Council Grove Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers Approximately 415 Canada geese, 960 ducks (primarily mallards and goldeneye), and 420 mergansers observed on 2/9.                           
Water levels 0.95' feet below conservation elevation (1,274') on 2/9.
Hunting conditions Ice forming in shallows and wind protected areas.  The lake flooded in late May (8.0') and was full during the remainder of the summer.  Food producing vegetation could not become established on lake fringes because of the flood and full lake levels.  As such, few food resources will be available for waterfowl this season.  
Expected hunting success Fair.    
Comments Low Plains Late Zone Duck Season is CLOSED.  Dark Goose season is open through Feb. 12.