|Waterfowl numbers||We estimate 5,000 to 10,000 ducks on the Area. Mostly green winged teal, mallard and shoveler. Total goose numbers are estimated to be less than 100.|
|Water level||Pools 1A is near 45", 1B is about 49.5"and 1C is around 22.5". Pool 2 is near 14 inches, Pools 3A is about 5 inches, 3B is dry except for trapped water, 4A is about 5 inches, 4B is near 7 inches and Pool 5 has about 12".|
|Hunting conditions||Cattail have expanded in area. A windy early spring prevented burning of mowed cattail and as the season progressed we entered into a very wet period. This provided us supplemental water for the storage pool (Pool 1). However, it is preventing us from doing any cattail control work. We hope we still have time to get into some of the perimeter areas to work on cattail and plant supplemental food. It has to stop raining first.|
|Expected hunting success|
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 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. 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 INFORMATION CENTERS, HOWEVER, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE THE iSPORTSMAN ELECTRONIC CHECK-IN SYSTEM AS IT WILL BE USED EXCLUSEIVELY IN FOLLOWING YEARS.
Cheyenne Bottoms Waterfowl Report -