|Waterfowl numbers|| |
Puddle Ducks - app. 1200
Divers Ducks- app. 1800
Resident Canada geese at this time around 800
Mallard Migration Index (1)
|Water level||.1' below conservation pool|
|Hunting conditions||Water level receding, exposing mudflats along shorelines and low lying areas.|
|Expected hunting success||Fair. Waterfowl numbers may increase with each cold front.|
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Low Plains Early Zone open Oct. 10 - Dec. 6, 2015 and Dec. 19, 2015 - Jan. 3, 2016. The Early Zone includes the area north of Hwy 24.
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.