Council Grove Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers Approximately 150 ducks observed on 11/16, mixed species but predominately bufflehead, goldeneye, and scaup.  No Canada geese.  155 mergansers and 35 coots.                                
Water levels 1.18' feet below conservation elevation (1,274') on 11/16.
Hunting conditions 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 Poor/Fair.   
Comments Low Plains Late Zone Duck Season is October 28 through December 31, 2017 and January 20-28, 2018.