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Council Grove Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers No light geese.  Approximately 1,200 Canada geese, 45 White-fronted geese, and 1,900 ducks (primarily goldeneye with some mallards) on 02/20.          
Water levels 2.8 feet below conservation elevation (1,274') on 02/20.
Hunting conditions Difficult.  Lake approximately 95% ice covered on 02/20.  Declining lake levels have pulled water away from cover edges.  Hunters may find it challenging to conceal themselves.  A thin fringe of food producing vegetation exists along some lake edges, but will not be available to feeding waterfowl without precipitation and increases in lake levels.
Expected hunting success Poor.  
Comments Duck and dark goose seasons are CLOSED.  Light Goose Conservation Order open through April 30.