|Waterfowl numbers||We estimate 3,000 to 10,000 total ducks on the Area. Mostly blue winged teal, mallard and shoveler. Teal numbers seem to be increasing a bit this week.|
|Water level||Pools 1A is near 42", 1B and 1C are around 39". Pool 2 is near 18 inches, Pools 3A is about 13 inches, 3B is dry except for trapped water, 4A is about 17.5 inches; 4B is around 18.5 inches, and Pool 5 has about 12".|
|Hunting conditions||Cattail have expanded in area. A windy early spring prevented burning of mowed cattail and as the season progressed we entered into a very wet period. This provided us supplemental water for the storage pool (Pool 1). We plan on keeping Pool 3B dry this fall in an effort to deal with the mowed cattail from last winter and to try and control the cattail expansion. We were successful in keeping Pools 3A and 4 relatively dry late this summer and as a result we have at least done some Phragmites spraying and mowing of hunting holes in the perimeter and shallow water areas of those pools. The openings and trails we mowed have greatly improved the marsh for hunting opportunity. We also cleaned out the boating channels leading from Deadman East and White Rock Parking Lots.|
|Expected hunting success||Teal hunters averaged about 2.8 teal per hunter for the recently completed teal season|
Hunters are encouraged to use the electronic Daily Hunt Permit system. This will eventually replace the paper permits.
KDWPT IS IMPLEMENTING AN ELECTRONIC PERMIT SYSTEM FOR THE 2015-2016 HUNTING SEASONS
HUNTERS NEED TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT IN iSportsman BY GOING TO https://kdwpt.isportsman.net AND FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE DIRECTIONS:
1. Scroll down the left side of the page to the blue "register" button.
2. Provide hunter information.
ONCE REGISTERED, HUNTERS WILL BE ABLE TO CALL OR LOG ONTO THE SYSTEM SEPTEMBER 1 AND GET THEIR PERMIT FOR THE DOVE OPENER. THEY CAN ALSO VISIT THE CHEYENNE BOTTOMS WILDLIFE AREA PAGE ON iSPORTSMAN AT https://kdwpt.isportsman.net/Locations/Cheyenne_Bottoms.aspx
PAPER PERMITS WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE AREA OFFICE, HOWEVER, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE THE iSPORTSMAN ELECTRONIC CHECK-IN SYSTEM AS IT WILL BE USED EXCLUSEIVELY IN FOLLOWING YEARS.