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Melvern Lake Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers  
Water level Lake level 1035.24.
Hunting conditions Moist soil vegetation looks excellent.  Portions of planted corn in 3-Duck and Willow Marshes were flooded out in June.  Millet and buckwheat planted in areas where corn flooded have not come up due to lack of precipitation.
Expected hunting success  

Mallard migration: 0

All hunters utilizing Melvern Wildlife Area are required to obtain a free daily hunt permit. Waterfowl hunters utilizing the main lake are only required to obtain a permit when hunting west of Hoch Rd. Permits will be available at 10 locations across the property including Willow marsh. Hunters utilizing 3-duck marsh (north of RR tracks 1 mile east of Reading) can obtain permits from the kiosk on Hwy 170 just east of the river or at the Melvern WA office on the east side of Reading. Maps illustrating locations to obtain permits are available at the kiosks on Hoch Rd and Highway 170, the Melvern Wildlife Area office, the Emporia office, and the website

Youth waterfowl season is October . Regular waterfowl season opens October  2014.

Refuge Area is CLOSED Oct. 1st through Jan. 15th