Glen Elder Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers
ALL HUNTERS  at Glen Elder WA are required to check in AND OUT daily. This regulation went into effect on September 1, 2017. Users are encouraged to utilize the iSportsman electronic daily hunting permit system. Go to for more information.

It is YOUR responsibility to know a property's regulations, refuge(s) and duck zone boundaries, etc. BEFORE you hunt. 

Survey ran on 3/29.  This was our last survey until next fall.    

The light goose Conservation Order season is open through April.  All other waterfowl seasons are CLOSED.

Total ducks estimated to be 3,000 (60% mallards, 40% mix of all other puddle duck species)    

3,000 snow geese (can vary a lot day-to-day)

Estimating 300 Canada geese.  

Mallard Migration Index (2)

Water level 2 foot above conservation pool.    
Hunting conditions Poor.  Drakes have great color on them now for birdwatching and photography opportunities.
Expected hunting success With dwindling numbers, poor for snow geese.    

Granite Creek boat ramp is closed November 1 through January 31, 2021.

Low Plains Early Duck Zone season is CLOSED until next fall.  This zone includes the area north of Hwy 24.

Low Plains Late Duck Zone season is CLOSED until next fall.  This zone includes the area south of Hwy 24.

Dark geese season is CLOSED until next fall.

Whitefront season is CLOSED until next fall.

Light geese season Conservation Order season is open Feb. 15 - April 30, 2021.

Cawker City and Granite Creek Refuge closure dates are November 1st - January 31st.

The Youth/ Mentor hunting area is located in the Granite Creek Refuge and is in effect from October 1 - January 31. Waterfowl hunting from the shoreline area is allowed in the Youth-Mentor Area as long as EACH adult is hunting with a youth 17 years or younger. Boats of any sort are prohibited in the Granite Creek Refuge.

Zebra Mussels have been confirmed in Waconda Lake. Be sure to dry boats and equipment before moving to other waters.