|Waterfowl numbers|| |
Light geese numbers are building and estimates are 100K in the area. Lots of Other brightly plumed ducks on the area also.
REMEMBER: Hunters are REQUIRED to check in and check out using iSportsman electronic daily hunt permit system when they hunt the area.
|Mallard Migration Rank|
|Water levels||The entire area is currently at flood stage. Once the 1st spring thaw and flood passes, Managers will again be dropping water levels in Marsh Creek, Gun Club and Gamekeeper Marshes for the final phase of the Gamekeeper berm and Dam construction.|
|Hunting conditions|| |
Everything is thawing out from winter storm Ulmer. As things thaw out, field and road conditions will be extremely muddy.
Remember: NO ATV's are allowed on department lands and roads.
ALL vehicles must remain on designated roads and parking areas.
iSportsman is in use. ALL hunters are REQUIRED to check in and check out when they hunt the area.
This important information gathered from hunt permits helps managers tailor management practices specific to an area and hunter preference.
REFUGE IS OPEN
|Expected hunting success||Fair to Good - With the warm weather in the forecast snow goose migration looks to be ON!. Finally!|
Conservation Order - February 18, 2019 - April 30, 2019
Hunters are REQUIRED to check in using the electronic permitting system.
HUNTERS NEED TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT IN iSportsman BY GOING TO https://kdwpt.isportsman.net AND FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE DIRECTIONS:
Hunters need to make sure they have all the appropriate licenses and stamps for hunting waterfowl. The following are required:
Kansas hunting license
State waterfowl stamp
Federal waterfowl stamp
Kansas Harvest Information Program Stamp (HIP)
PUDDLER AND RINGNECK MARSHES ARE DESIGNATED FOR YOUTH AND MENTORS ONLY. EACH HUNTER 16 YEARS AND OLDER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ONE OR MORE YOUTH UNDER 16 YEARS OLD.
Marsh Creek Marsh is for non-gasoline powered boats only, this includes electric motor boats and boats with no motors. Gasoline engines are prohibited.
HUNTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO :
THE REFUGE IS OPEN on the north half of Gamekeeper Marsh.
Please introduce youth and novice hunters to the outdoors. Pass it on!