|Waterfowl numbers||Approximately one thousand mallards and geese seen on and flying around the wildlife area. Goldeneye, Bufflehead, scaup, and mergansers were also observed on this weeks survey.|
|Water level||Lake level 1033.11; Conservation pool = 1036.|
|Hunting conditions||The very little ice cover in the marshes. 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||Good|
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 https://kdwpt.isportsman.net/ 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