Marais des Cygnes Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers 18,000 - 20,000 ducks, early season mix--about 50% mallards.  500 Canada geese.
Mallard migration rank

MMR = 4.

0 = No Mallards, 1 = Very Few Mallards, 5 = Moderate Numbers, 10 = Peak

Water levels Hunting units have fair to good water with a few exceptions:  Unit E is only flooded by runoff and will have little water until/unless we get significant runoff rains.  Unit G is very shallow due to the short stature of wetland plants.  We are pumping into Unit A-North this week.
Hunting/ Habitat conditions Good.  For more habitat info go to MDCWA and click on the "News" icon.
Hunting success Opening day success = about1.5 birds / hunter.  

All hunters must check in daily using iSportsman electronic heck-in before hunting and check out at the end of the hunt regardless of harvest.  Go to:

Outboard motors are restricted on this wildlife area and are allowed in Unit G and in the boat lane only in Unit A-East. Outboards are not allowed in any other wetland units. Electric trolling motors are unrestricted. Boats must be operated at wakeless speed.  Boats must have sufficient PFDs for occupants.

Go to MDCWA and click the "News" icon near the top for more information on waterfowl habitat.  Waterfowl report is updated only if there are significant changes in waterfowl numbers or hunting conditions.