Glen Elder Waterfowl Report
Light geese numbers = 1,000,000+ largest number ever observed at Glen Elder. Snow geese numbers are drastically fluctuating almost daily. The spring migration is in full swing right now. Every part of the lake property and surrounding area is likely to have good waterfowl activity.
Mallard numbers 82,000.
Mallard Migration Index = 10
|Water level||Water level is about 2.6 feet below conservation (normal).|
|Hunting conditions||The Lake is 99% froze. Some boat ramps are unusable again.|
|Expected hunting success||Good for geese - Waterfowl are dispersed throughout the area where ever there is open water. Birds are going out to feed on both public and private land.|
Light Goose Conservation Order Feb 10 - April 30, 2014
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Both Cawker City and Granite Creek Refuge closure dates are November 1st - January 31st. The refuges and youth/mentor areas are open at this time to the public.
The Youth/ Mentor hunting area is now located in the Granite Creek Refuge. If hunting with a youth 17 years and younger, hunting for all species (including shoreline hunting for waterfowl) will be allowed in the refuge area. 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.