Hillsdale Waterfowl Report


Waterfowl use increasing where water is available. Species include gadwall, wood duck, northern shoveler, blue-winged teal, green-winged teal, and American coots.


Antioch Wetland - Over half full. Greater than 30 acre-feet pumped as of 10/29. 

Browns Wetland, Upper Unit - Approximately half full with plenty of millet and smartweed inundated. Pumped 29 acre-feet into the unit in early September.

Browns Wetland, Lower Unit - Low but huntable and pooled near the west end of the unit.

Youth-Mentor Wetland - Low. We will be unable to pump this unit this year; however, rainfall has maintained a pool that may hold some waterfowl.

Hillsdale Lake - Normal elevation (See Army Corps Daily Report). Plenty of aquatic vegetation inundated particularly near the Waterfowl Refuge.