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Glen Elder Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers

Waterfowl numbers may have increased just slightly this week. Estimating 1000 puddle ducks (all species) and 800 divers.

Geese numbers have also been slowly increasing in the last several weeks.  Estimating 1,000 canada geese and a several hundred white fronts in the area.

Mallard Migration Index (1)

Water level 2.2' below conservation pool and declining.
Hunting conditions No flooded vegetation and not much for shallow water areas.
Expected hunting success Poor to Fair.  Hopefully some birds will move in along with the cold front this weekend.
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Low Plains Early Duck Zone is located north of Highway 24 and opened on October 11, 2014.  This includes Granite Creek and Oak Creek portions of the Glen Elder Wildlife Area.  The majority of the property (south of Hwy 24) is in the Low Plains Late Duck Zone which opens on November 1, 2014.

Both Cawker City and Granite Creek Refuge closure dates are November 1st - January 31stThe refuges are open to the public until that time.

The Youth/ Mentor hunting area is now located in the Granite Creek Refuge and is in effect from October 1 - January 31. Waterfowl hunting from the shoreline area is allowed in the Youth-Mentor Area as long as EACH adult is hunting with a youth 17 years or younger. Boats of any sort are prohibited in the Granite Creek Refuge.

Zebra Mussels have been confirmed in Waconda Lake. Be sure to dry boats and equipment before moving to other waters.