|Waterfowl numbers|| |
Snow geese - app. 200
Mallard Migration Index (1)
|Water level||1.3' below conservation pool.|
|Hunting conditions||Water level is stable. no ice cover and all boat ramps are usable.|
|Expected hunting success||Fair. Goose numbers decreased due to migration.|
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Light goose conservation order season open Feb. 15 - April 30, 2016.
Both Cawker City and Granite Creek Refuge closure dates are November 1st - January 31st. The 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.