This is a collection of all the Region 3 Waterfowl Report
CHEYENNE BOTTOMS - Last Updated: 9/24/2014
|Waterfowl numbers||We estimate 30,000 to 60,000 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 4.3 teal per hunt for the season to date. However, the success dropped to 2.7 teal per hunt for the weekend on Sept. 20 and 21..|
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.
ISABEL - Last Updated: 9/19/2014
|Waterfowl numbers||Very few teal in the area.|
|Water level||The pool along Hwy. 42 is nearly full. The main lake is nearly full. There is water in the pool south of the main lake.|
|Expected hunting success|
|Comments||Daily Permit or Electronic Check-In 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: 9/25/2014
|Waterfowl numbers||Approximately 200 teal, 50 mallards.|
|Water level||Pool 1 is 75% full. Pool 2 is 90% full. Pools 4, 6, and 8 are full. There is water north and west of pool 6. Pool 9 is 60% full. The remaining pools are nearly dry. Water is currently being pumped to pools 2 and 9.|
|Expected hunting success|
|Comments||Permit or Electronic Check-In required (Free) - available in all parking lots. Remember that only non-toxic shot is allowed for all shotgun hunting at Texas Lake Wildlife Area.|