Lovewell Reservoir Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers 65 Canada geese.
Mallard Migration Ranking  
Water level Lovewell Reservoir is 2.72 feet below Conservation Pool, (78.5% full) and slowly rising since irrigation releases have stopped. Irrigation season releases ended 9/15/20. The Guide Rock Diversion canal inflows are being used to refill the reservoir.
Hunting condition

Mudflats are ringing the entire reservoir and the water is a good distance from the shoreline and any concealing vegetation.

LOW PLAINS LATE ZONE VETERANS/YOUTH WATERFOWL WEEKEND OCTOBER 24-25,2020

LOW PLAINS DUCK SEASON October 31, 2020 - January 3, 2021 and January 23-31, 2021

DARK AND REGULAR LIGHT GOOSE SEASON October 31 - November 1, 2020 and November 4, 2020 - February 14, 2021

SPRING CONSERVATION ORDER FOR LIGHT GEESE February 15 - April 30, 2021

ALL boat ramps are open in Lovewell State Park at this water level but on the Wildlife Area access is limited at Oak Hill and Pawnee Point and  White Rock Creek boat ramp is too low for use.  Reservoir levels are away from the shoreline vegetation to conceal hunters and extensive mudflats are visible.

Expected hunting success Poor at this time
Comments
PARK PERMIT REQUIRED TO ENTER THE STATE PARK PARK. NO HUNTING IS ALLOWED FROM THE SHORELINE OF THE STATE PARK. 
NEW REFUGE REGULATIONS:THE LAND REFUGE CLOSED TO HUNTING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES YEAR ROUND. WATER REFUGE IN EFFECT NOVEMBER 1 THROUGH APRIL 15 on the NORTHEAST half of the reservoir and Wildlife Area from 1/8th mile west of the south end of the dam and following a buoy line northwest to the western boundary of the Cabin Area  of the State Park. THIS AREA OPEN TO FISHING SOUTH AND EAST OF THE BUOY LINE FROM THE NORTH END OF THE DAM TO THE LOVEWELL STATE PARK TWIN COVES TRAILER AREA.  INLET CANAL CLOSED TO FISHING SEPTEMBER 15 THROUGH APRIL 15.
BOAT RAMPS: SEE HUNTING CONDITION FOR BOAT RAMP STATUS. The State Park boat ramps require a Kansas State Park Permit. The Wildlife Area Boat Ramps are Pawnee Point, Oak Hill and White Rock Creek do not require a permit.
CAMPING CABINS are available in Lovewell State Park. Make reservations HERE

HUNTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO :

  • MAINTAIN SAFE DISTANCES BETWEEN HUNTING PARTIES
  • BE COURTEOUS OF OTHER HUNTERS
  • KNOW THEIR TARGET AND WHAT LIES BEYOND IT
  • HUNTERS USING BOATS MUST EXERCISE EXTRA CARE WHEN BOATING IN COLD WATER AND NEED TO BE FAMILIAR WITH KANSAS BOATING REGULATIONS
  • OBTAIN PERMISSION BEFORE HUNTING PRIVATE LAND. IF WRITTEN PERMISSION IS REQUIRED ALL HUNTERS IN THE PARTY MUST POSSESS WRITTEN PERMISSION.

FOLLOWING SAFE AND ETHICAL PRACTICES WILL ENSURE THAT EVERYONE HUNTING PUBLIC LANDS ENJOYS A HIGH QUALITY EXPERIENCE.

FREE DAILY HUNT PERMITS REQUIRED FOR ALL HUNTING ON THE AREA. ELECTRONIC PERMITS NOW AVAILABLE. REGISTER AT THE i-SPORTSMAN LINK ON THE KDWPT WEBSITE. Follow this link to get registered. https://kdwpt.isportsman.net/ PAPER PERMITS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. CONTACT THE OFFICE FOR OTHER ARRANGEMENTS.  We thank you for your patience. Please introduce youth and novice hunters to the outdoors. Pass it on!