Southeast

This a collection of all the Southeast Waterfowl Reports.

TORONTO RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 2/21/2018

Waterfowl numbers

2/21/18

Duck season for the Low Plains Southeast Zone is now closed. The seasons for Canada geese & white-fronted geese are closed. The light goose conservation order will continue from Feb. 19 to Apr. 30, 2018.

Water level The reservoir is 0.5 ft. below conservation pool level.
Hunting conditions Reservoir is approximately 0% frozen over.
Expected hunting success NA
Comments A new report will be posted weekly during the next fall and winter waterfowl seasons. For information pertaining to the Toronto Wildlife Area call 620-583-6783.



ELK CITY - Last Updated: 9/19/2018

Waterfowl numbers A couple hundred teal have been seen scattered around the area.
Water level RESERVOIR ABOUT TWO FEET HIGH AND DROPPING. GOOD WATER AMOUNTS IN WETLANDS.
Hunting conditions GOOD VEGETATION
Expected hunting success Fair to Good.
Comment For updated waterfowl numbers and weather conditions call (620) 331-6820. Individuals utilizing the wildlife area need to be aware of the refuge boundaries. Maps can be obtained at the Fisheries & Wildlife office (below the dam) or at the State Park (on the lake side).



FALL RIVER RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 2/21/2018

Waterfowl numbers

2/21/18

Duck season for the Low Plains Southeast Zone is now closed. The seasons for Canada geese & white-fronted geese are closed. The light goose conservation order will continue from Feb. 19 to Apr. 30, 2018.

Water level Water level is at approximately 0.61 ft. below conservation pool.
Hunting conditions Reservoir has approximately 0% ice cover.
Expected hunting success NA
Comments A new report will be posted weekly during the next fall and winter waterfowl seasons. For information pertaining to the Toronto Wildlife Area call 620-583-6783.



JOHN REDMOND - Last Updated: 9/6/2018

Waterfowl numbers  Extremely scattered birds.  There are numerous flocks of Green Wing Teal on and around John Redmond Reservoir, but due to recent flooding, birds are very scattered with excellent flooded vegetation pretty much everywhere.
Water level Current Level: 1043.5 Conservation Pool Level: 1041.0
Hunting conditions

Teal Season- Low Plains- Sept. 8th-23rd

Duck Season- Southeast Zone-  Opens Nov. 10, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019       and        January 12, 2019  through January 27, 2019.

Excellent habitat this year in reservoir and surrounding areas.  

   DU Marsh is open, and consist of standing flooded Milo and Millet and moist soil annuals, 95% of full water level, but 100%.   Lower marsh is currently 80% full,  and consist of some millet and moist soil annuals.  Upper Marsh below dam is 100% full.   All three department managed marshes are open for public waterfowl hunting, and are located below John Redmond Dam south of spillway.  Beware, both the upper and lower marsh's contain some deep water in lower portions, well over 6 feet in depth.   The large sedimentation basins located below damn are not open to public hunting and are under private ownership, but should benefit all, as protected loafing areas that are out of the wind.

Expected hunting success Teal Opener- On reservoir- Fair.   In Marshes- Good. 
Comments For information on Flint Hills National Wildlife Area and the marshes on the upper end of the lake please contact FHNWR @ 620-392-5553.



MARAIS DES CYGNES - Last Updated: 9/19/2018

Waterfowl numbers > 2,000.
Mallard migration rank

MMR = 0.

0 = No Mallards, 1 = Very Few Mallards, 5 = Moderate Numbers, 10 = Peak

Water levels Huntable water in Units A-East, A-North, E, and G.  Pumping water into Unit F-West.  A small pool in Unit F-South.
Hunting/ Habitat conditions Water is generally shallow but ideal for teal season.  WARNING -- Toxic levels of blue-green algae have been documented in the southeast corner of Unit G (boat ramp area) and in Boicourt Lake.  DO NOT let your dog drink or come in contact with the water at these sites -- death could result.  For more information about blue-green algae go to:  http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/download/Hunter_and_fishing_guide.pdf
Hunting success Season:  491 teal / 251 hunters = 2.0 teal/hunter.  Last 4 days (Sunday thru Tues):  46 teal / 52 hunters = 0.9 teal/hunter.
Comments

All hunters must check-in daily using iSportsman electronic check-in from a PC, smartphone, or by phone before hunting and check out at the end of the hunt regardless of harvest.  We now have a zero tolerance policy on failure to comply with iSportsman and check station requirements. Please remember to fill out the check-out report with accurate information. THIS INFORMATION IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE CURRENT AND FUTURE MANAGEMENT OF THE AREA. FILL OUT ONLY YOUR INDIVIDUAL HARVEST EFFORTS, i.e., NOT A GROUP HARVEST TOTAL.  Go to:

https://kdwpt.isportsman.net

Outboard motors are restricted on this wildlife area and are allowed in Unit G and in the boat lane only in Unit A-East. Outboards are not allowed in any other wetland units. Electric trolling motors are unrestricted. Boats must be operated at wakeless speed.  Boats must have sufficient PFDs for occupants.

Go to MDCWA and click the "News" icon near the top for more information on general waterfowl habitat.  Waterfowl report is updated only if there are significant changes in waterfowl numbers or hunting conditions.



