Southwest

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CHEYENNE BOTTOMS - Last Updated: 6/16/2022

Waterfowl numbers

Low

If the report has not been updated in a few days, please assume that conditions and bird numbers are the same as the last update.

Water level 1A-12", 1B-12", 1C-12", 2-4", 3A-dry, 3B-dry, 4A-dry,  4B-dry, 5-dry.  No way to replenish water levels due to ongoing construction and dry weather.  As soon as construction of the new pump station in the west hub is complete, water will be brought in if available.
Hunting conditions Pool 2-  Pool 3A- Pool 3B- 1,000 acres of cattails have been disked multiple times.  All blind islands have been rebuilt.  25 acres of millet and 25 acres of milo planted.  Pool 4APool 4B-  Pool 5
Expected hunting success Poor
Comments

ALL BOATS MUST BE OPERATED AT NO WAKE SPEEDS.  REGARDLESS OF THE TIME OR SCENERIO, ALL BOATS MUST BE OPERATED AT NO WAKE SPEEDS 100% OF THE TIME, NO EXCEPTIONS.

POOL 4A IS CLOSED AT 1 P.M. DAILY TO MOTORIZED BOATS.  ANY BOAT WITH A MOTOR ON IT MUST BE OUT OF THE WATER AT 1 P.M.  NO MOTORING OUT PRIOR TO 1 P.M. THEN ROWING OR DRAGGING BOAT BACK IN AFTER 1 P.M.

3A IS CLOSED TO MOTORIZED BOATS

MOTORIZED BOATS ALLOWED ONLY DURING OPEN WATERFOWL SEASON.  THIS MEANS NO SCOUTING FROM A MOTOR BOAT PRIOR TO SEASON. 

ALL WATERCRAFT ARE PROHIBITED FROM APRIL 15-AUGUST 15 TO PROTECT NESTING BIRDS ON THE WILDLIFE AREA.

DURING THE YOUTH/VETERANS/MILITARY WEEKEND, POOL 4B IS DESIGNATED AS A YOUTH ONLY POOL.

LEGAL SHOOTING HOURS ARE 30 MINUTES BEFORE SUNRISE TO SUNSET.

UNLAWFUL TO SHOOT FROM ROADS OR DIKES ON THE WILDLIFE AREA.

DO NOT PARK BLOCKING ROADS, GATES, BOAT RAMPS, FOOT CROSSINGS, ETC.

DO NOT LAUNCH TRAILERED BOATS FROM DIKES OR FOOT CROSSINGS.  ANY BOATS ON A TRAILER MUST USE DESIGNATED BOAT RAMPS.

NO TRASH POLICY ON THE WILDLIFE AREA.

CAMP IN DESIGNATED CAMPGROUND ONLY

Use footcrossings in Pools 3A, 3B, 4A, and 4B as the ditches have been cleaned out and are very deep.

1 DRAWN SPECIAL HUNT FOR 1 PARTY OF 3 YOUTH WILL BE HELD EACH SATURDAY MORNING OF REGULAR DUCK SEASON IN POOL 5.  CHECK OUT KSOUTDOORS.COM TO APPLY AND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPECIAL HUNTS PROGRAM.

Teal - 

Youth/Military/Veteran - 

Ducks, Low Plains Early Zone - 

Goose Seasons:

Canada - 

Whitefront - 

Light - 

Light goose conservation order - 

Hunters are required to use the electronic Daily Hunt Permit system through the GoOutdoorsKS app. 



ISABEL - Last Updated: 6/17/2022

Waterfowl numbers No waterfowl observed 1/27
Water level The pool adjacent to Hwy. 42 is approximately 75% full.  The main lake is approximately 75% full and there is no water Northwest of the main lake. The pool south of the main lake is nearly full.
Hunting conditions 100% ice-covered
Expected hunting success  
Comments

Teal Season (Low Plains Zone):  September 11-September 26, 2021

Youth Waterfowl (Low Plains Late Zone):  October 23-24, 2021

Ducks (Low Plains Late Zone):  October 30, 2021 - January 2, (first segment) and January 22 - January 30 (second segment)

Hunters can check-in / check-out here, https://ksoutdoors.com/checkin using your licensing login credentials. 

Only non-toxic shot is allowed on Isabel Wetland Wildlife Area for all species.



TEXAS LAKE - Last Updated: 6/17/2022

Waterfowl numbers Less than 25 mallards observed periodically over the last few days.
Water levels Currently pools 1, 2, and 3B are full.  Pools 4, 6, 8, and 9 have some water.  Pool 7 is dry. There is some water north of pool 6.
Hunting conditions  
Expected hunting success  
Comments

Teal Season (Low Plains Zone):  9/11/20-9/26/20

Youth Waterfowl (Low Plains Early Zone):  10/2/21 - 10/3/21

Regular Ducks (Low Plains Early Zone):  10/9/21 - 12/5/21 and 12/18/21 -1/2/22

Hunters can check-in / check-out here, https://ksoutdoors.com/checkin using your licensing login credentials. 

Only non-toxic shot is allowed for all shotgun hunting at Texas Lake Wildlife Area.