Glen Elder Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers

Attention Hunters, Glen Elder Wildlife Area will be implementing an electronic survey system called ISportsman beginning September 1, 2017.  Go to for more information.

Teal - 250 or less on the area this week. 

Mallard Migration Index (1)

Water level Approximately 1.1' foot below conservation pool.
Hunting conditions Water level continues to recede from vegetation, exposing mud flats.  All boat ramps are open.
Expected hunting success

Poor for teal until we get some cooler weather to move birds in.  Water levels are not as high as last year with less flooded vegetation. 

There have been a few teal harvested.


Teal season is open 9/9/17 to 9/24/17.

Check Area News for updates.

Both Cawker City and Granite Creek Refuge closure dates are November 1st - January 31stThe refuges are open to the public until that time.

The Youth/ Mentor hunting area is now located in the Granite Creek Refuge and is in effect from October 1 - January 31. Waterfowl hunting from the shoreline area is allowed in the Youth-Mentor Area as long as EACH adult is hunting with a youth 17 years or younger. Boats of any sort are prohibited in the Granite Creek Refuge.

Zebra Mussels have been confirmed in Waconda Lake. Be sure to dry boats and equipment before moving to other waters.