Webster Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers

 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.

 2013 - 2014 WEBR Waterfowl Refuge Map

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 After 3 years of gathering survey information, the daily hunting permit system is no longer in effect at Webster.