|Waterfowl numbers|| |
Mallard numbers around 3,300
Light geese- 2,000. The large numbers of snow geese have left the area.
Mallard Migration Index (5)
|Water level||2.2' below conservation pool and steady.|
|Hunting conditions||No more ice.|
|Expected hunting success||Fair.|
Check Area News for updates.
Light goose conservation order open February 16 - April 30, 2015.
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.