Melvern Lake/Wildlife Area Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers Approximately one thousand mallards and geese seen on and flying around the wildlife area. Goldeneye, Bufflehead, scaup, and mergansers were also observed on this weeks survey.
Water level Lake level 1033.11; Conservation pool = 1036.
Hunting conditions The very little ice cover in the marshes. Ducks and geese are around anywhere there is some open water. Plenty of waterfowl observed on open water and in crop fields.
Expected hunting success Good

All hunters utilizing Melvern Wildlife Area are required to obtain a free daily hunt permit through the new electronic permit system. Hunters can register now to begin using the electronic system at    For more information (click here)Waterfowl hunters utilizing the main lake are only required to obtain a permit when hunting west of Hoch Rd.

Refuge Area is CLOSED Oct. 1st through Jan. 15th