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Melvern Lake/Wildlife Area Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers Approximately 4,000 ducks (2,500 dabblers and 1,500 divers, primarily goldeneyes) and 500 geese.  A mixed bag of dabbling ducks but about 90% mallards.  80% 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.  Most ice cover should be off of shallow water areas by this weekend with the warmer forecast weather.  Moist soil vegetation looks excellent.     
Expected hunting success  Good

Mallard migration: 3

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