Council Grove Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers Approximately 1,600 Canada geese and 1,000 mallards on 1/12/18.                                       
Water levels 1.65' feet below conservation elevation (1,274') on 1/12/18.
Hunting conditions Difficult.  The lake was approximately 95% ice covered on 1/12/18.  The lake flooded in late March and generally remained flooded into early July.  Flooding peaked in mid-April (6.4') and the lake remained full through August.  Food producing vegetation could not become established on lake fringes because of the floods and full lake levels.  As such, few food resources will be available for waterfowl along the lake edge this season.  
Expected hunting success Fair/Good on nearby agricultural fields.   
Comments Low Plains Late Zone Duck Season is CLOSED.  Remaining season is January 20-28, 2018.