Glen Elder Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers

Mallard numbers around 14,500 and other ducks 2,000, mostly goldeneyes.

Canada geese 24,000.  Light geese 160,000.

Mallard Migration Index (6)

Water level 2.3' below conservation pool and steady.
Hunting conditions No flooded vegetation and not much for shallow water areas.  Ice coverage 98%, boat ramps unusable.
Expected hunting success Good.  Birds are staying on a few open spots in the middle of the lake.

Check Area News for updates.

Low Plains Early Duck Zone north of Highway 24 is CLOSED.

Low Plains Late Duck Zone which is majority of the property (south of Hwy 24) opens January 17-25, 2015.

Canada and Light goose seasons are open November 1 - 9, 2014 and reopens November 12, 2014 - February 15, 2015.

White-fronted goose season opens January 17 - February 15,2015.

Both Cawker City and Granite Creek Refuge closure dates are November 1st - January 31stThe refuges are open to the public until that time.

The Youth/ Mentor hunting area is now located in the Granite Creek Refuge and is in effect from October 1 - January 31. Waterfowl hunting from the shoreline area is allowed in the Youth-Mentor Area as long as EACH adult is hunting with a youth 17 years or younger. Boats of any sort are prohibited in the Granite Creek Refuge.

Zebra Mussels have been confirmed in Waconda Lake. Be sure to dry boats and equipment before moving to other waters.