Isabel Wetland

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Isabel Wetland is a small but excellent public hunting area for waterfowl, pheasant, quail, rabbits, doves, turkey, and deer. It is mostly grassland with a natural wetland that has been enlarged to 41 acres by the construction of 2 dams. There are 4 separate marshes of which 3 can be pumped. Because of the extensive use of the area by waterfowl, Isabel Wetland is a non-toxic shot only area. Lead shot may not be possessed while hunting on the area. Depending on fall migration, waterfowl hunting can be excellent, although the area is small and sometimes crowded.

Manager: Todd Gatton
Phone:(620) 895-6446

Isportman registration

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Area News - Updated: 12/08/2006

Isabel Wetland Area News

General Information
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Manager: Todd Gatton
Phone:(620) 895-6446

Isportman registration


Special Regulations
  • Non-toxic shot only,
  • Daily Hunt Permits Required (Free in Parking Lots),
  • Camping is allowed in Parking lots only

Here is a complete list of Public Land Regulations or you can download the regulation summary.

History

The 440 acre area was purchased in 2 parcels, 1989 and 1999, to preserve wetland habitat and provide recreational opportunities. Ducks Unlimited assisted in purchasing part of the area. An historic sod barn, originally built in 1942 and since restored, is located on the property.

Isabel Facilities
Parking Area
  • Type of Facility: Parking Lot
  • Location of Facility: 37.494410113 -98.53805212

Parking Area
  • Type of Facility: Parking Lot
  • Location of Facility: 37.499596 -98.54730849

Parking Area
  • Type of Facility: Parking Lot
  • Location of Facility: 37.49721007 -98.55584591

Historic Sod Barn
  • Type of Facility: Historical
  • Location of Facility: 37.48781097 -98.53760278
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    Historic sod barn originally built in 1942 and since restored


Isabel Waterfowl Report - 02/05/2016
Waterfowl numbers No geese observed 2/4.  50% ice covered.
Water level The pool along Hwy. 42 is approximately 50% full.  The main lake is full and consists of open water (approx. 4-5 feet deep) with vegetation along the edges. The pool south of the main lake has some water, and the pool to the east of that is nearly full. 
Hunting conditions Regular duck season (Low Plains Late Zone) is Oct. 31, 2015 - Jan. 3, 2016 and Jan. 23-31, 2016.
Expected hunting success 50% ice covered.
Comments

Hunters are encouraged to use the electronic Daily Hunt Permit system being introduced this year.  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.

PAPER PERMITS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE AT ISABEL WETLANDS. iSportsman WILL BE USED EXCLUSIVELY ON THIS AREA IN 2015-2016.

Only non-toxic shot is allowed on Isabel Wetland Wildlife Area for all species.