Clinton Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers


No teal were observed on the lake during the waterfowl survey, however there are a few teal that have been hanging out on the marshes.  A group of roughly 200 were observed earlier in the week.  Opening day of teal season should be fair.

Mallard Index (0 - 10) = 0

Lake level 877.46 (2 feet high)
Hunting conditions

Coblentz- the southeast and southwest pools are full, the middle pool is full, and there is some water in the north pool.

East Coblentz- is full. Water has been held in this pool a majority of the year to try and kill a few trees.  

Elk creek marsh- pool 1 is full and pool 2 is approaching full.  Pool 3 is empty and will be getting new control structures soon.  The refuge is near full and is open.

Shadden- has water as well and is hunt able for teal season.

Expected hunting success Success is expected to be fair. Teal numbers are not extremely high, but we seem to be picking up a few more every day.

IMPORTANT! Clinton Wildlife Area is utilizing an electronic check-in system required of all hunters. To register, please go to This will be mandatory for everyone hunting the wildlife area, not just waterfowl hunters. The card survey stations have been removed. Plan ahead and sign up for I-sportsman now.  

Please remember that trapping is also allowed on the Wildlife Area.

Rock Creek Boat Ramp is CLOSED.