|Waterfowl numbers|| |
Slight increase in duck numbers on the area. About 3,000 - 4,500 ducks on the refuge marsh, mostly mallards and Canada Geese.
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||Fewer ducks on are on the wildlife area at this time compared to past years.|