Wilson Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers

13,000 ducks; mostly mallards and common goldeneyes; 12,000 dark geese and 5,000 light geese


Mallard Migration Rank

Mallard Migration Rank = 7

The Mallard Migration Rank is subjective and ranges from 0 (no mallards) to 10 (Peak Mallard Numbers)

Water level 1516.14; at conservation pool
Hunting conditions Reservoir is currently 98% ice covered. Ice conditions will be highly variable over the next few days, with multiple freeze/thaw cycles expected.
Expected hunting success Fair to good - those who are able to find agricultural fields with birds (PERMISSION IS REQUIRED ON PRIVATE FIELDS) should have good opportunities.

Wilson Reservoir is in the Low Plains Late Duck Zone 

Refuge CLOSED SEPT 1 through JAN 31

Contact Corps of Engineers at 785-658-2551 for hunting restrictions around Minooka, Lucas and Sylvan Parks

Contact Wilson State Park at 785-658-2465 ext. 1 for hunting restrictions around Hell Creek and Otoe Parks