|Waterfowl numbers||Duck numbers are steady and goose numbers down this past week. We now estimate between 30,000 to 70,000 total ducks on the Area. Mostly mallard, widgeon, gadwall, green winged teal and pintail. A good number of redheads, shovelers and coots are now on the Area as well. We saw our first cinnamon teal last Thursday (March 9). We estimate about 7,000 to 30,000 geese on the Area, most are snow geese.|
|Water level||Pools 1A is near 19", 1B and 1C are around 33". Pool 2 is near 16.5 inches, Pools 3A is about 11.5 inches, 3B is dry except for trapped water, 4A and 4B are around 11 inches, and Pool 5 has about 11.5".|
|Hunting conditions||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. We also cleaned out the boating channels leading from Deadman East and White Rock Parking Lots. Pool 3B is dry as we continue working on the cattail there.|
|Expected hunting success||We haven't had too many hunters taking advantage of the Light Goose Conservation Order on the Wildlife Area.|
iSportsman (electronic daily hunt permit system) is up and running for PC and smartphone use.
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 2016-2017 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.