MELVERN LAKE/WILDLIFE AREA - Last Updated: 9/14/2018

Waterfowl numbers

Waterfowl counts given on this report are based on what was observed on the day the report is updated. Waterfowl numbers vary greatly from day to day and weather conditions and hunting pressure will affect the numbers of waterfowl on the area.   

Mallard Migration Rank = 0 (0 = no mallards and 10 = peak migration)

09/14/2018 ( 8:00 AM )---3 Duck Marsh- West unit is pumped and full of water, no waterfowl at time of survey.  

                      Willow Marsh- North unit is pumped and full, no waterfowl at time of survey. 

                      Sundance Marsh- This marsh is dry and will most likely be all year unless we receive a large amount of rain. 

                      Lowman's Cove- Mostly dry and is controlled by run off moisture only.

                      Shoveler's Slough- Pumped roughly 23 acre feet, only 15 blue wing teal, great water.

Melvern Lake Reservoir: 

Water level Lake level = 1034.05; Conservation pool = 1036.00; Target goal for the lake is 1034.00.         0% Ice cover on Melvern Lake.
Hunting conditions Japanese and German millet (50/50 mix) has been drilled in all 5 of our wetlands and is limited due to drought conditions throughout the summer. Millet as well as Milo was planted in alternating strips throughout all of our wetlands to provide varying structure heights as well as options for ducks to feed on moist soil vegetation and grains. Varying food sources an abundance of invertebrates should provide enough food for the ducks to hang around all season.    
Expected hunting success Poor 
Comments

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 https://kdwpt.isportsman.net/  For more information (click here)Waterfowl hunters utilizing the main lake are only required to obtain a permit when hunting west of Hoch Road.

Please remember to fill out the permit with accurate information. THIS INFORMATION IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE CURRENT AND FUTURE MANAGEMENT OF THE AREA. FILL OUT ONLY YOUR INDIVIDUAL HARVEST EFFORTS, i.e., NOT A GROUP HARVEST TOTAL.

The Refuge Area is CLOSED October 1st through January 15th.



NEOSHO WILDLIFE AREA - Last Updated: 9/13/2018

Waterfowl numbers

iSportsman (electronic daily hunt permit system) will be required of all hunters this fall, please set up an iSportsman account prior to this hunting season.

400-500 teal 

ATTENTION: Wood ducks are present and using the same pools as the teal. Hunters are reminded to make sure of their target prior to shooting!!!

Mallard Migration Rank

iSportsman (electronic daily hunt permit system) will be required of all hunters this fall, please set up an iSportsman account prior to this hunting season.

MMR=0

0= No Mallards, 1= Very Few Mallards, 5= Moderate Numbers, 10= Peak

Water level

iSportsman (electronic daily hunt permit system) will be required of all hunters this fall please set up an iSportsman account prior to this hunting season.

All BOATS MUST OPERATE AT NO-WAKE SPEEDS WITHIN BOATING CANALS

Pool 1- 100 acres 

Pool 2A- 80 acres

Pool 2B- 25 Acres 

Pool 4B- 35 acres

Pools 4A, 5, 6, 7, and 8 currently dry

Refuge -2.1' low (approx. 600 acres)

South Unit- Dry and will remain dry for 2018-2019 seasons for renovation work (see "Area News").

For more information on the water level conditions for upcoming season please see the area news by clicking link below and clicking on the "NEWS" icon.
      
Hunting conditions

iSportsman (electronic daily hunt permit system) will be required of all hunters this fall, please set up an iSportsman account prior to this hunting season.

Excellent.  Please see the area news page for a breakdown of habitat types within each pool.  Click on link below for a current map of the area.

    

Expected hunting success

iSportsman (electronic daily hunt permit system) will be required of all hunters this fall, please set up an iSportsman account prior to this hunting season.

Fair. Early Teal Season September 8-23, 2018

Teal opener was very good. Sunday through Thursday has been poor.

 We still have hunters that have not checked out of the isportsman system.  Please check to make sure it is not you.  Thanks         

Comments
SE Zone Regular Duck Season CLOSED!!!!

If the red check out sign is out at check station all hunters are required to stop.  Thanks

Neosho WA requires all hunters to utilize the daily permit system called isportsman.  Hunters will need to register via PC prior to hunting at Neosho WA.  Hunters will be able to login via PC, smartphone, or call in from cell phone or landline phone each day prior to hunting to get a daily permit, and report back similar to the paper daily permits.  Please visit https://kdwpt.isportsman.net/ to register prior to hunting season.

Please remember to fill out the permit with accurate information. THIS INFORMATION IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE CURRENT AND FUTURE MANAGEMENT OF THE AREA. FILL OUT ONLY YOUR INDIVIDUAL HARVEST EFFORTS, i.e., NOT A GROUP HARVEST TOTAL.

Waterfowl hunting in Pool 8 is restricted to youth hunters and their mentor on weekends and holidays.

For additional area news please visit the area website at: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/Locations/Wildlife-Areas/Region-5/Neosho/Area-News.



POMONA RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 11/26/2014

Waterfowl numbers 1500 ducks, 
Water level Lake is 972.41 ft. conservation pool is 974
Hunting conditions fair
Expected hunting success Fair
Comments

The marshes on Pomona require run off for filling and are currently dry or holding very little water.