Norton Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers 5,000 ducks and 50,000 geese (6,00 dark geese).  Most of the snow geese and ducks have been flying west and a few of the dark geese have been flying out to the north.
Water level Sebelius Reservoir is currently 16.4 feet below conservation pool.
Hunting conditions Lake is 90% ice covered with exception of a small pool in the refuge.  No ramps open. 
Expected hunting success Water levels are once again down from last year.  Some vegetation had time to establish on the shoreline towards the west end so hunters will have a few more places to hide this fall.  Nearly 300 geese have been banded and released on the property.
Comments
Norton Reservoir is in the HIGH PLAINS DUCK ZONE

Blinds may be used and must be constructed of natural herbaceous materials or woody debris that are present on the site.  Blinds constructed of non-natural materials must be removed from the property each day.  Please do not bring materials from off-site.     

Duck season Oct. 11-Dec. 8, 2014 AND Dec. 20, 2014-Jan. 25, 2014.

Mallard Migration Rank = 4