Unit #2 of the wildlife area must enter through the main gate and sign in at the guard house. Be sure to have a photo I.D. with you when checking in.
Hunters are required to drive maintained roads only. A map will be provided to all hunters showing open roads as well as parking areas. Vehicles are allowed to park in parking areas only.
MILFORD WILDLIFE AREA - Last Updated: 10/27/2016
PERRY - Last Updated: 10/27/2016
TUTTLE CREEK WILDLIFE AREA - Last Updated: 10/25/2016
|Waterfowl numbers|| |
80 ducks 4 Canada Geese
Mallard Migration Rank (0-10) = 0
|Water level||The lake is currently at 1079 and will be slowly dropping.|
|Expected hunting success||Fair- scouting will be key|
|Comments||A permit/survey is required to hunt the Tuttle Creek Wildlife Area. I-Sportsman is now being utilized on the area. The Olsburg Marsh has been full of water the entire summer with the rainfall we had this year following the flood in the spring of 2016. The Black Vermillion Marsh had a late flush of ragweed and sunflowers that were difficult to mow prior to pumping.|