Benedictine Wildlife Area Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers

More ducks are using the wildlife than in past weeks.  About 1,000 - 1,500 ducks on the refuge marsh, mostly Mallards.

Mallard Migration Rank:  2 (Estimate of potential mallard nunbers. 1=lowest, 10=highest) 

Water level

Pumping 2 of the 4 huntable wetlands due to water holding issues.

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 only the large center wetland and one of the west marshes due to excessive water loss.
Expected hunting success Poor, very few ducks using the hunt-able wetlands.
Comments The colder weather has increased the duck numbers in the past week.