Webster Reservoir Area News

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Webster Reservoir Area News

2017 Webster Reservoir Water Level

The reservoir had reached conservation level by the end of March 2017.  The water level reached 2 feet above conservation level by early spring.  The resulting high water level has inundated many acres on the Area.  

2017 Upland and Big Game Hunting

Fall hunters should note that the increased in water level has flooded nearly all acreage on the south side.  The north side has also been flooded.  Flooded acreage extends nearly to the river crossing.  Deer and turkey hunting will be primary limited to that portion of the Area west of the river crossing.  The majority of upland bird hunting opportunities will be found on the acreage north and south of the dam , some limited acreage on the north and south sides, and some birds on the west end.   

2017 Managed Dove Fields 

Webster Wildlife Area has one 10 acre sunflower field that should provide good opportunities for dove hunting. The field consists of four patches separated by a grassed terraces. Portions of the patches have been mowed prior to the dove opener. The field is located on the north end and east side of the road that runs below the dam. Webster Wildlife Area does NOT require non-toxic shot for dove hunting.


Mandatory Hunter Survey Cards will be required during the first 7 days of the Dove hunting season for hunting on this field. Survey cards are available at the field.


Click here to see the location of managed field - Google Earth kmz file


2017 Webster Waterfowl Refuge

Webster reservoir is 2 feet below conservation level, approximately the same as this time last year.  The water level may continue to rise pending further inflows throughout the hunting seasons.

The refuge this year consists of the core area that extends from the point south of Old Marina Campground south into the lake, then east, and then back to the north shoreline east of the double mushroom in the Park. The portion of the reservoir that is "Closed to Hunting" lies northeast of the lint that extends from the point south of the Old Marina Campground southeast across the reservoir to the bluffs in Goose Flats Campground at the south end of the dam. A "walk-in/nonmotorized boat hunting area" is located at the southeast corner of the reservoir. It extends from the southeast kiosk west to just east of 9 Road.

Hunters with questions or comments about these changes should contact the area manager, Michael Zajic at the Webster area office or call 785-425-6775.