Byron Walker Waterfowl Report -
3Waterfowl numbers

Hunters! Bids closed for the NAWCA wetland project as of 10/17/2017.  We started moving dirt the week of November 13.  As a result, many of the marshes west of Kingman State Lake and also the bison marsh will not be flooded in 2017 as the dikes will be newly constructed and won't have vegetation established.  Please bear with us on this project and the ultimate results will provide improved waterfowl attraction in the future!  Also, a new kayak/canoe launch has been installed on the dam just west of the refuge line to aid launching boats across the rip rap.   

Currently, approximately 300 ducks and 50 geese are using Kingman State Lake, area ponds, and the river.  Fronts coming in this week should improve that outlook.   

Water level Kingman State Fishing Lake is 3/4 full with levels more than 1 foot low and boat access limited in the western 1/3 of the lake.  All marshes are dry.
Hunting conditions   WARNING-New rip rap has been added to the Kingman State Lake dam and until the metal has been removed, it poses a hazard to hunters, fishermen, and their dogs. 
Expected hunting success Limited
Comments We have installed a canoe/kayak launch just west of the refuge line on the dam.  Please let us know if there are ways to improve this new facility.  We do plan on pouring a concrete path along side the launch to give users a safer walking surface than the current rip rap.