Wilson Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers 10,000 ducks; approximately 3500 common goldeneyes and 6000 mallards, with smaller numbers of buffleheads, ring-necks, and redheads. 14,000 Canada geese, 4500 light geese.
Mallard Migration Rank

Mallard Migration Rank = 10

The Mallard Migration Rank is subjective and ranges from 0 (no mallards) to 10 (Peak Mallard Numbers)

Water level 1516.33; 1/3 ft above conservation pool and declining
Hunting conditions The reservoir is 99% frozen. Birds are mostly hitting private agricultural fields.
Expected hunting success Fair to good - those who are able to find agricultural fields with birds (PERMISSION IS REQUIRED ON PRIVATE FIELDS) should have good opportunities.

Wilson Reservoir is in the Low Plains Late Duck Zone 

Refuge CLOSED SEPT 1 through JAN 31

Contact Corps of Engineers at 785-658-2551 for hunting restrictions around Minooka, Lucas and Sylvan Parks

Contact Wilson State Park at 785-658-2465 ext. 1 for hunting restrictions around Hell Creek and Otoe Parks