|Waterfowl numbers|| |
20,000 ducks (mostly mallards) 20,000 Canada geese, and 1,000 snow geese.
Mallard Migration Rank 1 (1 = Worst 10 = Best)
|Water level||0.5 feet above conservation level.|
|Hunting conditions||Inflows in 2017 raised the reservoir to 2.5 feet above conservation level. Releases to maintain the reservoir at this level and then irrigation releases have resulted in the reservoir being presently at conservation level. Unlike last year, late summer drawdown results in mudflats along shoreline with little vegetation. These areas will provide geese with good loafing areas but make shoreline duck hunting more difficult. However, boat hunters will find many areas of flooded timber. The area from the southeast corner of the reservoir west to 9 Road is designated as "No Motorized Boats" and is intended for use by walk-in hunters.|
|Expected hunting success||Fair to good. Majority of birds feeding off area on private land.|
Refuge dates: Nov. 1 through Jan.31.
The Refuge on the water ends on Jan. 31. However, hunting in or from the shoreline inside the State Park or along the face of the dam is prohibited.
Sept. 9 - 24, 2017
Duck Season on Webster Reservoir Duck Season CLOSED
Oct 28 - Dec 31, 2017 AND Jan. 20-28, 2018
Goose Season on Webster Reservoir
CANADA GEESE Oct. 28-29, 2017 and Nov. 8, 2017-Feb 18, 2018
WHITE-FRONTED GEESE Oct. 28-Dec. 31,2017, and Jan.27-Feb. 18, 2018
LIGHT GEESE Oct. 28-29, 2017 and Nov. 8, 2017-Feb. 18, 2018
LIGHT GOOSE CONSERVATION ORDER
Feb. 19 - April 30, 2018
50% of lake covered with ice.
Boat ramps will be iced in.