Glen Elder Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers
ALL HUNTERS  at Glen Elder WA are required to check in and out daily.  This regulation went into effect on September 1, 2017. Users are encouraged to utilize the ISportsman electronic daily hunting permit system, but may also use the phone system or the 3 paper card stations that are on the property. Go to for more information.

Dabbling Ducks - 45,000 (mixture of mallards, pintails, and wigeon)

Diving Ducks - 10,000

Canada geese - 31,000

Light geese - 270,000

Mallard Migration Index (3)

Water level Approximately 1' foot below conservation pool.
Hunting conditions The lake is thawed, all boat ramps are open.
Expected hunting success Good.  Birds are staying on open water.  Plenty of birds going out to feed on private croplands.

Spring Conservation Order for Light geese open Feb. 19 - April 30, 2018.

Check Area News for updates.

Both Cawker City and Granite Creek Refuge closure dates are November 1st - January 31st.  

The Youth/ Mentor hunting area is located in the Granite Creek Refuge and is in effect from October 1 - January 31. Waterfowl hunting from the shoreline area is allowed in the Youth-Mentor Area as long as EACH adult is hunting with a youth 17 years or younger. Boats of any sort are prohibited in the Granite Creek Refuge.

Zebra Mussels have been confirmed in Waconda Lake. Be sure to dry boats and equipment before moving to other waters.