Norton Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers Still a good amount of ducks and geese on the property.  12,000 ducks (8,000 mallards) and 14,000 geese with around 10,000 snows 
Water level Sebelius Reservoir is currently 15.9 feet below conservation pool.
Hunting conditions East Leota ramp in the State Park is free of ice and the Horseshoe primitive ramp has been ice locked in the mornings and open in the afternoons.    
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 = 10