Benedictine Wildlife Area Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers Mallard Migration Rank:  2 (Estimate of potential mallard numbers. 1=lowest, 10=highest) Duck Numbers slowly increasing.
Water level

A map of our wetlands is now available under the Wetland Map tab to the right.

The wetlands have great habitat, such as, Giant Foxtail, Annual Smartweed, and Barnyard Grass. 

ALL HUNTABLE WETLANDS ARE BEING PUMPED AND HAVE WATER. 

Refuge(NOT open to hunting)

October 1 through March 31 the area can only be accessed with a special permit obtained through a drawing. Look for "Special Hunts" on our home page under "HUNTING".

Hunting conditions  Native vegetation such as annual smart weeds, barnyard grass, foxtail, and sunflowers are the most common vegetation.   
Expected hunting success With the warmer weather moving in, we are not seeing as much waterfowl activity. Only 2-3 hundred ducks on the refuge and not a lot of use on the huntable wetlands. The cooler weather this weekend may bring some waterfowl into the area. Per usual, the refuge is closed to hunting. 
Comments The wetlands were sheepsfoot to help them hold water, so there is no vegetation standing in the pools.  REFUGE IS CLOSED TO HUNTING.