Clinton Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers


The following is a summary of the most recent waterfowl survey (02/23/18)

Canada geese (440) Mallards (90), Hooded Mergansers (66), Common Merganseres (520), and Goldeneye (460).

Other species observed: Bufflehead (21).

The lake is nearly free of ice and waterfowl was found throughout.


Mallard Index (0 - 10) = 2

Lake level 875.56 (at pool)
Hunting conditions

We are dropping the water levels on Elk Creek marsh, Coblentz marsh and East Coblentz to begin burning followed by disking as soon as the areas dry out.

Shadden- boards are still in and the areas still has some water

Expected hunting success Fair

IMPORTANT! Clinton Wildlife Area is utilizing an electronic check-in system required of all hunters. To register, please go to This will be mandatory for everyone hunting the wildlife area, not just waterfowl hunters. The card survey stations have been removed. Plan ahead and sign up for I-sportsman now.  

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

Rock Creek Boat Ramp is CLOSED.