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Melvern Lake Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers Approximately 3,500 ducks.  A mixed bag of dabbling ducks including pintail, teal, shovelers, and gadwall.  Some mallards but relatively few compared to other species.  90% of birds observed were on the refuge.
Water level Lake level 1034.97; Conservation pool = 1036.
Hunting conditions There is huntable water in all wetlands.  Moist soil vegetation looks excellent.     
Expected hunting success  Fair
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Mallard migration: 1

All hunters utilizing Melvern Wildlife Area are required to obtain a free daily hunt permit through the new electronic permit system. Hunters can register now to begin using the electronic system at https://kdwpt.isportsman.net/    For more information (click here)Waterfowl hunters utilizing the main lake are only required to obtain a permit when hunting west of Hoch Rd.  Paper permits will also be available through the 2014 hunting season.

Youth waterfowl season is October . Regular waterfowl season opens November 1, 2014.

Refuge Area is CLOSED Oct. 1st through Jan. 15th