Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area News
Oct 21, 2019
ROAD CLOSURE -- The road along the north end of Unit G will be temporarily closes just east of Queens Road to allow undisturbed hunting in the north end of the marsh.
WATERFOWL HABITAT --
Unit A-East: Good moist-soil vegetation. Mostly millet and annual smartweed.
Unit A-North: Good moist-soil vegetation. Highest elevations have best food.
Unit C-South: Likely the best habitat on the wildlife area. Japanese millet.
Unit E: Lee Lake = poor -- mostly open water and Hibiscus. South and West Pools = fair -- perennial smartweed, woody vegetation.
Unit F-East: Fair to good -- lower areas are open water but mid- to higher elevations with good moist-soil vegetation. 20 acres of wheat planted on south side.
Unit F-South: Good -- mix of millet and smartweed.
Unit F-West: Poor to fair -- wetland vegetation severely impacted by flooding.
Unit G: Mostly open water. Some fair moist-soil habitat on the north end.
Refuge Units: Refuges should provide habitat to hold fair - good numbers of waterfowl through fall.
To return to the waterfowl report click: waterfowl report.
River boat ramp: The Marais des Cygnes River boat ramp located just north of E 1700 Rd is closed due to excessive silt accumulation.