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Benedictine Wildlife Area Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers 10,000 + ducks, Mostly mallards and a few teal
Water level

Good water in wetland southeast of parking area, still have some open water.

  • October 1 through March 31 the area can only be accessed with a special permit obtained through a drawing. The application and drawing will take place online only in 2011. Look for "Special Hunts" on our home page under "HUNTING".

North wetland (first one) on the west complex is dry so we can apply bentonite clay to seal it when it get dry enough.

Having electrical problems with pump on western wetlands. Pump will run for awhile and then shut off. May or may not be water in that complex.

Hunting conditions Good water level and the habitat is great.
Expected hunting success Fair to good. Some hunters have limited out in a short period of time on Mallards
Comments

Having electrical problems with pump on western wetlands. Pump will run for awhile and then shut off. May or may not be water in that complex.

North wetland (first one) on the west complex is dry so we can apply bentonite clay to seal it when it get dry enough.

Starting November 18th 2013 the Corps of Engineers will have a construction crew at Benedictine Bottoms constructing two new chutes off of the Missouri River. The construction will be ongoing and could last over a year. During this time there will be areas that will be closed to public access. As the construction progresses we will keep you updated. This construction should not effect waterfowl hunting except for the increase in vehicle traffic.

October 1 through March 31 the area can only be accessed with a special permit obtained through a drawing. The application and drawing will take place online only in 2011. Look for "Special Hunts" on our home page under "HUNTING".