Webster Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers

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


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. 

 2014 - 2015 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 After 3 years of gathering survey information, the daily hunting permit system is no longer in effect at Webster.