Clinton Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers


Duck numbers seem to have increased slightly since the last week in October. Several groups of ducks were observed on lake during the waterfowl survey last week.

Species observed include wood duck, mallard, gadwall, pintail, wigeon and hooded merganser. Roughly 350 canada geese were observed as well. Good numbers of coot can be found on the lake and in marsh pools.

Mallard Index (0 - 10) = 0

Lake level 876.89 (1.39 feet high)
Hunting conditions

Coblentz- the southeast pool is empty, southwest pool is half full, the middle pool is full, and the north pool is 3/4 full.

East Coblentz- is full. Water has been held in this pool a majority of the year to try and kill a few trees.  

Elk creek marsh- pool 1 is full and pool 2 is full.  Pool 3 is currently empty but will be getting new control structures in November and flooded after installation. The refuge is full and CLOSED to all activities.

Shadden- marsh is full.

Expected hunting success Fair

IMPORTANT! Clinton Wildlife Area is utilizing an electronic check-in system required of all hunters. To register, please go to 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.

Rock Creek Boat Ramp is CLOSED.