Webster Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers

Snow goose numbers have been highly variable on Webster throughout the week. There was a small group loafing on the reservoir throughout the week but for the most part birds are migrating through quickly.

We sent in samples of suspected sick geese on 12/12. Snow geese sent in were all confirmed positive for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.

Water level 1876.7'; 16' below conservation pool.
Hunting conditions Irrigation season resulted in drastically lower lake levels. Portions of the west end of the reservoir are dry while the lake has receded in many areas. Most of the reservoir is surrounded by bare shoreline.
Expected hunting success Poor

Refuge and non-motorized boat area dates: Nov. 1 through Jan. 31. Morel boat ramp is currently dry. The Goose Flats, and Rockpoint boat ramps within the State Park are accessible. Hunters need a park pass to access boat ramps in the state park.

There is a non-motorized boat area at Webster that is walk-in only that is intended for shore hunters. The area starts at the southeast corner of the reservoir and goes west to Morel boat ramp. This regulation is in effect from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31. 

Hunting in or from the shoreline inside the State Park or along the face of the dam is prohibited. Please see the attached PDF and Google Earth file to see updated refuge boundaries and dates. Closed areas will be marked with buoys.

REMINDER: Camping is not permitted on the wildlife area, including in parking lots, except for in designated campgrounds. Ground fires are also not permitted except in provided fire rings within campgrounds.

Blue/Green Algae

There are currently no blue-green algae advisories for the lake.

Webster Reservoir currently does not have zebra mussels. Please be sure equipment is cleaned and dry before coming to Webster from other places.

Teal Season

September 9, 2023- September 24, 2023

Duck Season on Webster Reservoir - Low Plains Late Zone    

October 28, 2023 - December 31, 2023 and January 20-28, 2024

Youth Weekend, Duck and Goose

October 21-23, 2023

Goose Season on Webster Reservoir

CANADA GEESE  October 28-29, 2023 and November 1, 2023 - February 11, 2024

WHITE-FRONTED   October 28, 2023 - December 31, 2023 and January 20 - February 11, 2024

LIGHT GEESE  October 28-29, 2023 and November 1, 2023 - February 11, 2024

Sandhill Crane Season on Webster Reservoir - Central Crane Zone

November 8, 2023 - January 4, 2024


February 12 - April 30, 2024


 Webster Wildlife Area and Refuge Map

 Click here for PDF

Click here for Google Earth KMZ