Melvern Lake/Wildlife Area Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers A couple hundred mallard and northern shoveler seen on and flying around the wildlife area. Only Canada geese were seen around, on water, in fields, and flying.  Scaup, Bufflehead, and Pintail  were also observed on this weeks survey.
Water level Lake level 1034.5; Conservation pool = 1036.
Hunting conditions No ice cover. Ducks and geese are around anywhere there is some open water. Plenty of waterfowl observed on open water and in crop fields.
Expected hunting success Poor

All hunters utilizing Melvern Wildlife Area are required to obtain a free daily hunt permit through the new electronic permit system. Hunters can register now to begin using the electronic system at    For more information (click here)Waterfowl hunters utilizing the main lake are only required to obtain a permit when hunting west of Hoch Rd.

Refuge Area is CLOSED Oct. 1st through Jan. 15th

Spring Conservation order on Light Geese is Feb. 15-April 30, 2016.