Norton Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers 2,500 ducks (1,500 mallards) and fewer than 1000 geese.  A few snows mixed in.    
Water level Sebelius Reservoir is currently 15.9 feet below conservation pool.
Hunting conditions Reservoir is 70% ice covered west of Duck Blind Point.  Most coves except Leota are frozen.  Leota ramp still usable.  Horseshoe primitive ramp ice locked.   
Expected hunting success Water levels are once again down from last year.  Some vegetation had time to establish on the shoreline towards the west end so hunters will have a few more places to hide this fall.  Nearly 300 geese have been banded and released on the property.
Comments
Norton Reservoir is in the HIGH PLAINS DUCK ZONE

Blinds may be used and must be constructed of natural herbaceous materials or woody debris that are present on the site.  Blinds constructed of non-natural materials must be removed from the property each day.  Please do not bring materials from off-site.     

Duck season Oct. 11-Dec. 8, 2014 AND Dec. 20, 2014-Jan. 25, 2014.

Mallard Migration Rank = 5