|Waterfowl numbers||We estimate 20,000 to 40,000 ducks on the Area. Mostly blue-winged teal, mallard and shoveler. Total goose numbers are estimated to be less than 500.|
|Water level||Pools 1A, 1B and 1C each are at 9 inches. Pool 2 is near 10 inches, Pools 3A is about 4 inches, 3B is dry except for trapped water, 4A is about 7 inches, 4B is near 7 inches and Pool 5 has only trapped water.|
|Hunting conditions||Cattail have expanded in area. Pool 3B will likely remain dry through the winter to allow for cattail control work this winter and next spring. Pool 3A will be managed as a primitive hunting pool and closed to motorized watercraft.|
|Expected hunting success||Since the Conservation Order for light geese began, hunter success has dropped to less than 1 goose per hunt. Duck season is closed on Cheyenne Bottoms. This information is gathered from the Daily Hunt Permits provided by hunters using the card system and iSportsman.|
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 INFORMATION CENTERS, HOWEVER, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE THE iSPORTSMAN ELECTRONIC CHECK-IN SYSTEM AS IT WILL BE USED EXCLUSEIVELY IN FOLLOWING YEARS.