Cheyenne Bottoms Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers

Goose numbers have been highly variable over the last several weeks.  Number of snows have been ranging from 25,000-200,000 over the last week, with 5,000-10,000 Canadas and whitefronts. Goose numbers will continue to fluctuate depending on the day, temperature, and time of day. Around 15,000 ducks, mix of species.    

If the report has not been updated in a few days, please assume that conditions and bird numbers are the same as the last update.

Water level Most of the area is frozen at this time.  1A-67", 1B-40", 1C-30", 2-24", 3A-dry, 3B-16", 4A-<1", 4B-11", 5-18". 
Hunting conditions All cattails in 4A and 60 acres in 3B were sprayed on 9/4/19. All cattails in 3A have been disked 3 times.  Blind islands are being repaired in 3A.  70 acres of 3A was planted to winter wheat.  
Expected hunting success Poor.  Teal season average was 2.56 teal per hunter, regular duck season average was 2.26 ducks per hunter.
Comments

Due to the wet weather and volume of dump trucks and heavy machinery traveling wildlife area roads for silt removal, some of the roads are in poor shape.  Once work is complete, roads will be repaired.  Please be patient as work progresses.

Use footcrossings in Pool 3B and 4B as the ditches have been cleaned out and are very deep.

3A IS CLOSED TO MOTORIZED BOATS

MOTORIZED BOATS ALLOWED ONLY DURING OPEN WATERFOWL SEASON.  THIS MEANS NO SCOUTING FROM A MOTOR BOAT PRIOR TO SEASON

LEGAL SHOOTING HOURS ARE 30 MINUTES BEFORE SUNRISE TO SUNSET.

UNLAWFUL TO SHOOT FROM ROADS OR DIKES ON THE WILDLIFE AREA.

DO NOT PARK BLOCKING ROADS, GATES, BOAT RAMPS, FOOT CROSSINGS, ETC.

DO NOT LAUNCH TRAILERED BOATS FROM DIKES OR FOOT CROSSINGS.  ANY BOATS ON A TRAILER MUST USE DESIGNATED BOAT RAMPS.

NO TRASH POLICY ON THE WILDLIFE AREA.

1 DRAWN SPECIAL HUNT FOR 1 PARTY OF 3 YOUTH WILL BE HELD EACH SATURDAY MORNING OF REGULAR DUCK SEASON IN POOL 5.  CHECK OUT KSOUTDOORS.COM TO APPLY AND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPECIAL HUNTS PROGRAM.

Teal - Sept. 14-29, 2019

Youth - Oct. 5-6, 2019

Ducks, Low Plains Early Zone - Oct. 12-Dec. 8 and Dec. 14-29, 2019

Goose Seasons:

Canada - Oct. 26-27, 2019 and Nov.6, 2019-Feb. 16, 2020

Whitefront - Oct. 26-Dec. 29, 2019 and Jan. 25-Feb. 16, 2020

Light - Oct. 26-27, 2019 and Nov. 6, 2019-Feb. 16, 2020

Light goose conservation order - Feb. 17-April 30, 2020

iSportsman (electronic daily hunt permit system) will be required of all hunters this fall.  There will not be any cards available this year, so please set up an iSportsman account prior to this hunting season.  

Hunters are required to use the electronic Daily Hunt Permit system. 

HUNTERS NEED TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT IN iSportsman BY GOING TO https://kdwpt.isportsman.net AND FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE DIRECTIONS:

1. Scroll down the left side of the page to the blue "register" button.

2. Provide hunter information.

ONCE REGISTERED, HUNTERS WILL BE ABLE TO CALL OR LOG ONTO THE SYSTEM SEPTEMBER 1 AND GET THEIR PERMIT FOR THE DOVE OPENER. THEY CAN ALSO VISIT THE CHEYENNE BOTTOMS WILDLIFE AREA PAGE ON iSPORTSMAN AT https://kdwpt.isportsman.net/Locations/Cheyenne_Bottoms.aspx