Marais des Cygnes Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers > 2,000.
Mallard migration rank

MMR = 0.

0 = No Mallards, 1 = Very Few Mallards, 5 = Moderate Numbers, 10 = Peak

Water levels Huntable water in Units A-East, A-North, E, and G.  Pumping water into Unit F-West.  A small pool in Unit F-South.
Hunting/ Habitat conditions Water is generally shallow but ideal for teal season.  WARNING -- Toxic levels of blue-green algae have been documented in the southeast corner of Unit G (boat ramp area) and in Boicourt Lake.  DO NOT let your dog drink or come in contact with the water at these sites -- death could result.  For more information about blue-green algae go to:
Hunting success Season:  491 teal / 251 hunters = 2.0 teal/hunter.  Last 4 days (Sunday thru Tues):  46 teal / 52 hunters = 0.9 teal/hunter.

All hunters must check-in daily using iSportsman electronic check-in from a PC, smartphone, or by phone before hunting and check out at the end of the hunt regardless of harvest.  We now have a zero tolerance policy on failure to comply with iSportsman and check station requirements. Please remember to fill out the check-out report with accurate information. THIS INFORMATION IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE CURRENT AND FUTURE MANAGEMENT OF THE AREA. FILL OUT ONLY YOUR INDIVIDUAL HARVEST EFFORTS, i.e., NOT A GROUP HARVEST TOTAL.  Go to:

Outboard motors are restricted on this wildlife area and are allowed in Unit G and in the boat lane only in Unit A-East. Outboards are not allowed in any other wetland units. Electric trolling motors are unrestricted. Boats must be operated at wakeless speed.  Boats must have sufficient PFDs for occupants.

Go to MDCWA and click the "News" icon near the top for more information on general waterfowl habitat.  Waterfowl report is updated only if there are significant changes in waterfowl numbers or hunting conditions.