Council Grove Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers No snow geese observed.  Waterfowl viewing opportunities are good in shallow water habitats near the upper ends of the reservoir.                              
Water levels 1.7 feet below conservation elevation (1,274') on 2/27/24.    
Hunting conditions Lake levels have increased with recent snow melt and rainfall.  Lake was 0% ice covered on 2/27/24.  The lake remained relatively full during summer months until hot and dry conditions persisted in late July and August.  Lake levels then declined, pulling water away from cover edges within some portions of the lake, particularly on both upper ends.  As lake levels receded some moist soil vegetation became established within upper fringes of the lake but is mostly above the lake water level.  Some moist soil vegetation now contains sheet water providing enhanced feeding opportunities for some duck species.          
Expected hunting success Poor for snow geese.           
Comments Low Plains Late Zone Duck Season and Dark Goose seasons are CLOSED.  Light Goose Spring Conservation Order is open through April 30.