|Waterfowl numbers||400-500 teal were seen scattered around the reservoir and marshes. A few wood ducks, pintail, and shovelers are around as well.|
|Water level||The reservoir is currently 0.2 ft high and slowly dropping. Wetland levels vary.|
|Hunting conditions||The lake edge is primarily mud bank now due to flooding.|
|Expected hunting success||Fair to Good.|
For updated waterfowl numbers and weather conditions call (620) 331-6820. Individuals utilizing the wildlife area need to be aware of the refuge boundaries. Maps can be obtained at the Fisheries & Wildlife office (below the dam) or at the State Park (on the lake side).
Wetland water levels and vegetation vary greatly this year due to the duration and extent of the reservoir flood. Some wetlands were not drained at all and some were drained late to attempt to grow some moist soil vegetation and are not back to full levels. The wetlands that did not flood have good production but vegetation is thick and we were not able to do much mowing. Finding open areas may be difficult, especially in the early parts of the season.