Webster Waterfowl Report
4,000 ducks, 4,000 Canada geese and 300 snow geese. More waterfowl coming in with colder weather.
Mallard Migration Rank 2 (1 = Worst 10 = Best)
|Water level||24.5 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||Fair, ducks and geese scattered over entire reservoir. Some along south side and west end.|
Refuge dates: Nov. 1 through Jan.31.
Duck Season on Webster Reservoir
Nov. 1, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015 AND Jan. 17-25, 2015
Goose Season on Webster Reservoir
CANADA GEESE Nov. 1-9, 2014 And Nov. 12, 2014 - Feb. 15, 2015
WHITE-FRONTED GEESE Nov. 1 - Dec. 14, 2014 AND Jan. 17 - Feb. 15, 2015
LIGHT GEESE Nov 1 - 9, 2014 AND Nov. 12, 2014 - Feb. 15, 2015
LIGHT GOOSE CONSERVATION ORDER
Feb. 16 - April 30, 2015
Boat ramps are iced in with 1/4" thick ice. Reservoir 50% covered in ice. Thin ice in shallows, coves and along majority of shoreline.
Hunters need to be aware that 4 Trumpeter swans have been on the Reservoir this week.
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 After 3 years of gathering survey information, the daily hunting permit system is no longer in effect at Webster.