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, but may also use the phone system or the 3 paper card stations that are on the property. Go to for more information.

1100 teal (mostly blue-wings) observed this week  

Mallard Migration Index (0)

Water level As of 9/20 we are nearly 2 feet above (normal) conservation pool.
Hunting conditions Good to excellent.  Beware that newly flooded areas will hide the birds from sight very well.
Expected hunting success

Fair to Good.  Birds are widely scattered over the whole property with newly flooded vegetation and crop fields.  

Success has been good with an average harvest of 4 birds/ hunter so far throughout the early teal season.  


Both 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.