This a collection of all the Southeast Waterfowl Reports.

TORONTO RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 9/25/2015

Waterfowl numbers 50  teal seen on the reservoir today
Water level Reservoir is 1.0' below conservation pool, Marsh at 54 hwy is 80-90% full.
Hunting conditions Reservoir is open. .   
Expected hunting success 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: 9/10/2015

Waterfowl numbers Small groups of teal (20-30 birds) scattered around the reservoir, wetlands and ponds.  Not able to get a good total count due to vegetation.
Water level Reservoir at conservation pool. Widgeon Marsh 3/4 full.  Simmons Marsh 1/4 full.   Half-Mile Marsh 1/3 full.
Hunting conditions Good
Expected hunting success Fair.
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: 9/25/2015

Waterfowl numbers 25 teal seen today
Water level 0.25' 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: 9/28/2015

Waterfowl numbers 50-65 Blue Wing Teal, handful of Mallards.  Handful of Wood ducks on creeks.
Water level

Current Level: 1041.29

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.  Lake level is back down but there is little if any vegetation on or along shoreline. Below dam the lower marsh complex is about 3/4 full, with great forage available for water fowl.  Teal are utilizing marsh for feeding and loafing. BE AWARE THIS MARSH CONTAINS SOME DEEP WATER, USE CAUTION.  Upper marsh is being drained down for duration of winter to dry out for infrastructure re-build in late spring.  DU Marsh was planted to corn, witch has just been harvested.  DU Marsh is aprox. 30% full.  NEED a big rain. Large portion of standing corn will be flooded with next major precipitation event.   
Expected hunting success  Poor.   Need a cool front to bring in more waterfowl. 
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: 9/30/2015

Waterfowl numbers  
Mallard migration rank

MMR = 0.

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

Water levels Almost no huntable water. Unit E and H have some water. Boicourt Lake may have some water on the Wildlife Area. Unit G has evaporated dry.  A few puddles elsewhere.
Hunting/ Habitat conditions We have begun pumping into some units.
Hunting success Season total:  83 teal / 75 hunter trips = 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.

Waterfowl report is updated only if there are significant changes in waterfowl numbers or hunting conditions.


MELVERN LAKE/WILDLIFE AREA - Last Updated: 10/2/2015

Waterfowl numbers Few waterfowl observed on the area.
Water level Lake level 1035.81; Conservation pool = 1036.
Hunting conditions Sundance marsh has been partially pumped.
Expected hunting success Poor

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: 9/22/2015

Waterfowl numbers 100 Teal observed using area 
Mallard Migration Rank


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

Water level There is very little huntable water for early Teal and we do not anticipate pumping any more water until October.  There is currently some water in the pool 1 ditch and in Pool 2 oxbow area.  Please keep in mind we are a long way from the regular duck season opener and food production is still the main focus at this time.              
Hunting conditions Fair      
Expected hunting success

Approx. 82 teal have been harvested during early Teal.

For the 2014-2015 Regular season 2732 hunters harvested 4422 ducks for a 1.6 BPH average.  Please remember the isportsman electronic check in and out system will be live starting this spring and no paper cards will be available.  Thanks so much for your cooperation and support in transitioning into this new system!!! 


Early Teal Season Spetember 12-27 

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.