This is a collection of all the Region 3 Waterfowl Report
CHEYENNE BOTTOMS - Last Updated: 8/28/2014
|Waterfowl numbers||We estimate 15,000 total ducks, mostly blue-winged teal. The early teal migration is just beginning to arrive.|
|Water level||Pools 1A is about 32 inches, 1B and 1C each are at 25 inches. Pool 2 is near 19 inches, Pools 3A is about 10 inches, 3B and 4A are near 15 inches, and Pool 4B is about 14 inches and Pool 5 is about 12 inches. We are currently running water from Pool 1 into Pools 3B, and 4A and 4B.|
|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.|
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. 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.
ISABEL - Last Updated: 1/22/2014
|Waterfowl numbers||3 mallards observed 1/22. 90% Ice covered.|
|Water level||The pool along Hwy. 42 is dry. The main lake is full. The pool south of the main lake is dry.|
|Expected hunting success||Regular duck season (low plains late zone) dates are Oct. 26 - Dec. 29, 2013 and Jan. 18 - Jan. 26, 2014.|
|Comments||Daily Permit Required - free in each parking lot. Instructions are posted. Only non-toxic shot is allowed on Isabel Wetland Wildlife Area for all species.|
TEXAS LAKE - Last Updated: 1/2/2014
|Waterfowl numbers||No waterfowl observed 1/2. 100% ice-covered|
|Water level||Pool 9 is 30% full. Pool 6 is full. There are some small pools of water north and west of pool 6. Pool 8 has some water on the north end. Pool 2 is 75% full. Pool 3B is nearly full. Pool 1 is nearly full.|
|Hunting conditions||Regular duck season (low plains early zone) is Oct. 5 - Dec. 1, 2013 and Dec. 21, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014.|
|Expected hunting success|
|Comments||Permit required (Free) - available in all parking lots. Remember that only non-toxic shot is allowed for all shotgun hunting at Texas Lake Wildlife Area.|