Cheyenne Bottoms Waterfowl Report
|Waterfowl numbers||We estimate 50,000 to 80,000 total ducks, mostly blue-winged teal. The early teal migration is just beginning to arrive. TEAL HUNTERS NEED TO BE MINDFUL OF THE LARGE NUMBERS OF WOOD DUCKS AND IMMATURE SHOVELERS ON THE AREA.|
|Water level||Pools 1A is about 35 inches, 1B and 1C each are at 32 inches. Pool 2 is near 20 inches, Pools 3A is about 13 inches, 3B and 4A are near 18 inches, and Pool 4B is about 16 inches and Pool 5 is about 15 inches.|
|Hunting conditions||Moist-soil plants resulting from the low water early and the June rains are excellent. Some of the best smartweed in years, as well as millet are present.|
|Expected hunting success||Teal season is shaping up to be a good one this year. Hunters have been averaging about 4.8 teal per hunt.|
Hunting pools will eventually be held from 15 to 18 inches. Pool 3A will be a primitive pool (no motorized watercraft) for the entire waterfowl season and kept at shallower depths. Hunters are encouraged to use the electronic Daily Hunt Permit system being introduced this year. This will eventually replace the paper permits.
KDWPT IS IMPLEMENTING AN ELECTRONIC PERMIT SYSTEM FOR THE 2014-2015 HUNTING SEASONS
HUNTERS NEED TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT IN iSportsman BY GOING TO https://kdwpt.isportsman.net AND FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE DIRECTIONS:
1. Scroll down the left side of the page to the blue "register" button.
2. Provide hunter information.
ONCE REGISTERED, HUNTERS WILL BE ABLE TO CALL OR LOG ONTO THE SYSTEM SEPTEMBER 1 AND GET THEIR PERMIT FOR THE DOVE OPENER. THEY CAN ALSO VISIT THE CHEYENNE BOTTOMS WILDLIFE AREA PAGE ON iSPORTSMAN AT https://kdwpt.isportsman.net/Locations/Cheyenne_Bottoms.aspx
PAPER PERMITS WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE INFORMATION CENTERS, HOWEVER, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE THE iSPORTSMAN ELECTRONIC CHECK-IN SYSTEM AS IT WILL BE USED EXCLUSEIVELY IN FOLLOWING YEARS.