Council Grove Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers Approximately 60 Canada geese and 1,500 ducks (primarily merganser and goldeneye with a few mallards) observed on 2/11.               
Water levels 0.50' feet above conservation elevation (1,274') on 2/11.
Hunting conditions Lake approximately 1% ice covered on 2/11.  Ice present in shallows and wind protected areas.  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.   
Comments Low Plains Late Duck Zone season is CLOSED.  Canada goose season is open through Feb. 14.