Clinton Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers

Updated 9-21-22

Teal numbers are low with only 28 teal spotted on the waterfowl survey

Waterfowl survey conducted on 09-06-22.

Waterfowl survey results:

Blue-winged teal- 28

Canada geese- 114

Mallard- 2

Wood ducks- 4

Total waterfowl counted- 148

Lake level

open

Lake level is 875.37 as of 09-21-22

(conservation pool is 875.50)

 

Hunting conditions

Coblentz & East Coblentz- Dry

Shadden- Dry

Elk Creek- Dry

Lake- Lake level is just below normal pool. There are some mud flats on the lake and in the refuge. Because the wetlands are dry, the lake provides the best area to hunt for teal season.

THE REFUGE AND REFUGE MARSH POOL ARE OPEN TO HUNTING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

Clinton contains miles of creeks, rivers and oxbows on the wildlife area; each of which has unique conditions and frequently hold waterfowl when weather and/or pressure pushes them from marsh pools.
Expected hunting success Poor
Comments

IMPORTANT! Clinton Wildlife Area is utilizing an electronic check-in system required of all hunters. To check-in / check-out, please go to https://ksoutdoors.com/checkin using your licensing login credentials.   

Please remember that trapping is also allowed on the Wildlife Area.

Elk Creek (Wakarusa River) and Coon Creek (Lake) boat ramps are open. 

Rock Creek Boat ramp is closed; a gravel launch area for canoes and kayaks is available when lake is near normal pool.