McPherson Valley Wetlands Waterfowl Report
|Waterfowl numbers||At least 2,500 ducks at this time. Mostly blue-winged teal. A good push of birds came in last night with the cold front.|
|Mallard Migration Rank||
Current rank: 0
This rank is subjective and ranges from 0 (no mallards) to 10 (peak numbers)
|Water level||Good. Recent rains provided about two days of run-off. All pools have some huntable water at this time.|
|Hunting conditions||Moist soil vegetation is good to exceptional across the area. Smartweed and barnyard grass production has been exceptional this year.|
|Expected hunting success||Good, if we can get another good push of birds in the next week.|
DUCK AND DARK GOOSE SEASON ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED!
Early teal season runs from Sept. 13 - 28, 2014.
MPWL is transitioning to a new daily permit system called Isportsman. Hunters will need to register prior to hunting at MPWL. Hunters will login (or call) each day prior to hunting to get a daily permit, and report back harvest similar to the paper daily permits. Please visit https://kdwpt.isportsman.net/ to register prior to hunting season.
The Little Sinkhole/Farland Lake marsh unit is included in the EARLY low-plains duck zone (as is the rest of MPWL).
MPWL is transitioning to a new daily permit system called Isportsman. Hunters will need to register via PC prior to hunting at MPWL. Hunters will be able to login from PC, smartphone, or call in from a cell phone or landline phone each day prior to hunting to get a daily permit, and report back harvest similar to the paper daily permits. Please visit https://kdwpt.isportsman.net/ to register prior to hunting season.
We are currently producing a McPherson Valley Wetlands electronic newsletter that will be distributed bi-annually. The newsletter will highlight season results, upcoming projects, forecasted fall flights, and other information that hunters / users should be aware of if they plan to visit the area. If you are interested in recieving this newsletter please Click here.
For refuge locations, please see the link McPherson Wetlands brochure and map on the McPherson Wetlands web page for these changes or contact the area office for more information at (620)-241-7669.
All shotgun hunters at McPherson Wetlands are required to use non-toxic shot for all hunting. This includes upland birds.
Keep in mind, during and after rain events, area roads become very greasy. Please use caution and good judgement before entering these roadways. IF ROADS ARE WET, PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL ON THEM! It is very difficult and very expensive to get wrecker assistance once stuck.