Council Grove Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers Approximately 550 ducks.  Primarily goldeneye with some mallard, and 40 Canada geese observed on 11/25.               
Water levels 1.55' feet below conservation elevation (1,274') on 11/25.
Hunting conditions Abundant precipitation throughout the month of May caused significant lake flooding (12.6' above conservation elevation) that persisted until early August.  Food producing vegetation could not become established on lake fringes because of the flood and late dewatering.  As such, few food resources will be available for waterfowl this season.  
Expected hunting success  Poor/Fair.
Comments Low Plains Late Duck Zone is Oct. 31 - Jan. 3, 2016 and Jan. 23 - 31, 2016.