This is a collection of all the Region 3 Waterfowl Report
CHEYENNE BOTTOMS - Last Updated: 3/18/2015
|Waterfowl numbers||Spring has sprung! Species composition is changing as the migration proceeds. We estimate between 70,000 to 140,000 total ducks, mostly mallards and pintails. Widgeon numbers have increased, as have many other species. We estimate goose numbers to be between 5,000 and 10,000 with the majority Canada geese. Goose numbers vary greatly between days and even during the day.|
|Water level||Pools 1A is about 16 inches, 1B and 1C each are at 23 inches. Pool 2 is near 15.5 inches, Pools 3A is about 10.5 inches, 3B is about 13, 4A is near 15 inches, and Pool 4B is about 15 inches and Pool 5 is about 9.5 inches.|
|Hunting conditions||The forecast is for temperatures to remain very mild through early next week.|
|Expected hunting success||Light goose conservation order hunters have been very few. Hunter success low.|
Hunters are encouraged to use the electronic Daily Hunt Permit system being introduced this year. This will eventually replace the paper permits.
KDWPT IS IMPLEMENTING AN ELECTRONIC PERMIT SYSTEM FOR THE 2014-2015 HUNTING SEASONS
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
PAPER PERMITS WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE INFORMATION CENTERS, HOWEVER, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE THE iSPORTSMAN ELECTRONIC CHECK-IN SYSTEM AS IT WILL BE USED EXCLUSEIVELY IN FOLLOWING YEARS.
ISABEL - Last Updated: 1/21/2015
|Waterfowl numbers||Approximately 50 mallards observed 1/20/15.|
|Water level||The pool along Hwy. 42 is nearly dry. The main lake is approximately 75% full. The pools south and east of the main lake have some water.|
|Expected hunting success|
|Comments||Daily Permit or Electronic Check-In Required - free in each parking lot. Instructions are posted. Only non-toxic shot is allowed on Isabel Wetland Wildlife Area for all species.|
TEXAS LAKE - Last Updated: 12/17/2014
|Waterfowl numbers||Approximately 600 ducks, mostly mallards.|
|Water level||Pool 1 is full. Pool 2 is full. Pools 4, 6, and 8 are full. There is water north and west of pool 6. Pool 9 is full. Pool 3B is full. Pool 7 has some water with heavy vegetation. The remaining pools are nearly dry.|
|Expected hunting success||Duck season is closed until 12/20/14|
|Comments||Permit or Electronic Check-In required (Free) - available in all parking lots. Remember that only non-toxic shot is allowed for all shotgun hunting at Texas Lake Wildlife Area.|