This a collection of all the Southeast Waterfowl Reports.

TORONTO RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 11/23/2015

Waterfowl numbers No ducks seen on the reservoir today. 
Water level Reservoir is 1.5' below conservation pool, Marsh at 54 hwy is 10-20% full.
Hunting conditions Reservoir is open. .   
Expected hunting success Poor-Fair
Comments Counts are done on a weekly basis and information will be posted immediately following counts. For other info. call 620-583-6783.

ELK CITY - Last Updated: 11/24/2015

Waterfowl numbers 1000-2000 ducks around the area.  Mallards, gadwall, widgeon, teal. 500 Snows.  A few canada geese around area ponds, but not much use on the reservoir.
Water level Reservoir near pool level. Widgeon Marsh has some water from this summer, but little surface open due to vegetation.
Hunting conditions Most marshes are still dry.  Good food available if weather provides water to fill the wetlands.  Caught late summer rains to irrigate and flood wetlands, but most of this water has evaporated.  The Chetopa/Quaker access road will be open for youth Nov. 6-8 and regular duck season Nov. 13 - Jan. 3 and Jan. 9-31.
Expected hunting success Fair.  Flight ducks last weekend provided good shooting.  Looking for another push over the Thanksgiving Holiday with inclement weather forecast.  
Comments For updated waterfowl numbers and weather conditions call (620) 331-6820. Individuals utilizing the wildlife area need to be aware of the refuge boundaries. Maps can be obtained at the Fisheries & Wildlife office (below the dam) or at the State Park (on the lake side).

FALL RIVER RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 11/23/2015

Waterfowl numbers 65 mallards and a handful of redheads seen on the reservoir today
Water level 1' below conservation pool
Hunting conditions Reservoir is open. 
Expected hunting success Poor-Fair.
Comments Counts are conducted on a weekly basis and information is posted immediately following counts. For other questions call: 620-583-6783.

JOHN REDMOND - Last Updated: 11/23/2015

Waterfowl numbers 65 Teal, 400 Gadwall, 1,500 Mallards, 300 mixed divers, 75 Dark Geese.  
Water level

Current Level: 1040.84

Conservation Pool Level: 1041.0

Hunting conditions   Main Lake is going to be rather poor this year due to extremely high water for most of the summer.   Very little if any vegetation around shoreline.
Expected hunting success  Fair.  
Comments For information on Flint Hills National Wildlife Area and the marshes on the upper end of the lake please contact FHNWR @ 620-392-5553.

MARAIS DES CYGNES - Last Updated: 11/25/2015

Waterfowl numbers 30,000 - 35,000 ducks--mostly mallards.  1,000 white-fronted geese, 500 Canada geese.
Mallard migration rank

MMR = 8.

0 = No Mallards, 1 = Very Few Mallards, 5 = Moderate Numbers, 10 = Peak

Water levels Hunting units have fair to good water with a few exceptions:  Unit E is only flooded by runoff and will have little water until/unless we get significant runoff rains.  Unit G is very shallow due to the short stature of wetland plants.
Hunting/ Habitat conditions Good.  For more habitat info go to MDCWA and click on the "News" icon.
Hunting success Saturday - Tues (Nov 21 - 24): 334 ducks / 297 hunters = 1.1 success.  Season:  787 ducks / 693 hunters = 1.1 success.

All hunters must check in daily using iSportsman electronic check-in before hunting and check out at the end of the hunt regardless of harvest.  Go to:

Outboard motors are restricted on this wildlife area and are allowed in Unit G and in the boat lane only in Unit A-East. Outboards are not allowed in any other wetland units. Electric trolling motors are unrestricted. Boats must be operated at wakeless speed.  Boats must have sufficient PFDs for occupants.

Go to MDCWA and click the "News" icon near the top for more information on waterfowl habitat.  Waterfowl report is updated only if there are significant changes in waterfowl numbers or hunting conditions.

MELVERN LAKE/WILDLIFE AREA - Last Updated: 11/24/2015

Waterfowl numbers Few more waterfowl seen on this weeks survey. Primary species are gadwalls and mallards. Few more geese starting to show up.
Water level Lake level 1034.92; Conservation pool = 1036.
Hunting conditions 3-Duck and Willow marshes are pumped. Sundance marsh is partially pumped.
Expected hunting success Fair

All hunters utilizing Melvern Wildlife Area are required to obtain a free daily hunt permit through the new electronic permit system. Hunters can register now to begin using the electronic system at    For more information (click here)Waterfowl hunters utilizing the main lake are only required to obtain a permit when hunting west of Hoch Rd.

Refuge Area is CLOSED Oct. 1st through Jan. 15th

NEOSHO WILDLIFE AREA - Last Updated: 11/24/2015

Waterfowl numbers 20 to 25,000 mainly mallards   
Mallard Migration Rank


0= No Mallards, 1= Very Few Mallards, 5= Moderate Numbers, 10= Peak

Water level Excellent water conditions after 4" last week and calling for another 3" this week.  Boats being launched from trailers must ONLY use designated boat ramps.                
Hunting conditions Good     
Expected hunting success Good.  Please remember the isportsman electronic check in and out system is now live and no paper cards will be available.  Each individual hunter must check-in /check-out and MUST report accurate pool and harvest information daily.  Thanks so much for your cooperation and support in transitioning into this new system!!!  This information is very valuable in making management decisions and generating funding for future projects.   

Southeast Zone Youth Nov. 7-8

Southest Zone Regular Season Nov. 14 to Jan. 3 and Jan. 9 to Jan. 31 

If the red check out sign is out at check station all hunters are required to stop.  Thanks

Neosho WA is transitioning to a new daily permit system called isportsman.  Hunters will need to register via PC prior to hunting at Neosho WA.  Hunters will be able to login via PC, smartphone, or call in from cell phone or landline phone each day prior to hunitng to get a daily permit, and report back similar to the paper daily permits.  Please visit to register prior to hunting season.


Waterfowl hunting in Pool 8 is restricted to youth hunters and their mentor on weekends and holidays.

For additional area news please visit the area website at:

POMONA RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 11/26/2014

Waterfowl numbers 1500 ducks, 
Water level Lake is 972.41 ft. conservation pool is 974
Hunting conditions fair
Expected hunting success Fair

The marshes on Pomona require run off for filling and are currently dry or holding very little water.