Wilson Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers

New ducks have arrived this past week.  Estimate 1000-1200 mixed puddle ducks.

A few hundred Canada geese and several hundred cranes in the area.

Be aware of Whooping  Cranes in the area.  A Whooping crane was reported on the wildlife area on Oct. 29th.

Mallard Migration Rank

Mallard Migration Rank = 1.

The Mallard Migration Rank is subjective and ranges from 0 (no mallards) to 10 (Peak Mallard Numbers)

Click here to learn more about the Mallard Migration Rank.

Water level 1508.79 ft; 7.2 ft below conservation pool.  Record Low Elevation
Hunting conditions  Fair
Expected hunting success Mostly exposed shorelines due to low water.  Birds off points from Pelican point to Spillway ramp and along north side.

Cedar Creek and Elm Creek boat ramps are NOT OPEN due to low water conditions

Refuge CLOSED SEPT 1 through JAN 31

Contact Corps of Engineers at 785-658-2551 for hunting restrictions around Minooka, Lucas and Sylvan Parks

Contact Wilson State Park at 785-658-2465 ext. 1 for hunting restrictions around Hell Creek & Otoe Parks

To track the 2013-2014 waterfowl migration and post your hunting results visit Ducks Unlimited's Migration Map by clicking the link below:

Ducks Unlimited Waterfowl Migration Map