Webster Waterfowl Report
5,000 ducks, primarily mallards. 40,000 Canada geese, 5,000 to 10,000 snow geese.
Mallard Migration Rank 1 (1 = Worst 10 = Best)
|Water level||22.3 feet below conservation level. Irrigation releases have ended for the year.|
|Hunting conditions||No flooded vegetation with low water level. Exposed shorelines & mudflates will attract some early migrants. The area from the southeast corner of the reservoir west to 9 Road is designated as "No Motorized Boats" and is intended for use by walk-in hunters. Exposed mudflats will provide loafing areas.|
|Expected hunting success||Poor for light geese|
ICE CONDITIONS: As of the morning of March 7, 2014 the main body of the reservoir is 80% covered with ice. The boat ramps are iced and unusable. Warm weather this weekend and next week should open up reservoir.
30+ Bald Eagles have been seen on or around the Area.
Refuge dates: Nov. 1 through Jan.31.
ATTENTION HUNTERS: Daily Hunting Permits are no longer required. After 3 years of gathering survey information, the daily hunting permit system is no longer in effect at Webster.